Barftastic Headline of the Day: Insurance Study Links Carsick Children to Carsick Parents

By Jason Davis | August 04, 2011
Car sickness: It comes and goes, right? Not necessarily, says a new study. According to Diamond Insurance, a British insurance provider that caters to women, sixty percent of respondents who suffered "road ptyalise" as children still displayed symptoms as adults. Worse yet, those who do not outgrow car sickness are five times more likely to produce spew-tacular offspring. Of the 2,000 parents, 41 percent who did not outgrow the disease also had children prone to car sickness, compared to only eight percent of those who did not suffer as children. "Car journeys with children can be difficult at the best of times, but when you throw in travel sickness, they become even more stressful for parents and children alike," said Diamond's managing director, Harriet Neale. "Our study certainly suggests travel sickness runs in the family, so many parents will empathize with their children and hopefully know a few remedies to make car journeys that little bit easier." The study also showed that one in four British children suffered the queasetastic malady, and two-fifths of the parents prepared for road trips by stocking barfbags. Diamond notes that motion sickness pills, chewing gum, and pseudo-science acupressure wrist bands didn't work as well as the simplest home remedy: rolling down the window. We're not aware of any American studies, but kids are kids, right? And on that note, what's the best advice/remedy you know? Share it in the comments below! Source: Diamond