So I might be naive but I know a girl who gives her 4 year old 3mg of melatonin every night to help him sleep. Is this safe? My boyfriend who is 22, 5'9" and 190lbs take 5mg and his doctor told him that was too much.
Is it really safe to give a child that young melatonin on a nightly basis? I feel like that's ridiculous!!
It's going to cause issues for the child later on. The body will stop naturally producing it and will depend on that nightly dose.
Too much too often yes. Once in awhile..no.
The issue is that when you take melatonin, you have to up the dosage when your body gets used to it.
My son has a sleep disorder related to autism and takes 3 mg nightly at 3.5.
I was under the impression that it's only to be used temporarily.
Quoting V's Mom! [TTC #2!]:" It's going to cause issues for the child later on. The body will stop naturally producing it and will depend on that nightly dose."
Unless the kids body already doesn't make melatonin (or makes a type that incompatible with his brain). My sons body doesn't make melatonin at all.
Why would someone drug their child to asleep, I've never heard about melatonin before is that even safe in kids under age 6
It is okay in moderation. Lot of doctOrs say its okay when the child have certain issues
I give my 4 year old son melatonin occasionally. I split a 3mg pill in half & give it to him in his drink. I know a lot of people that give it to their kids both regularly & occasionally. I don't think doing it everyday is good, just like anything. I take it on occasion as well & it works well.
On a regular basis unless directed by a daughter that's NOT a good idea. Of course I gave it to my son once and it hyped him up, he was up til like 1am lol things like that seem to have the opposite affect on my son.
Melatonin is a natural sleep aid and it is said to be safe to give children especially children that don't wind down... Don't give the child too much because it can cause seizures though
Melatonin is an already occurring hormone in your body.
Quoting Moggie:" Melatonin is an already occurring hormone in your body."
Some kids body doesnt produce it though
Mines been getting it, dr directed at the age of 3.....he gets liquid form......