I also give my girls (13 and now 11) a pill too but just the first day. Last year on the Legend we were following a tropical storm. I gave my one of my daughters a pill and I think I even split it in half. She ended up eating the buffet and then sleeping til muster. After muster, she slept til dinner. Lots of folks were sick on the ship over the week even though we weren't in a storm but just coming after it. Seas were churned up and Cozumel waters were a nasty mess.
What works for you? What is the best for kids without drugging them into a stupor? I have a health food store less than a mile from my house that I could buy ginger but does that really work?
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