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Feeding:sleeping medicine for babies
2009-02-11
Name: gauri
how far it is correct to give sleeping medicine to babies...i never used for my first daughter ....my 2nd one also troubles me ....but still i dont belive in giving sleeping medicine ..but i have a new friend ..she is working in IT...which means lots of work and no holiday n 1 year old baby who troubles a lot...she gives her pedicloryl ...quite often infact most of the time...

anybody who has used this or any other medicne ...to help sleep...

i have never used nor i will ever use coz i know its quite normal..that babies give problem till they are 1 year...

but i want to know every1 opinion on this...

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2016-07-07
#1
Name: James
Subject:  RE:sleeping medicine for babies
Hi Gauri,
They are kids and why to give sleeping medicines for baby it would be good not to think so rudely on kids.
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2016-06-29
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Name: Payal
Subject:  RE:sleeping medicine for babies
Hi Gauri,
They are kids and even infants also why do sleeping medicines for such kids because it is not only good for adult and how could you think like that for baby.
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2016-06-20
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Name: Jai
Subject:  RE:sleeping medicine for babies
Hi Gauri,
On what scenarios you have decided to give sleeping medicine to your baby that too age of only one year.Change your thinking it harms the child only.
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2016-06-14
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Name: Manah
Subject:  RE:sleeping medicine for babies
Hi Gauri,
Not for baby i think you need sleeping medicine.How could you think like that to give sleeping medicine for baby.I guess you are not having patience at all in your baby matter.
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2016-06-06
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Name: Harsha
Subject:  RE:sleeping medicine for babies
Hi Gauri,
How could you think like that you want to give sleeping medicine to your baby.Is she disturbs that much heavily.Better do not think like that and do take care of your daughter.
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2016-05-31
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Name: Geeta
Subject:  RE:sleeping medicine for babies
Hi Gauri,
So can you say what you had done to solve the problem also and the message which you are going to do also will be very valuable also and i hope you would do that also.I wish it must happen also.
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2016-05-25
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Name: Charmi
Subject:  RE:sleeping medicine for babies
Hi gauri,
There would not be any medicine for baby they need to have tummy full of milk and any other food and should go for sleep that would be nice to them and there will not be any healthy problems also.I wish you would do that.
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2016-05-16
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Name: Sara
Subject:  RE:sleeping medicine for babies
Hi gauri
It is very natural for babies to cause trouble in the night and not sleep. As a mother, you have to deal with it and get used to these things. Your friend should stop giving sleeping medicine to her baby because It will create an addiction for the baby and it will cause too much problem in future. Stop before it is too late.
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2016-05-12
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Name: keerthi
Subject:  RE:sleeping medicine for babies
Hey Gauri
This is quite natural that kids wont be able to sleep and would let others sleepf or 1-2 years,you have to get used to this as a mom.You should never try such medicines to make them sleep.they are meant to take when the baby feels pain of any injection but not for sleeping aid.never try such things which will affect their health.
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2016-05-08
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Name: aniket
Subject:  RE:sleeping medicine for babies
you should not do such things.
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2016-05-07
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Name: tanay
Subject:  RE:sleeping medicine for babies
you should not do this and if u have any problem about this then u can consult ur doctor about this.
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2009-05-29
#12
Name: jana
Subject:  Sleeping medicine?
Better You can ask your doctor. But there are montessories, playschools, pre-nurseries which are giving seductives for the crying kids...You can ask with them also.
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2009-05-29
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Name: jana
Subject:  Sleeping medicine??
Better You can ask your doctor. But there are montessories, playschools, pre-nurseries which are giving seductives for the crying kids ( which ar eharmful for the brain)...be careful..
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2009-02-16
#14
Name: gauri
Subject:  thanx to mel and aradhana for ur rpls
to aradhana how are u? howz ur doughter? i am good my both the babies are doing well...yes i have resumed my work life is all well....touchwood i have no prob with my babies...they sleep well...but in the beginning 2 motnhs were like a hell for me....my younger one use to harass me alot..since i was athome there was no problem...at times she would be awake whole night n sleep at 6 am..horrifyiong it was...my elder daughter touchwood never harassed me...anyways all the babies trouble u..its jsut a part of growing up...i too dont believe in giving sleeping medi...
i hope all' s well with ur baby...
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2009-02-16
#15
Name: Aradhana
Subject:  hii
hi gauri..

Firstly, how are u and ur babies doing. Are u back to work?

Well, abt medicines for sleep. I am really not sure if u shuld go ahead with it. Yes a lot of parents do that so they can have some peace. Infact, i was even aprrehensive abt giving colic aid to my daughter, who is 2 now, as that causes drowsiness. Infact , my ped simply put it, want a good nites sleep..give it to ur child.. very sacastically. Though i longed for some sleep in the first 8-10 months of Anushas life i realised that i wanted a healthy child and not just a lil sleep. Today she is 2 and knock on wood, Sleeps at 9:30 up at 08:00 and sleeps thru the night.
SO i dont think u really need it, all u need is patience.Think about it as an investment towards ur childs future and health. After , i believe, all we can give our children is health : physical, emotional and mental health.
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2009-02-15
#16
Name: Mel
Subject:  Hi Gauri
Don' t use it. Don' t even buy it. My son is almost 2. And I can tell you that I have not had ONE NIGHT' S proper sleep in the last 2 years. First, he would wake up for feeds, now he still gets disturbed because of gas or because he feels hot / cold.

But, I' d rather that he is conscious enough to wake me up if he is in pain or uncomfortable, rather than sedating him so I can get a good night' s sleep.

I know it' s tough not getting proper rest, while caring for children and doing work during the day time. But, hang in there. You' ll be proud of the mother you' ve been. Don' t get influenced by your friend.

NO MEDICINE SHOULD BE GIVEN REGULARLY TO INFANTS AND TODDLERS, LET ALONE SEDATIVES. YOUR FRIEND IS SETTING HER CHILD UP FOR LIFE-ALTERING ILLNESSES AND PROBLEMS. Friends of mine sedate their infants on long flights. I don' t even do that.

Even the appetite boosting multi-vitamin drops that the doc prescribes has to be discontinued after a month, so HOW CAN ANYONE GIVE SEDATIVES TO A BABY ???
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