Morning Sickness Survival Kit ideas??

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Some ideas:

  • mints
  • Seabands
  • ginger ale (TheFutureMcBride swears by this stuff called Outrageous Ginger, but I haven’t tried it)
  • ginger candies
  • ginger tea
  • hard candies
  • sour candies/lemon-flavored candies
  • “Preggie Pops” (they’re hard suckers with a dose of B6 in it)
  • travel-sized bottle of mouthwash
  • some kind of baby-related gift (like a cute onesie or picture frame for her first ultrasound picture)?  just something that reminds her about the good things about pregnancy.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Mrs. Spring: Outrageous Ginger Ale is very good. You can get it at Whole Foods, the reason I think it might work is because you really taste the ginger, so if she doesn’t like ginger that much it might not taste that great for you. By The Way all of their sodas are amazing, esp. the Vanilla Cream Soda. πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@MacFaniam24:  I’m definitely going to have to try it!  πŸ™‚ 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I am currently obsessed with Reed’s Virgil Root Beer (it can be found in the organic section of Kroger) and I was going to order some for the reception, but it ended up being too expensive, but while on the website I read reviews for their Ginger Beer and apparently women swear it’s the best thing ever for morning sickness and ive seen it at the same section of Kroger

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve actually found that plain (as in no butter no nothing) popcorn works really well when I need something in my stomach.  And for me, personally, Sprite works loads better than Ginger Ale.

 

Also, you’re an awesome friend for doing this πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Those little minnie toothbrushes and some wipes would be good for morning sickness away from home πŸ™‚ 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Yes, I agree, you’re an awesome friend! I would add peppermint lifesavers and peppermint-lemon caffeine free tea, too. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Pretzels were good for my ms because I got tired of eating saltine crackers and I also liked lemon drops.  This is a great idea because I felt so awful I didn’t have the time to wander around the grocery store trying to find something to snack on.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Ginger ale

There are morning sickness candies I have seen them at Babies R us. 

Saltine crackers,

A paper lunch bag haha not so funny if you have been through it. 

Breath mints. 

Love this idea. How sweet!!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

i tried all of those remedies and the only thing that worked for me was 100 mg of vitamin b6 + 1/2 a unisom every night throughout my first trimester.  my doctor recommended it, and it’s safe while you’re pregnant.  google it to hear about other women who’ve tried the same.  i wouldn’t have survived my pregnancies without it!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

@oracle: I just have to say you are the sweetest person. I would probably start crying from happiness if one of my friends were to put together such a package for me right now. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I definitely agree with the preggie pops (one of my students brought me some and said she found them at one of the maternity stores) and the mini toothbrushes.

Orange tic tacs were a big help, and anything sour seemed to help too.  If I was going to throw up though, there was nothing stopping me.   

I have tried and thrown up most of the options above, but here’s hoping they work better for others than they did for me!! πŸ™‚ 

You really are a bff!  This is such a sweet thing for you to put together!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Lemons worked for me. I had awful, needed to be hospitalized morning sickness. I lived on lemon meringue pie. Something about lemons seemed to help and the protein in the meringue was a definite winner. I also drank tons of lemonade, loved lemon drops and someone made me a lemon mouthwash which was a Godsend because regular mouthwash made me hurl. I also had fabulous luck with Red raspberry tea. My midwife prescribed it for the 2nd and third trimester nasuea. For some reason lemons stopped working then. Pink grapefruit is also great. Sour works for some reason.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Maybe gatorade?  I loved the smell of lemons, but anything too sour made me sick.  The gatorade was a lifesaver when I needed to drink something but couldn’t stomach plain water.  Plus, if you’ve been vomitting all day the electrolytes will help you feel a bit better!

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