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Tomorrow will suck

Posted by on Dec. 15, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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We have a 7 hour car trip with a toddler who gets carsick and has sensory issues so he screams because of his car seat restraints, we have a 100 pound lab that will drool and shed all over the backseat, eating in the car and a crowded interstate. Kind of puts a damper on the whole Christmas thing, lol

by on Dec. 15, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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cklamour
by Gold Member on Dec. 15, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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This is why:

1. I don't do dogs (although I do think they're cute)
2. FLY!

Good luck tomorrow. I can't even imagine the chaos from road trips.
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sheymann
by Gold Member on Dec. 15, 2012 at 10:54 AM

My DD turned a 6-7 hour car trip into a 10 hour car trip because we had to stop so often to try and calm her down when she was 4months... Good luck!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Dec. 15, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Put a blanket down to cover the seat for the dog....and give the kid a bit of dramamine (sp?) it will help with the car sickness and actually let him sleep a bit. I did this to my 11 month old when we were traveling overseas. He slept the whole 8 hour flight. 

mary841108
by on Dec. 15, 2012 at 10:56 AM

 my son gets carsick i know the nightmare lol good luck mama lots of dramamine (sp? that stuff that calms motion sickness) a good set of earbuds and a nice loud song on the ipod lol

romalove
by SakePrincess on Dec. 15, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Can you arrange to do most of the driving when your child would normally sleep?

brettsmomma
by ~Tammie~ on Dec. 15, 2012 at 10:58 AM

portable dvd. My son had sensory issues and HATES  cars to this day. (we do not drive as we live in a bigger city). Last trip I used the portable dvd along with my ipad and that kept him occupied. good luck! 


norwgnwood
by Platinum Member on Dec. 15, 2012 at 11:01 AM
Drive at night!
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mamabear55
by on Dec. 15, 2012 at 11:23 AM


Quoting romalove:

Can you arrange to do most of the driving when your child would normally sleep?

My husband and I don't see well enough without our glasses to drive at nighht

mamabear55
by on Dec. 15, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Just called the doctor and although he said it was safe, it is classified as an antihistamine like Benadryl and Benadryl makes him hyper, so that's a no go

Quoting mary841108:

 my son gets carsick i know the nightmare lol good luck mama lots of dramamine (sp? that stuff that calms motion sickness) a good set of earbuds and a nice loud song on the ipod lol


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