Are you excited about the thought of your upcoming Disney Dream Cruise, but worried about seasickness that goes with it? I know that feeling. I’ve shared our trials with Pea’s queasy tummy. Dealing with motion sickness and stomach bugs are among my most popular parenting hacks.
Luckily there are plenty of ways to keep motion sickness and sea sickness at bay, so you can get back to enjoying your time on the ship. Take a look below at tips for preventing motion sickness on your Disney Cruise, so you can be sure to spend more time celebrating and less time feeling sick. Here is what you need to know.
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Seasickness Prevention Tips
1. Try reflexology/acupressure
There is a pressure point on the wrist that when it is compressed, it can help fight motion sickness and nausea. Try Sea Bands, the wrist band that helps press on this spot and will keep you from feeling ill. You can buy these at most pharmacies for just a few dollars, and they can help alleviate symptoms.
2. Give oral supplements a try.
There is a wide variety of motion sickness pills and tablets on the market. Taking one prior to boarding as well as daily on the cruise can help with motion sickness. Some brands include Bonine, which can help you beat the feelings of nausea or dizzy head. If you need any while on the ship, just ask a cast member who will provide them to you at no cost.
3. Peel and stick seasickness away.
You might have seen the peel and stick medications that are placed behind the ear. These are available at most pharmacies and can help you banish motion sickness without the worry of taking pills. Consider these peel and stick patches if pills aren’t your cup of tea.
4. Munch seasickness away.
Keep crackers on hand to munch on when you feel nauseated. Avoid rich foods and stick to clean, healthy foods and plenty of water. By keeping your system full of healthy and nutrient-rich foods you can best banish any nausea. Crackers work wonders and many people swear on green apples as well. Just like they work well during first trimester pregnancies, they can work well now too! You can even try these nausea lollipops!
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5. Stay hydrated.
One of the best ways to keep seasickness and dizziness away is to stay hydrated. In the heat you can quickly get overwhelmed, so instead take advantage of the beverage stations so you can get all of the liquids your body needs. The eight glasses a day rule should still apply, now more than ever.
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6. Avoid heels.
With the shifting that happens on the ship and the rough waters it can encounter, avoid heels or wedges on the ship. Instead, stick to tennis shoes or flat sandals that can help you stay grounded and comfortable. You will avoid injury, be able to move around quicker, and just stay a little safer.
7. Try essential oils
We were worried Pea’s motion sickness would rear its ugly head and ruin the cruise for her. I didn’t bring a diffuser because of the scarcity of outlets on ships so I brought my homemade car sickness air fresheners. They helped her stomach settle and made our cabin smell divine! We use this USB Essential Oil Diffuser in the car now. I wish we had it during the cruise!
Do you have any seasickness remedies you can share? Comment below!
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Mari L. Harpham says
I was sea sick on our last cruise and the crew recommended Ginger Ale. I have also been given ginger root capsules on other ships.
J. Ivy Boyter says
I second the Sea Bands. I had them available for two cruises and then ended up using them during my second pregnancy … I looked like a buffoon wearing them the entire first trimester, but they helped a bit!