Well it has been a few years, as my youngest is 15, but I remember 8-10 months they threw up for just about any reason at any time! I have read that everyone is supposed to get sea sick but some don't because of scaring of the inner ears from childhood colds and whatnot makes them less susceptible. I don't know if it is true, but it sure makes an adult feel a bit less silly if you tell them that as they get sick. But it would indicate that children of all ages would be more prone. I know one of my sons got car sick even when very young, but the other does not. The one who got sick all the time is now 18 and still does not have a license and has no real interest in getting one, while the 15 year old is ready already or so he thinks! Not sure if it is related. But lots of people take kids out at that age, so I think if they are not prone to car sickness you should be OK.Are babies 8-10 months old prone to sea sickness?
I almost bet they are more immune to it than adults but that's just my hunch.
Frankly, Jim, I don't know for sure. Our old boat ("Mello Belle"--because she was very mellow at sea and often the "Belle of the Ball" in our harbor) was her first experience and she was just abject when we sold her ("Daddy, how can you sell Mello Belle, she's part of our family!?!") She didn't like HyLyte at first, even though she had her own cabin--still stuffed with toys, art supplies, et al to this day--because it replaced Mello Belle and it was hard for our dog, Nibbles ('cause he always wanted a little nibble of whatever you were eating), to make his way to or from the cockpit without a boost (the companionway ladder was too steep and she wasn't then big enough to handle the job.)What is it about the little boat that she misses, or what doesn't she like about the current boat?
Go for it. When they're still content to nap in a car-seat, and before they're crawling and running everywhere it is sooooo much easier to boat with the little ones.Have been following this thread with great interest. We will be sailing with our now 8 month old this summer on the Chesapeake. Have already thought about netting for the v-berth, and a forward facing seat for the cockpit!