About a month ago, we took a trip to the Blue Bell Ice Cream factory. The girls had a lot of fun touring the factory and taste testing ice cream:
When she cried out at the end of a 45 minute drive and I turned around to see her and her carseat covered with vomit, the light bulb finally went off. She's getting carsick. I don't know why I didn't figure this out sooner, since I am very prone to carsickness.
Thankfully, I just happened to have supplies in the car to clean her up. Between her, Sierra's abdominal migraine/cyclic vomiting issues and Sedona possibly starting up on the abdominal migraine fun too, I decided it was time to just put together a carsick kit for the car:
Wet wipes (I used the ones leftover from Secora's hospital stay, but baby wipes are great) to clean up the kid
A roll of paper towels to soak up the bulk of the spill and to dry the carseat
Clorox wipes to clean up and sanitize the car, carseat, or anything else that was in the line of fire
Plastic bags for dirty laundry and trash. I stuffed 4 bags in the center of the paper towel roll so I have a laundry bag and trash bag ready for two incidents
Fresh clothes to change into. I put in 2 sets of jammies because who doesn't want to be comfortable after puking? I need to add in at least a t-shirt for the older girls, though they're less likely to be so messy since they can give me more warning about their impending reversal of fortune.
Hand sanitizer because, well, do I really need to explain that? I also threw in hand cleansing wipes we just had laying around
Emesis bags to hopefully catch the mess before the rest of this stuff is needed. Again, we had leftovers from the hospital, but you can order the hospital version, or other styles on amazon.
Small bottle of water. I haven't added this yet, but something to rinse out her mouth just in case we don't have another drink in the car.
Disposable gloves. A pair or two could definitely come in handy with bigger messes.
This is my first experience in dealing with carsickness in a person unable to tell me they are feeling sick. Does anyone else have tips to share?