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Dr.Girlfriend
01-14-2011, 04:53 PM
My daughter, who is 9, has never need sea sickness meds for the cruises that she's been on. Her first cruise she was 6. Our son will be 2 when we go in two weeks and I honestly do not know how he'll handle being on a ship. If he's like me, he will need something to keep the queasies away ;) But if he's like my husband, he'll be fine.

Anyone have sea sickness problems with toddlers before? I don't even know if the children's medication for sea sickness is allowed for his age.

drparoo
01-14-2011, 05:11 PM
You know what? Young kids just seem to rarely get any kind of motion sickness. That's why they can go on swings endlessly and WDW teacup rides while their parents are upchucking in the bushes. :lmao:

My son is one of the most seasick kids I've ever seen. Got sick on a prop plan, got car sick on winding mountain roads, felt really sick recently on the Universal roller coasters. But on four cruises, he has never felt sick.....from ages 12 to 18. Chances are great your toddler will be fine.

ETA.....ginger tablets are fine for kids as are sea bands.

andersonfamily
01-14-2011, 05:26 PM
Our 4 year old hurls on the tire swing, so I'm also interested to know what (if anything) you can give to little ones to ease sea sickness.

clawmachine
01-14-2011, 08:00 PM
I just spoke to our pediatrician about this and he recommended Dramamine (the standard formula is labeled for both kids and adults and kids just take split tablets). He said Bonine for Kids is ok but only for my older one (DS8). hth!


ETA: I also bought two "relief bands" on ebay - they are watch-like electronic devices that send signals on the spot of your wrist that is supposed to alleviate motion sickness. I got a good deal so I'm not going to be too upset if they don't work. The testimonials on them say that they can be used on any age and that they will work even after you already feel sick. I don't mind having Bonine in my system the entire trip (because I know my history of seasickness!) but I would rather only use stuff for the kids if really needed...

mufasa0505
01-14-2011, 09:10 PM
My daughter will be 18 mos on our cruise next month. Her pediatrician told me to use Benadryl because it works the same way as dramamine works on an adult.