SailNet Community - View Single Post - 7 Year Old Gets Sea Sick
View Single Post
Old 08-10-2011
chartscharts chartscharts is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 50
Thanks: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
chartscharts is on a distinguished road
I have no idea if this would be appropriate for your seven-year old, so you and your doc should decide, I'm not a doc...

....but for my kid (he's 11 now, but sailing with me since 4 or 5), after talking with his doc, we give him a little Dramamine.

The side affects can make him (or anyone) sleepy, but what we do is cut it in quarters by breaking a pill in half, then breaking it again. At that small dose, there does not seem to be any side effects that he can notice, but it takes the edge of the motion.

Much fun ensues...

As others have said, he's not choosing to feel sick and probably isn't faking it. Some folks are more susceptible than others. A tiny bit of the right over the counter solution (if it's appropriate for him) might turn on the fun.

Reply With Quote Share with Facebook