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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 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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