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Thursday, March 31, 2011

How do the Duggars Prevent Motion Sickness?

Whether traveling by plane, train, or automobile, motion sickness runs in the Duggar family. Many fans have asked what specific products they use to counter motion sickness, and we have the answers!

Have you ever seen Michelle distributing what looks like bracelets to the children as they board the bus for a road trip? Those are called Sea-Bands, non-invasive wrist bands that help prevent nausea. To purchase, check your local pharmacy, or search for Sea-Bands on Amazon.
The second product that the Duggars use for motion sickness is Bonine, an over-the-counter, chewable medication. To find a store near you that caries Bonine, click here.

Do you suffer from motion sickness? If so, how do you prevent it?

14 Comments (Click Here to Add Yours):

Sarah said...

I am a victim to motion sickness - but I just tolerate it! (What a bad idea!) I'll be sure to keep my eyes open for those preventives/medication/etc!

Toyin O. said...

Thanks for sharing:)

happygardener21 said...

Dramamine - the formula that does not cause sleepiness. Works great! I never understood why the Duggars didn't give it to the kids (you break the tiny pill in half, per the instructions) instead of showing them on all those episodes getting sick in planes, busses and vans.

ProjectLifeBlogQueen said...

Thank-you for that info. I saw that they had bands, but I didn't know what they were called. I have a terrible time at theme parks and on airplanes. I also can't read in a car but other than that I'm fine in the car. This is a new development for me - it seems to have shown up in my 30's .

I will try these sea bands next time I go to an amusement park and see if they work for those rides!

Mary Houser said...

I have used the seasick bands that the Duggars use to prevent motion sickness when I was fishing a lot, but I always keep a supply of salty crackers or chips or some kind and that seems to work too. And I learned that if you keep looking around and don't stare at one item that also helps. As a child I used to sit on the floor of a car when my head of the seat to help too. Hope some of these ideas will help the Duggars.

Lynsey said...

I saw Michelle use the Sea-band wrist bands last season and got some for christmas! I also use bonine :) I get motion sick just as bad as the Duggars. So I always carry those with me!

Anonymous said...

Sit on a paper grocery bag - sounds wierd, but works amazingly on planes and travel buses. It got me to Ireland and back, including 14 days of bus travel.

Nanner said...

I fly alot on small airplanes, and though I'm usually fine, a bumpy ride will do me in!
I've found the best relief from an electronic-impulse band that works on the same principle as the sea bands, but also uses a little electric currant. It also helped me a ton with the morning sickness I had during my twin pregnancies. They are spendy, but re-usable and work great - I don't even feel the slightest bit sick. It is strange to think that a little tingle in your wrist does that, but for me it works better than Dramamine and without drowsiness.

http://www.medshopexpress.com/93315.html

Nancy S. said...

I am very prone to motion sickness and I found this website such a help to me when researching how to deal with it - www.motion-sickness-guru.com
I hate taking meds, so truly appreciate the many non-med ideas here.

Katrina Smith said...

I hate getting motion sick. It showed up in my late teens, and usually occurs when I'm not driving a car. Also, I can't really ride many rides at the amusement park because of the motion sickness. Maybe I should try those bands... Thanks for sharing this with us!

Anonymous said...

Does Michelle use bonine during pregnancy?

Anonymous said...

We are going to Guatemala on a mission trip (many mountainous roads) and plan to get wristbands for our team. Thank you Michelle! Do these also help with altitude sickess? If not, need suggestions to combat it also. God bless all of you - LOVE the show and your hearts!

Anonymous said...

@ happygardener21 Michelle Duggar does give her kids Bonine which is also the same thing as non drowsy Dramamine. The active ingredient is Meclizine.

Anonymous said...

The best anti motion sickness medication is Bonine or non drowsy dramamine. They both contain the active ingredient Meclizine which is best for motion sickness and dizziness. The wristbands are a great idea but they do not work for everyone.

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