Kids getting crook

Gday Peeps,

I wanted to find out if anyone has found a reliable method to preventing their kids from getting crook on the water besides not taking them. I have tried kiddie kwells for a while though they end up tired and wanting to lay down then get crook , ginger nut biscuits last time to with no success with the littlest one expelling her beetroot juice from the morning all over the boat!

Maybe just staying in close or the marina when they are onboard and catching a few whiting might be the go until they grow some sea legs. Funny thing is they were usually fine though now they have had a couple of doses they might be a bit paranoid that it is going to happen every time which is all it might take to get the ball rolling.

any info or tips appreciated! Cheer!

Leon

 

 


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 Try sea bands you can get

Mon, 2017-09-11 20:43

 Try sea bands you can get them from the chemist and really well

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 we swear by the travacalm

Mon, 2017-09-11 20:50

 we swear by the travacalm original. blue and white box. never had sandy or kids crook after taking them. sandy is a chronic suferer, 

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Short trips

Mon, 2017-09-11 22:21

  Short little trips out really helped my young bloke. As much as it's a PITA I come in as soon as they say they have had enough. It gets longer and longer. Try to avoid milk and acids as well.  He has toast for breaky water to drink and salted pretzels or plain corn chips for a snack.

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Why your offspring are green Sir!

Mon, 2017-09-11 23:38

Yeh I second being really careful what they eat the day before , no milk or milk products , and def no fishn chips, maccas etc, then

just before bed night before trip give them 1/2 a tablet of whatever there taking , so its in there system, followed by maybe another 1/2 before going out.

Full strength quells or avil ( a chemist only hayfever and motion sickness tab) will unfort knock the hell out of them if given a full tab at once.

There are non drowsy non side affect ginger tabs out now made by travelcalm , I have tried them but they feel not quite as affective as the big boys.

If they have been crook before the body will sense it and mild anxiety about it prob will occur , so nows the time to nip it in the bud , by doing a couple of small , non threating trips

to get there confidence back too.

 

 

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 Short trips maybe the best

Mon, 2017-09-11 23:42

 Short trips maybe the best way for a start, and keep them interested.
For mine it was as much peer pressure, they all got crook at one time or another but hassled the shit out of each other about it.

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May help Understand the problem better.

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trava calm

Tue, 2017-09-12 08:00

 blue and white box as mentioned although depending on your kids age might pay to check whats in them if not most fizzy drinks and some sort of gigner lolly work well also one of my mates gets sea sick all the time and he just brings lollypops with him and sucks on them he says it takes hes mind of it for a while and works for him all different things to try i guess 

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I suffered really bad

Tue, 2017-09-12 09:55

I suffered really bad sea-sickness until i was at least 18. My biggest tip is keep them busy the whole time, that is how i got into predominantly using only artificials as it keeps me busy while fishing, i cant just sit there with a bait on the bottom that gets me feeling groggy straight away. Short trips and keep them on fish, herring is a great target, throw a couple small plastics or metals out the back and do a slow troll 2-4knts. In the end outs time on the water, just gotta keep going until they grow out of it, i was so bad as a teenager i used to get sick on my uncles boat that wad tied up to his jetty on the canals, so if i can get over it anyone can! These days if i feel crook i purposely want to spew as i feel a million times better and dont get that groggy exhausted feeling i did when i was younger.

Oh and constantly snacking and small sips of antthing sweet ie. soft drink and lollies helps alot,  and tastes just as good coming up as it did going down, and the kids might enjoy the multi- colour vomit of Allens snakes haha

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 Travacalm original have some

Tue, 2017-09-12 10:07

 Travacalm original have some caffeine in them to counteract the sedating effect. They are safe for kids, depending on age just reduce the dose, either half or qtr tablet. Should be instructions in the leaflet to say how much for what age / weight child. Try them out at home one day before you try them on the water - good to know what they will do before you give them a dose on the boat. I use them every time I go, best thing ever for me. Can guarantee I would get sick if I didn't and with them I could read a book with my head down all day long. 

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The routine i have for the

Tue, 2017-09-12 13:41

The routine i have for the kids:

1. Watch what they eat.  Drier foods such as toast for brekky, biscuits, chips etc on the boat. Avoid dairy.  Agree with the constant snacking, but dubious about feeding them sweet things after having to clean a spewed up packet of lollie snakes from the cabin once.  Sweet smelling vomit exists and it's gross.

2. Kids Kwell's just before we hop in the car

3. Keep them engaged. Don't let them look down or go into the cabin.

4. Shorter trips or day trips where they can get in/out of the boat, and build up to longer days.

If they start going green, i try and get the boat moving again.  Within 2 minutes of being on the move, they're fine again.

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 on top of the travacalm

Tue, 2017-09-12 16:37

 on top of the travacalm original Sandy has plain chips or french fries and also sucks on oddfellows throuought the day , kids did the same, never a prob even in rough seas

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Thanks all!

Tue, 2017-09-12 19:08

few options to try until success! I think the whole mental side is probably the biggest and just need to get a few smooth runs under their belts . The bands I will certainly try as I prefer not to load them with pills !

Cheers and tight lines to you all!

Leon 

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 nothing mental about it.

Tue, 2017-09-12 19:36

 nothing mental about it. Asndy can vouch for it

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Well Russ

Tue, 2017-09-12 20:27

 I know if it's a bit lumpy out there and someone brings up the topic of getting crook then I have been known to go that way soon after . If the bands or something mitigate the risk of that happening too then I am all for it. The kid will say they don't like going out before we get there because the don't like to get sick . It just not on when seeing them land a fish with excitement trumps seeing them sick! Thanks for your input . Appreciate it!

leon

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Definitely mental, i used to

Tue, 2017-09-12 21:31

Definitely mental, i used to start feeling groggy in the car on the way to the ramp!

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Seasickness cure

Tue, 2017-09-12 22:30

 Tape their middle toes together

Guaranteed to work...

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I give the 4 and 7y old a

Wed, 2017-09-13 12:51

I give the 4 and 7y old a quarter of a Travacalm each and the 2y old seems ok without it.

Travacalm or no Travacalm, don't take them out in a 17kn southerly unless you want to be cleaning up spew.

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 I wouldnt give my grommies

Wed, 2017-09-13 19:12

 I wouldnt give my grommies any medicinals myself i'd prefer to wait it out...

 

Time on the water mate, or the old tow them behind the boat for a few minutes by the legs and then ask them are they still going to be sick if they come back aboard trick...

 

We've done heaps of kids like this, race or colour doesn't seem to matter it always works.....

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I think so

Wed, 2017-09-13 19:13

 plus shat conditions play a big part too Beau. I think with the list of remedies I have now it will be enough of a distraction for them just wondering what I am going to feed them, stick on them , or now, tape up on them. If something works consistently them I shall return to post about it for all. Thanks again!

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Wed, 2017-09-13 20:23

A guy I used to out fishing with used to bring a couple of Vegemite buns. They work well as the bread seems to absorb what's in your guts.

 

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