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Old 07-18-2018, 02:06 PM   #1
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Cruising and avoiding sea-sickness

Hey guys, we will be doing out 3rd Disney cruise next May, and something on my mind is sea-sickness. The first trip was myself, my husband and our then 4 year old son, and the only issue was me the first night we sailed. The ship was rocking! Now last time, we had myself, my husband, our then 8 year old son, and a new 2 year old son. My 8 year old threw up in the elevator about 3 or 4 days into the trip, and the little one threw upon the table mid-meal. This trip, it is me, hubby, our now 14 year old son, now 7 year old son, plus my 8 year old niece. What do you do (especially for the kids) to avoid getting sick? Dramamine has failed for me before. TIA
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:32 AM   #2
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There are wrist bands to help with sea-sickness and nausea. Ginger is a natural remedy. And, you can consult with a pediatrician about prescription medication for the kids. Many cruisers have the small round patch behind their ear.

There's also these new goggles/glasses to ease motion sickness:

Good luck! Our family hasn't experienced any sea sickness while on board. I have a harder time when returning to land and finding my "land legs" as things continue to rock for a few days.
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Over the counter Dramamine and Bonine have done nothing for me in the past. I get prescription Meclizine (active ingredient in both OTC meds) which does work well. I also bought Sea Bands last cruise because it was really rough, more so then just meds could handle and the combo seemed to do the trick. I am tempted to try the Scopolamine patch for our cruise in October to see if it works just as well, but I want to try it before we leave to see if it gives me any of the side effects.
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Try eating a ginger cookie before getting out of bed. Also works for car sickness.
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