Motion sickness is when your child gets dizzy and nauseated while riding in the car, a boat, train, airplane, or on amusement park rides. Other symptoms are an unsteady gait and vomiting. Motion sickness is common, occurring in 25% of young children.
Motion sickness is due to increased sensitivity of the equilibrium center found in the inner ear to motion. It’s an inherited disorder, and if one of the parents has it, 50% of the children will probably have it. It’s not related to emotional problems and your child cannot control it with will power.
All the symptoms of motion sickness usually disappear within 4 hours after stopping the trigger or motion. Have your child lie down and rest. If your child goes to sleep, all the better. But keep a vomiting pan handy. Usually children don't vomit more than once with motion sickness. As for the future, people usually don’t outgrow motion sickness, though it may become less severe in adults.
Have your child lie down and keep a vomiting pan handy. Give him only sips of clear fluids until his stomach settles down. If your child goes to sleep, let him sleep. Usually, children don't vomit more than once, and all symptoms disappear in about 4 hours.