Rhonda, I don't know about medications for children but I do know that on our last cruise we took along some ginger chews from our local health food store and when we were feeling a little sick we took one of those and it really helped with the seasickness, almost instantly.. It was better to chew the candy than take the drugs !!
The medication they can take will depend on their age....ask their doctor to be sure. I saw a few older kids with the patch on our Conquest cruise. My teens (15 and 17) take meclizine, as needed. The 15 year old didn't need it at all, but the 17 year old needed it almost daily (he's prone to motion sickness). My husband always uses the patch, but, instead of changing it out on the 3rd day, I told him to wait and see if he really needed it....turns out he was fine without it.
The patch has side effects (drowsiness) that you won't find with Bonine. Bonine is safe for children, comes in chewable orange tablets and lasts 24 hours.
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Thanks so much! My kids get motion sickness from riding in a car, and a little on rides. I don't want to be stuck on the ship with sick youngsters! I take bonine myself, and it is a miracle med. I love it. It worked like a charm. When I had morning sickness I tried those sea bands, and nothing worked, not peppermint etc... but ya know, morning sickness is different. Thanks all, I wil ask the pediatrician when the kids go for their well checkup
I've also had very good luck with Bonine for the children.
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