Ok, I SO dont understand when, why or how it became acceptable to give your child Benadryl on a regular basis so YOU can go to sleep sooner.
My son has ADHD and used to have serious meltdowns. I called the health line one night and was told to give my son Benadryl to get him to sleep for the night so I could reach the doc in the a.m. I asked if the person was telling me to drug my child because they couldnt/wouldnt reach his therapist. He replied, yes...its ok. I refused.
Im just baffled by this. Do people not realize how dangerous this can be. If your baby/child isnt sleeping, the answer most certainly isnt giving them meds to FORCE them to sleep. Then people wonder why their children are involved in drugs at 12. You started the ball rolling by inducing sleep with what would seem to be a harmless medicine when they were toddlers.
ETA::: this is just one of MANY stories I found when I Google 'child deaths involving Benadryl'.