How to recognize motion sickness.
It's most common in children ages 2 to 12 years old, but it can happen at any age. Some kids are more prone to motion sickness than others – maybe because they're more sensitive to the brain's response to motion.
Motion sickness can also strike during a boat, train, or plane ride, especially if it's your child's first time or the motion is dramatic (turbulent air or rough water). It can even be triggered by swinging on a swing too.
Be alert to the early signs of motion sickness, a cold sweat and loss of appetite typically show up before a child starts vomiting. Once you see the signs, stop the activity if possible. Pull off the road for a short break if you're driving or have your child look out the window of the plane during a flight. If you can stop, lay them down and place a cool cloth on their forehead. Symptoms will subside quickly, within 15 minutes at the most.
The good news is that the tendency to get carsick, get seasick, and feel motion sickness in general usually diminishes as kids get older.
Feed her. Your instinct may tell you to do the opposite, but if she's eating solids, provide a light snack before the trip. Why? Hunger can sometimes make nausea worse.Try to schedule the trip during nap time, since they're much less likely to become sick to their stomach if they're asleep during the motion.