Kids and Car Sickness

Our latest road trip (to downtown Calgary and back to the burbs) was a little more eventful when my son unexpectedly came down with a case of the flu.

There is nothing like the panic of your child telling you that you they are going to be sick and not being prepared. I recently read an article written by a mother of triplets about how she stocks every floor of her house and all the family vehicles with ice cream pails filled with vomit supplies.

I am much less prepared. I am notoriously without an extra diaper, wipes, snacks, etc. So, when my son suddenly became nauseous in the middle of rush hour traffic yesterday I was scouring my van for an appropriate item to ‘catch’ it in!


Luckily, my good friend Tara Ramos and creator of Morning Chicness Bags ( had sent me a couple of samples of her creation. These bags (modeled after airline sickness bags) were designed for expectant moms who needed a discreet and chic way to dispose of any morning sickness remnants. I quickly tore open the package and handed  my son a beautiful purple puke bag. When he was finished I closed the fold lock top on the bag and sealed it until we could properly dispose of it. Thank you Tara- you saved the day (and the interior of my van)!

I’ll be packing a couple of these in my carry on bag for our next family trip!

Vomit at 30,000 feet?

The other day I was talking with a Grandmother about a recent visit from her Granddaughter. She was telling me how great the visit had been right up until they got to the airport when her 2 year old granddaughter starting vomiting.

That made me recall a trip with my then 18 month old twins when my daughter threw up all over seat 18F on a Westjet flight to Honolulu (I guess my plan to keep her content on the flight with milk, uh…kind of backfired).

I’m sure you have had an experience where you or your little one got unexpectedly ill and needed a receptacle in a hurry. Well, finally someone has created an airline-style vomit bag that is chic and sassy!

My friend Tara Ramos, mother, world traveller and super chic lady created the “Morning Chicness Bag” after a long pregnancy with daily ‘morning sickness’.

Morning Chicness Bags
Morning Chicness Bags

The bags were designed with morning sickness in mind but I can think of many situations where it would be nice to have one stashed in my car, the diaper bag, the RV, etc. The airlines might want to consider these super-cool versions. Visit her website to order these great bags!