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ds(15) school trip with overnight ferry - what to take for potential seasickness

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BrokenWing Sun 09-Jun-19 17:50:31

Ds is off on a school trip next month and they are on a ferry overnight there and back. He doesn't suffer from travel sickness normally but has never been on a long ferry trip before.

What should I send him with just in case he feels queazy and needs something?

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orangeshoebox Sun 09-Jun-19 17:56:31

plain crackers and full sugar cola

if he does get sea sick either lay down in berth (and stay there!) or go on deck where he can see the horizon.

which route? the level of movement depends on the seas crossed

MrsPatrickDempsey Sun 09-Jun-19 17:56:44

Sturgeon is brilliant.

Aragog Sun 09-Jun-19 17:58:55

Those sea bands for his wrists?
Travel sickness tablets - take a little bit before getting on.

I do suffer from travel sickness and there are some really good sea sickness bands you can get but they are expensive, so not worth the expense if he's not normally travel sick.

BrokenWing Sun 09-Jun-19 18:17:22

Thanks for the fast replies!!

It is Hull to Zebrugge (and back obviously). 🛳

I saw Sturgeon when googling, good to get a recommendation. 👍🏻

Are bands like these any good?

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Quartz2208 Sun 09-Jun-19 18:23:06

Ginger works really well and as long as they contain real ginger things like ginger biscuits and ginger ale.

DD starts eating mini gingerbread men around 2-3 days before travelling and during (when she would have a snack) and it has helped

Its also a nice one because they are nice biscuits anyway!

silver1977 Sun 09-Jun-19 18:25:16

I get bad travel/sea sickness, it is awful and I remember one horrific school trip to Germany sad . I find prevention is better than cure really.

My DD is going on a school trip on the ferry next month too, at the meeting they suggested taking tablets before they leave school. I use either Kwells or Sturgeon. I find taking half the recommended dose works just as well but without the drowsiness. If I took the amount suggested then I fall asleep!

Especially as your DS doesn't normally get sickness I would suggest just taking e.g half a Kwell rather than 1 just before they set off. Our school has said strictly no students up on deck at any point so no chance of any fresh air!

iwantavuvezela Sun 09-Jun-19 18:25:31

orangeshoeboxmight I just say thank you for using ther ter, full sugar cola - I ne we understand the term full fat ....

Has anyone used those wrist bracelets before - any good?

margotsdevil Sun 09-Jun-19 19:09:45

I swear by the wrist bands - I get badly travel sick in virtually all forms of transport (bar planes) and they really do work. Key is to position them correctly on the wrist before you feel sick. Much less effective if the nausea takes hold.

eternalopt Sun 09-Jun-19 19:12:33

Used those wristbands for both of my children on the ferry last year - emergency purchase in the shop on the ferry itself after one threw up and the other looked peaky. Worked a treat on both of them and peeled up quickly. They were fine on the return trip as well as we put them on about an hour before getting on the boat. I recommend them on that basis!

iwantavuvezela Mon 10-Jun-19 14:25:29

Thank you - will definately purchase one for my DD

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