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Melatonin for a 17 hr train ride? MellowMania 2 kids; Wisconsin 6987 posts
4th Jun '13

I know that supplementing on a regular basis aside from kids who have a deficiency is not a good idea as it can disrupt the body's natural production but I'm seriously thinking this may be a really really good idea. I'm traveling alone on a train with my 3 year old and 10 month old overnight and I feel like this could be a huge help in maintaining a slice of sanity for everyone. Would you do it?

1234567 1 child; Wisconsin 1963 posts
4th Jun '13

It doesn't really "make" them sleep, just helps. Quentin still wakes up multiple times a night because he's not in my bed. But you could try it beforehand and see if it will help. That way you know if it will help them actually sleep heavier or not and if it doesn't, then you have a backup plan instead of counting on that working.

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26868 posts
4th Jun '13

Yup.

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
4th Jun '13

I think it is a really bad idea because you do not know how your children will respond. It could make them act totally strange and just scream all night long.

1234567 1 child; Wisconsin 1963 posts
4th Jun '13

I'd say it would be good if it doesn't get dark or quieter on the train because it will help marshall relax and let himself fall asleep. I know from my experience Marshall goes down quickly if it's not a stimulating environment. But I also know that if Quentin doesn't want to sleep, giving him melatonin won't make him. So it probably wouldn't guarantee a good eight hours or anything. Just from my experience.

1234567 1 child; Wisconsin 1963 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting Chim Richalds:" I think it is a really bad idea because you do not know how your children will respond. It could make them act totally strange and just scream all night long."


I tried one brand that I literally thought I was giving my kid crack each time. No lie.

MellowMania 2 kids; Wisconsin 6987 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting 1234567:" I'd say it would be good if it doesn't get dark or quieter on the train because it will help marshall ... [snip!] ... giving him melatonin won't make him. So it probably wouldn't guarantee a good eight hours or anything. Just from my experience."


This is exactly why I thought of using it. Because it's an unfamiliar environment and a chair and all lol. The train itself is really noisy and there's people doing stuff all night long. They do their best to darken and quiet the train but it's the middle of June. There's going to be sun coming in the windows until after 9 and up again at 5. I want to keep realistic but I will take all the help I can get. Thanks for the heads up on trying it before hand.



btw: what was the crack brand? I'm sure it's different for everyone but I think I'll avoid that one anyhow.

MellowMania 2 kids; Wisconsin 6987 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:" Yup. "


Are you "yup"ing the post above yours or mine? :P

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26868 posts
5th Jun '13
Quoting MellowMania:" Are you "yup"ing the post above yours or mine? :P"


Lol, "yup" I would melatonin him.

1234567 1 child; Wisconsin 1963 posts
5th Jun '13
Quoting MellowMania:" btw: what was the crack brand? I'm sure it's different for everyone but I think I'll avoid that one anyhow."


lol I can't remember. Good luck. :)