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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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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 (31-40):
Kriskash25
by Kristina on Sep. 7, 2013 at 12:14 AM

There are so many natural foods to promote sleep, there is no reason to use a dangerous over the counter drug!

BobKitten13
by Gold Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 12:15 AM
Does it help with sleep as well? If you don't mind pm me some imfo about it. That may ne one to look into. Thank you.

Quoting liltampa71:


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.













JealousGrrl
by Gold Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 12:15 AM
I've never done it, and never will. I don't drug my kid.
jennelise83
by Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Personally I do not get drowsy from Benadryll. The only time it was given to me as a child I did not sleep for three days. I would never give it to my daughter since there is a likelihood that she inherited my hypersensitivity to that medication.
jamiebell
by on Sep. 7, 2013 at 5:57 PM
Oh hugs mama!!! Is she adhd? My ds is and has sleep issues, we have never given him anything though. We looked into melatonin but read nit ti do until the age of 10. Did she ever have side effects from it? Id love to give it to my boy but am nervous.


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.

jamiebell
by on Sep. 7, 2013 at 6:01 PM
I did it once when i flew with my four kids alone. Didn't do anything, they were wide awake the whole flight!


Quoting HistoryNutty:

I did it once for a flight. It took her eight hours to knock out. I don't think I'll try it again.

BobKitten13
by Gold Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 7:53 PM
Does he have night mares? If not it shouldnt be a problem. It didnt have any side effects for her other than crushing it it kicked in after about 30 mins. But there is also another otc med that helps too. Its called gaba. But how old is your son and how much does he weigh? Also you can message me for more help. We try to go for natural ways to help with things and willing to help you or anyone else. The doc thinks ADHD and autistic tendencies as well.

Quoting jamiebell:

Oh hugs mama!!! Is she adhd? My ds is and has sleep issues, we have never given him anything though. We looked into melatonin but read nit ti do until the age of 10. Did she ever have side effects from it? Id love to give it to my boy but am nervous.




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.

SamanthaSage
by on Sep. 7, 2013 at 7:54 PM
I've always been able to get my baby to go to sleep. If she was constantly fussy though, I still wouldn't use a sleep aid.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Sep. 7, 2013 at 7:55 PM
That stuff wouldn't work for my son...never tried it but don't need to he takes clonidine to sleep...
RUMyMummy
by Bronze Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Long term that's pretty shitty, but I can understand being desperate to break bad sleep habits. 

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