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S/O of drugging your child to sleep

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Question: Parents who give their children Benadryl to fall asleep are:

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crappy parents

are great, their kids, their rules

mustard seeds


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What do you think about parents who give their children Benadryl for the sole purpose of making them fall asleep? Is that ok? Does it depend on the age of the child? 

Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 6, 2013 at 11:05 PM
Replies (21-30):
HistoryNutty
by Ruby Member on Sep. 6, 2013 at 11:55 PM
I did it once for a flight. It took her eight hours to knock out. I don't think I'll try it again.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Sep. 6, 2013 at 11:55 PM
Nothing. It didn't work with my kids
3MusketeerMama
by EmmaRye Pie on Sep. 6, 2013 at 11:58 PM

My ex gave my son Benadryl gummies on a flight from Ca to Maine (I didn't go and didn't know about it until after). I was a little upset at first but then got over it. Benadryl is not an unsafe medication and it was a one time thing. When parents use melatonin on a regular basis that bugs me a hell of a lot more (not for children who actually need it but just because they want their kids to sleep)

momtolittleg
by Platinum Member on Sep. 6, 2013 at 11:59 PM

It depends on the reason. Every night?  Not. When the kid is sick and can't sleep?  Not a big deal. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Sep. 7, 2013 at 12:01 AM

When I was a kid my grandma would give me... Get this.. Suppositories of what I think was Phenergan to knock me out when she deemed I was "hyper". Nice, huh?

swishyskirt
by on Sep. 7, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Mustard seeds...? o.O

BobKitten13
by Gold Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 12:07 AM
Is that what your son is on? I think its spelled clonidine and its .1 for the ml.

Quoting liltampa71:

Been on it!


Quoting BobKitten13:

Its not exactly a sleep med but its one that can be given to such a young child. It is .01 per pill. It starts with a c.



Quoting liltampa71:

Just curious - because my son also takes a prescription that makes him sleep - is it a sleep med or a med prescribed off label to help her sleep.




Quoting BobKitten13:

Considering my child could some how run on 3 hours of sleep during a 24 hour period......yep i did. Nothing you did could wear this child out. That was from 1 and a half to 3 yrs old she could do this. Doctor wanted it done as well. And at that age we all know that age group is very active. When she was 2 and a half the doc told me about melitoion (sp) and we were using that. Finally around 3 she could and would sleep at least 6 hours a night so i stopped using it. She is now 5 and a half and is on sleeping meds again. This time a prescription bc the other OTC meds dont work. She takes one pill at about 4:30pm and then another around 11:30 or 12 that night. It is for her health.








OneAllergicMama
by Platinum Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 12:07 AM

We use melatonin on one child with dr's consent.  I could just as easily be judged.  I prefer not to use Benadryl because it can lose effectiveness for what it's meant for - not a good thing when dealing with my boys with severe environmental allergies and uticaria. 

I won't lie (or post anonymously) - third night in a hotel room with my daughter who was not sleeping, I did give it to DD to help her sleep.  But I also know my kids - not enough sleep and we are knocking on the door of whatever virus they become susceptible to.

liltampa71
by Platinum Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 12:09 AM


He was, however Intuniv came out and helps symptoms of his disorder - ADHD - so he takes that now since it is useful for the underlying cause of his sleep disorder.

Quoting BobKitten13:

Is that what your son is on? I think its spelled clonidine and its .1 for the ml.

Quoting liltampa71:

Been on it!


Quoting BobKitten13:

Its not exactly a sleep med but its one that can be given to such a young child. It is .01 per pill. It starts with a c.



Quoting liltampa71:

Just curious - because my son also takes a prescription that makes him sleep - is it a sleep med or a med prescribed off label to help her sleep.




Quoting BobKitten13:

Considering my child could some how run on 3 hours of sleep during a 24 hour period......yep i did. Nothing you did could wear this child out. That was from 1 and a half to 3 yrs old she could do this. Doctor wanted it done as well. And at that age we all know that age group is very active. When she was 2 and a half the doc told me about melitoion (sp) and we were using that. Finally around 3 she could and would sleep at least 6 hours a night so i stopped using it. She is now 5 and a half and is on sleeping meds again. This time a prescription bc the other OTC meds dont work. She takes one pill at about 4:30pm and then another around 11:30 or 12 that night. It is for her health.










thefiregoddess
by Ruby Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Honestly, when my kiddo had hives from the carpet cleaner company (which SWORE it was hypo allergenic..right) i had to give her baby benadryll.

She didnt sleep a wink for two days. 

I dont get how benadryll makes people sleepy.. it perks me right the hell up.

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