A lady at my dd's dance class talks about melatonin ALL the time! The first time we talked, she was trying to get me to give it to my dd.
The reason she gives it to her 3 year old?......
"At 9pm I finally get her in bed, and I have to sit and play on my phone for a few minutes till she falls asleep"
"Are you fucking kidding?" is all I could think.
I told her I don't like the side effects, and her response was, "her pediatrician recommended it." SO? They also recommend a heck of a lot of other horrible things for your body.
The next week, she was onto project get a new mom to drug her kid to sleep for no reason. She found new PINK chewables. "You're only supposed to start with 1mg and work your way up, but we give her 3mg a night". WTF!
My confession? I want to slap her across the face, but I dont. I already tried to inform her but she didn't care.
ETA before someone gets angry, I know there are times when synthetic Melatonin is needed, but definitely not her case, and she's like a freaking salesman for the crap.