TRAVEL MISTAKE 5
Passing your kid the iPad while on the road
Air and motion sickness usually do not affect babies, but it can hit older kids. Those aged two to 12 years old tend to be prone to nausea, vomiting, headaches and general discomfort while travelling, says Dr Tan.
This could be due to their developing balance centre, says Dr Tan. Babies don’t have this problem because they are usually on their backs.
To prevent motion sickness, Dr Tan suggests:
• Offer plenty of ﬂuids to keep your kid hydrated.
• Get him to focus on the surroundings outside the vehicle instead of watching a video or reading a book, which may make matters worse.
• Travel during naptime.