It's hard not to freak out when your child is sick. If they become sick during a long road trip, it makes things even more challenging. There could be a million reasons why your baby is acting miserable in the car, including the fact that they don't want to be in the car anymore. Before jumping to worst case scenario, bear in mind that just like older kids and adults, babies can get car sick too. And, thankfully, there are some tell-tale car sick symptoms in babies to watch out that will help you find the best way to make your kid feel better.
Motion sickness plagues a lot people, but why it happens to some and not others is a bit of a mystery. According to Healthline, your body gets a lot of signals from your eyes and inner ears to make you feel balanced. When these signals get confused (for example, your eyes can't see your moving, but your body feels it), you can get sick.
All of my life I have been plagued by motion sickness. I can't do anything in cars except look forward, listen to music, or talk to someone. I don't know if motion sickness is genetic, but my older daughter has had it since she was a baby. It was hard for me to figure out at first (as baby's aren't the easiest creatures to decipher), but once I did it made a world of difference because now we do a few special things before our trips to make sure she doesn't get sick. Here are five red flags that your baby isn't feeling so hot in the car.