Sorry - We seem to have not completed this section yet, but hope to over the coming months.
If you have any experiences or tips you would like to share, then please email us here.
In the mean time our basic tips are;
- No dairy (or at least limit the dairy) before a boat trip,
- Sit in the middle of the boat and as far to the back as possible, especially if you are on a fast ferry,
- If you know that a child (or adult) suffers from sea-sickness, then take medication prior to arriving at the port in order for it to take effect in time,
- Have entertainment easily available for the crossing that is quickly and easily packed away at the end.
- Have a separate bag (easily accessible in the car) for you to grab after you have parked the car on the ferry. This way you are speedy in getting the best seats on deck,
- It is a good idea to take a small buggy up with you too, especially on longer journeys in case there are not enough seats or one child wants to sleep,
- Take the opportunity for fresh air whenever possible, as helps with boredom and sickness - remember to always take warm clothes out with you or you could be lying on a cold deck feeling very ill and cold, as my husband found out a few years ago. My thanks that day, big style, went to the Brittany Ferry staff who looked after him (with regular checks and blankets) as I dealt with a sea-sick 2-year old and a thankfully sleeping 3-month old!
Enjoy your sailing, kids love seeing all the open water (when not being sick!)