Mom And Daughter Laughing together on Hammock at beach
  • On Jun 18, 2014
    Denise from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Sorry for so many questions-only 25 days until we board- Dream. Do seasick bands really work for kids? I called peditrican-told get OTC- no suggestions. How does an adult get patch? Any other suggestions for kids ages 7 & 9-first cruise-not sure if mo

    Ahoy, Denise!
    Your sail date is coming up soon - I know you must be over-the-top excited! Please feel free to ask as many questions as you need, we're happy to help.

    Dealing with seasickness on a cruise is no fun at all. I usually feel a little wobbly the first day, but as the cruise goes on I get my "sea legs" pretty quickly. My kids are the same! We've fortunately never experienced the nausea that some guests experience, but have certainly had our moments of feeling a tiny bit "green in the gills".

    For our family, I keep a supply of Dramamine on hand (regular, non-drowsy and children's), and it's worked great for us. We take one about 30 minutes before boarding, and then take them as needed throughout the cruise. I've never personally used seasick bands, but we sailed with a friend that swears by them. (Sea bands are tight-fitting bracelets that hit key pressure points on the wrist that help control nausea and motion sickness, and can be purchased at most pharmacies.) The great thing about seasick bands is that there are no drugs, and therefore no side effects! You'll need a prescription if you want to try a time-release motion sickness patch. Again, I've never used one personally, but I've seen many happy cruisers wearing them!

    Stateroom location can help with motion sickness. You'll tend to feel less motion in staterooms located on lower floors, and toward the middle of the ship. Try to avoid an inside cabin - a view of the horizon can be really helpful when getting used to the movement of the ship!

    Hopefully this helps get you prepared to deal with any type of seasickness issues. I'm hoping you won't need any of these remedies, and it will be smooth sailing from start to finish! Wishing you a magical cruise on the Disney Dream! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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