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kdarsl April 28th, 2004 07:58 AM

motion sickness medicine for children
 
I have a four year old daughter that we will be taking on the Mariner of the Seas on May 2nd and wondered what over the counter medications you have found work the best for motion sickness?

alison1170 April 28th, 2004 08:23 AM

Re: motion sickness medicine for children
 
I dont know if they make any for kids. You could always check with your doctor. Maybe he can prescribe something. Also, they make those Sea Bands (pressure point bands). Maybe they would work, though they might be too big. They need to be tight.

alison


Janice B. April 28th, 2004 08:49 AM

Re: motion sickness medicine for children
 
You can give a child Dramamine. I bought for my kids before we left on our last cruise. We didn't need it though. It didn't bother them at all. Dramamine comes in pill form and chewable tablets( that's what I bought). NOt everyone carries the chewables. I had a hard time finding it. I eventually found it at WALMART. Hope you have a great trip!
Janice

LisaK April 28th, 2004 12:50 PM

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Have a couple of back up plans. 1. If your child gets motion sickness when riding in the car or on an airplane then try the sea-bands , yes they work very well, pressure points. My girlfriend's son get severe motion sickness -he wore the bands on the cruise and had no problems at all.
2. If the seabands don't seem to be working go for the Bonine, i think it works better than Dramamine, ask the Pharmasist about dosage for kids. Have them take it at night to avoid the possible sleepy side-effects- keep taking it for a couple of days, back it off and see what happens, if your child still gets the "queezies" and that " I think i am going to throw-up" feeling, start on the Bonine again.

3. For the occassional mild queezie - have some ginger cookies, or a glass of ginger ale and get them outside into the fresh air. Keep them busy and active to take their minds off of the "feeling"

Darcy May 4th, 2004 09:46 AM

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We just got back and I brought the chewable Bonine tablets. The whole cruise only one child (out of three) needed to take one tablet.

PapaBill May 4th, 2004 12:37 PM

Re: Re: motion sickness medicine for children
 
Lisa K has given excellent and complete advice here.

LisaK May 5th, 2004 11:04 AM

Re: motion sickness medicine for children
 
why thank you! Papa Bill, comes from experience, you know.

cruise4fun May 6th, 2004 08:51 AM

Re: motion sickness medicine for children
 
I went to the local Nature Food Store and bought my kids a few items...

1) ginger drops in pure cane sugar (they look just like pieces of candy)
2) all natural motion sickness pills by Hylands
3) Seabands

All natural remedies with no side effects.


trish35 May 11th, 2004 08:38 PM

Re: motion sickness medicine for children
 
Hi!
I'm a nurse at a hospital and I asked one of our docs and he said Dramine is fine and effective for children in the proper dosage.


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