We are taking our daughter on her first cruise, she is 8. Can we give kids bonine? I dont have the box available to see dosage but should we give them something everyday just in case or let nature take its course?
Once you get sick its hard to get rid of so just curious if we should practice preventive medicine.
I think maybe you better ask your doctor or pharmacist. If you want to try a non-RX remedy, the motion sickness bracelets seem to really help a lot of folks.
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ask your doctor for the correct dosage. If your child is not prone to motion sickness in the car, airplane then chances are they won't have a problem on a cruise. The ships have great stabalizers. I take Bonnine only as a back-up plan. Bonnine works great for the mild to moderate queezies, if however your child is prone to SEVERE motion sickness, then i would ask your doctor about the patch.
I have had great results with ginger. Gingersnap cookies (kids love em), crystalized ginger candy, even gingerale - as long as it is made with real ginger and not just flavor.
The seabands also work great for mild/moderate queezies.
thanks for the info. i get it pretty bad on small boats but by the 3rd cruise i had weaned myself off the sea band and switched to the bonine and would have been fine except for that storm on the way home.
anyway ill keep the ginger snaps in mind. Can we bring those onboard? thought i would just get her a snack size bag in her carry on.
My daughter and granddaughter used to get terribly sick but now take powdered ginger in capsules and it has done away with motion sickness altogether. I don't find the crystalized ginger or ginger snaps strong enough - ginger tea is very good though and soothing to the stomach.
We get our powdered ginger at health food stores - though I believe that WalMart carries them.
There are also ginger candies that are sold at health food stores, such as GNC.
I also strongly suggest a visit to your doctor or Pediatrician before the cruise to ask about over the counter, motion sickness medications for your child. Most of them are anti-histamines and can have a sedative effect on children. Even non-drowsy formulas such as Bonine (Meclizine).
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