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Have you ever taken Melatonin or given any to your kids?

 
LoViNmYbAbIeSs

Asked by LoViNmYbAbIeSs at 11:55 AM on May. 2, 2012 in Health

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  • Yes and yes, but my son is 9. So not sure about the little ones. I've never seen a side effect other than sometimes it makes me tired the next day.
    JackieGirl007

    Answer by JackieGirl007 at 12:06 AM on May. 3, 2012

  • I've taken it yes. I've never given it to my son but many nights I've fantasized about it.
    maecntpntz219

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 11:56 AM on May. 2, 2012

  • Never
    mommys2cupcakes

    Answer by mommys2cupcakes at 11:57 AM on May. 2, 2012

  • I'm told that it is safe for kids and is all natural and helps them develop a normal sleep pattern. Just wondering if there would be any side effect....I'm assuming not since its natural...?
    LoViNmYbAbIeSs

    Comment by LoViNmYbAbIeSs (original poster) at 11:59 AM on May. 2, 2012

  • I took it years ago. It was when we were doing a lot of traveling with heavy changes in time. I don't really remember if it helped. It was before kids so it was likely that I just guzzled coffee when I was tired.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 11:59 AM on May. 2, 2012

  • I'm not aware of any place that sells melatonin in kid's doses.
    maecntpntz219

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 12:02 PM on May. 2, 2012

  • I've used it for both of us (me and my granddaughter)

    It really shouldn't be used for very young children as it can cause seizures. As with any sleep aid you shouldn't use it except sparingly but, for us, it's been a safe alternative to Benadryl and such
    BrawnwynII

    Answer by BrawnwynII at 12:03 PM on May. 2, 2012

  • I have taken it but never gave it to my children.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 12:03 PM on May. 2, 2012

  • It's something our bodies should be producing on its own, but I would still discuss it with our pediatrician.

    I've taken it in the past for a few weeks at a time to get back into a regular sleep pattern. It does help.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 12:04 PM on May. 2, 2012

  • Walmart does. After a child is 6 months old he/she can take it. (this is a nurse that told me this so I'm assuming she knows..)
    LoViNmYbAbIeSs

    Comment by LoViNmYbAbIeSs (original poster) at 12:04 PM on May. 2, 2012

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