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Old January 1st, 2006, 06:09 PM
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My kids are 7 and 9. What can they take for seasickness?
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Hi Ann,
It could be that your kids may not even suffer from sea sickness, but to be on the safe side, I'd check with their dr. and see what he would recommend. Happy Cruising!
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Yes, check w/your doctor. Mine had recommended a portion of a dramamine pill for my daughter. However, I only give that as a last resort. I also carry sea bands with me (you can buy them on ship) which exert pressure on the wrists to overcome seasickness. However, if they don't work, ginger cookies, ginger ale, and ginger capsules (from a health food store) also help.

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kids usually don't get sea sick but there are child does' of sea sick meds next to the adult meds.
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Actually, kids do get seasick -- my daughter gets it much more than I do and she's cruised over 20 times! Just be prepared with child's dosages and you should be okay.
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Old January 6th, 2006, 10:01 AM
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Annie -do your kids get carsick? airsick? if they do is it severe or just mild queezies? If it is severe, talk to your peditrican about the best medication. My friend's son gets severe carsickness, she used 1/2 patch for him(on the advise from her dr) and it worked wonders.
If your kids are fine while traveling, chances are they won't need anything, but just to be on the safe side, find out from your dr. what the children's dose of Bonnine is, and bring it along as a back-up.
Bring along some ginger- this works wonders for the mild queezies. Ginger snap cookies, crystalized ginger candy, Ginger-Ale also works well, just make sure that the soda contains real ginger and not just flavor.
I know that i get a bit queezy when the ship first sails, so i have a glass of ginger-ale in my hand that i sip just before sailaway, and then i have another with dinner and i am just fine. Ginger works great - but you have to get it into your system at the first sign of the queezies, when your kids tell you "Mom my tummy feels funny".
Another great preventative is starcy carbs, keep something in your stomach,- bread, rolls, crackers.
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