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Ideas to curb nausea on the School Bus??

Latest Son started first grade & now has to sit two seats back on the bus. Last year he sat right behind the bus driver because that's where Kindergartners sit. So he wakes up crying that he can't ride the bus anymore because it makes his tummy funny & he tells me he's been to the Nurse 3rd day in a row in the morning & they told him he'd be fine & went back to class.

Any ideas on how to curb the nausea or convince him he'll be fine because he obsesses over things like this & makes it worse. OYE!

BTW, driving him myself is not an option.

Magical tricks welcomed! ;)



Asked by ILovemyPaulie at 8:54 AM on Sep. 12, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Get him some pressure point wrist bands that help with motion sickness, he can just take them off and put them in his back pack when he gets to school, they really work!
    I guess the other thing you could to is ask the driver if he was able to sit closer to the front, most likely being able to see out the windshield helps him.

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 8:59 AM on Sep. 12, 2013

  • Ginger chews! These were a lifesaver when my granddaughter had bus sickness. You can get them at WalMart and they're individually wrapped, in a bag (like those big bags of Hall's cough drops)

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 8:56 AM on Sep. 12, 2013

  • I don't have any suggestions but I hope you find something that works. My DD gets carsick on long rides, so we give her dramamine but that makes her tired and moody so that wouldn't be a good solution for a bus ride to school.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:24 AM on Sep. 12, 2013

  • Sea bands. I wouldn't do Dramamine that makes my kids sleep like rocks.

    Answer by funlovinlady at 9:57 AM on Sep. 12, 2013

  • Sea bands are da bomb! I won't get on a bus without mine.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:29 PM on Sep. 12, 2013

  • Ginger, ginger ale, mint lifesavers, and those little "magnetized" bracelets that they sell. They DO work btw.
    I get ill with my neck and these things have helped me.
    My son also has car probs- and the mint helped. Also, since he has Aspergers, he's found that holding something soft n squishy or a piece of towel helps to rub.... Works wonders! Hope it helps!!

    Answer by Jellyfishlion at 2:18 PM on Sep. 22, 2013

  • Prissy! I have them from when I was pregnant!! I will give him them!! Thanks! :)

    Comment by ILovemyPaulie (original poster) at 8:57 AM on Sep. 12, 2013

  • OK! I'll get the Sea Bands & give him the ginger chews! Thanks everyone!

    Comment by ILovemyPaulie (original poster) at 10:16 AM on Sep. 12, 2013