We are taking our children (ages 8 & 12) on a cruise around the windward islands in the Caribbean. They have not sailed before. What can I give them to help prevent motion sickness? I have read about ginger. Does this work as well as Bonine or a Scop Patch? Any advice would be welcome!
Actually I have the same question, but my daughter is only 4. Is ginger the "best" way since it's natural, or is there something else I can take along just in case. She'll probably have an iron stomach like her father...since going on the Teacups at Disneyland is her favorite thing to do, but I'd like to have something to offer her if the need arises!
We sailed in December. The pediatrician suggested that I use dramamine for our kids (8 & 12). I tried them on some at home first to see if they had any adverse reactions. They were fine. They took a pill each night before bed and never felt seasick. My husband and I took ginger capsules that can be purchased through health food stores (vitamins etc.) They actually had several different types. I bought a capsule that was a combination of ginger and other herbs. We took them 3 times a day and had no motionsickness. We had some fairly rough waters, too! I'd take them again in a minute. No side affects. Go to your vitamin store and ask them. The employees were very knowledgable.