Thursday, 23 February 2012

Sea-Band Review and Competition

I was quite excited to review a pair for my eldest; he has started getting travelsick on the way to his weekly swimming lessons.  It would not be so bad but time is limited, so stopping for him to have fresh air or to get rid of some vomit on the way often means we are running late and bless him he probably arrives in the pool a bit shell shocked from the rush.

So on Wednesday we tried him wearing his new and dandy blue Sea-Band wrist bands.  His brother already sports the army variety, so this way they have their own unique look.  He travelled fine there and back without any complaint of sickness.  I am really pleased, no stopping, no panic just a pleasant car journey, arriving for his swimming lesson in plenty of time.  He says they look cool and he will not get sick now.  Not sure if its his new positive mental attitude or the power of pressure.  But either way it got the desired result for everyone, so we are very happy!


Sea-Bands retail at £8.15 and are suitable for children 3+.  I think this price is cheap considering how much travel sickness medicine costs.  These will pay for themselves quite quickly and also being drug free, means your not having to give your children medicine unnecessarily, which pleases me no end.  Plus they are so simple to use even I cannot get muddled up, just ensure that pressure is applied to the acupressure point on each wrist.


I bet these would also be prefect for morning sickness too.  I wish I had the pair they kindly sent me back when I was pregnant with my two, I suffered quite badly with morning sickness both times and had to be very careful about what I ate to limit the sickness, a set of these wrist bands might have put me out of my misery and saved me from chain eating ginger biscuits…

I do not travel too badly in a car lately, so have yet to give mine a proper airing but I would love to use them on my next boat journey as I still get exceptionally motion sick from travel by sea.  Many a holiday abroad has been spoiled by me hanging off the side of the boat giving the ocean the contents of my breakfast, lunch or dinner!

You can find out more about Sea-Band on their website including making online purchases.  Alternatively Sea Band are also available at your local chemist, that’s where I bought the set my youngest owns.

I have kindly been sent two sets (comprising of a child’s and an adults pack of wristbands each) to giveaway.  To enter please complete rafflecopter, this competition will close on the 10th of March.



a Rafflecopter giveaway

72 comments:

  1. help me please be sea sickness free

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  2. I know a little girl who really needs one of these, nothing I have tried has worked so far

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  3. So wanna try these as my 6yr old is terribly travel sick and can't even travel for 10miles without throwing up

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  4. Thanks for your giveaways - love the blog! I get carsick as does my daughter so hope to win.

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  5. Good morning! Keep up the good work with your fab blog :)

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  6. I would love give to give them a road test

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  7. Great competition!  I hate feeling sea sick & I hope my son doesn't inherit it!

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  8. Wish I had these when my kids were small

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  9. Great comp! I'm going to be missing sleep too when LO arrives soon! ;)

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  10. Great comp. Would love to enter.  I remember crying all the way to my Nanny's house because I didn't like the bumpy road!

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  11.  Love the giveaway , this would come in very hand

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  12. this is a great giveaway i am going on a cruise soon so this would be fabulous!

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  13. We have one pair and my daughter uses them on every journey. She has only got to go to the end of the road before feeling sick and guess what......THEY REALLY DO WORK. I would love to win another pair, as I would be frantic if I lost them and as you have said they help with nausea also and Bethan will not lend hers to anyone :-)

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  14. Hoping these might work for nephew who goes green as soon as he gets on a bus!

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  15. Am entering for my 10 year old daughter, who has just succeeeded in getting into a school a little further from home, but for who I am worried the journey on the bus could be problematic...

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  16. These sound fab. My little girl gets travel sick so these wud be perfect. :)  x

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  17. I found these fantastic when I was pregnant to help with morning sickness.  Would be great to have some for holidays :o)

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  18. I loved these when I was pregnant - I had to put them on before I got out of bed though (or it would be too late!)

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  19. i used these in my last pregnancy, was the first time i had suffered with morning sickness, so glad i never had it in my other 4 pregnancies, it was awful.  i wore mine 24/7.

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  20. my husband used something like these ages ago, and found them very successful. Thanks for the opportunity to win some

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  21. Would love to know about this product earlier as I have morning sickness through out my 9 month pregnancies and a month after delivery. However I can still use it for my future pregnancies :)

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  22. Wow I would love to win one of these, I suffer terribley with travel sickness! Great prize :)

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  23. kids are beautiful

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  24. Lauraannewhite4 March 2012 at 11:29

    these would be great for me cos don't really travel well

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  25. I love my family :0)

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  26. Great giveaway! I get dreadfully travel sick so would love to see if these could help me :)

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  27. kimberley plant6 March 2012 at 22:12

    hope u have a nice weekend x

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  28. what a fantastic blog!

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  29. Great Idea, great post

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  30. Great giveaway! Good luck all x

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  31. I used these with my eldest and they were brilliant. My youngest is now going through a mega travel sickness phase so would love to win these

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  32. Antheaholloway9 March 2012 at 14:17

    I love your competitions - have a good day and an even better weekend.

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  33. cool comp love to win it

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  34. Christina Michael9 March 2012 at 15:39

    People were raving about these in my last cruise

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  35. fantastic prize. i get so sick on boats and would love to see if this helps

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  36. Samantha_ripley9 March 2012 at 19:04

    we are driving to scotland for a holiday soon with 2 kids its a 3 hour journey and im sure these will help

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  37. Tracy Parkinson9 March 2012 at 19:36

    I would love to try these i have suffered from travel sickness since i was a child i am still unable to go far on a coach or car. 

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  38. michele omalley9 March 2012 at 19:43

    Being happy is what life is all about

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  39. Samantha Atherton9 March 2012 at 19:57

    glad you found something that works well for your little boy, i'd love to win so i could try them for myself 

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  40. Travel sickness is so annoying!

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  41. my eldest could do with these, he struggles and we are driving to the Alps at Easter!

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  42. These are amazing !! They also work on morning sickness :) x 

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  43. fingers crossed they are fab and i could do with some at the moment with bump

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  44. I've commented on

    http://reallymissingsleep.blogspot.com/2012/03/i-am-not-bear-grylls-wife.html

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  45. great prize, i get travel sick everywhere lol boats, cars, trains, hovercrafts. xx

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  46. Joanna Coleshill10 March 2012 at 06:31

    Fab product, when I was little and suffered from travel sickness I had to take these vile tasting tablets, I'm sure they made me worse than the actual car journey!

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  47. Great product, I used it on a channel crossing and it really worked

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  48. I would love these for my eldest little girl, she suffers really badly with travel sickness and I usually end up giving her a specific child range of travel sickness tablets, which she hates as she says they taste 'funny'. I would love to try these so I no longer have to use medication on her and she would love them - as they look quite funky for a little one! 

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  49. great for my daughter who suffers with travel sickness

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  50. Hilda Hazel Wright10 March 2012 at 10:35

    Hi!  Thanks for the competition!  I'd love to try the adult one of these, I've got a sailing day in June and I love being on boats but every time it makes me sick.  I was thinking I'd have to get something like this, plus pills, plus any other potential cure!  

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  51. Nice prize. I'd like to win it for my son.

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  52. Lyndsey Allison10 March 2012 at 12:40

    fantastic prize - both my sister and I are pregnant at the moment, meaning this product is a necessity!! :)

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  53. Hannah Whitling10 March 2012 at 14:33

    My mum was given these by a nurse when in hospital after feeling really sick after a huge op, they worked better than any anti-sickness medication given, so they're a brilliant invention. Would certainlt like to win this prize

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  54. awesome prize

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  55. Great prize, would love some for hubby and son to help with the ferry trip every time we go to see family.

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  56. Thank you for a great prize!

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  57. These sound like an absolutely fabulous idea! Much better than having to use medication. :)

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  58. Lorraine polley10 March 2012 at 16:11

    have used a band before to prevent sea sickness, they worked really well

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  59. sea bands are great 

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  60. My son who is 5 have these and they are brilliant.

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  61. would love to try this

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  62. Victoria Boland10 March 2012 at 21:27

    My son has taken after me and suffers with travel sickness, so these would come in handy.

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  63. This would really come in handy!

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  64. Heard about these from a friend, and definitely getting some for my niece who is awful for travel sickness on any journey over about a mile.  We are usually armed with a bowl and windows wide open.

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