Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How
Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How

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  1. Ikhabi says

    My fear is being dependant on pills. Besides they outgrow the situation of sleepless nights soon.

  2. Celi says

    I don’t regularly give melatonin to my child as a sleep aid. However, I have used it in one month intervals when he was teething. His teething was intense and wouldn’t allow him (us) to sleep for more than 20 minutes at a time. He constantly bit his tongue until it looked like bloody ground beef. He refused any and all teething aids. I went to at least half a dozen doctors, dentists, and in a desperate moment, a behaviorist. I rubbed his gums, used holistic powders, chanted/sang, followed a rigid bedtime routine, all to no relief. I hesitated for a long time before dissolving that little pill with water and pushing down on the oral syringe.

    And then a miracle happened–he slept. It wasn’t perfect sleep, he still woke up several times after biting his tongue, but he slept.

    Every week or so, I stopped giving it to him to test if he still needed it. Once there was a break from teething, we stopped the melatonin completely. Once the teething started up again, I waited a day or two and then decided if it was appropriate to start the melatonin again.

    In no way did I ever consider this to be a permanent solution, rather I think of it as part of my “Mommy arsenal.”

    Parenting is not a perfect science. We do the best we can for our kids. Kudos to every parent that may not be perfect but it’s still present and trying!!

    • Janelle Reid says

      Hi @Celi, thanks for sharing! I’m so sorry to hear you had such a struggle with your son’s teething. Hopefully the worst is over!

    • Elizabeth says

      You are not alone momma. I have done similar for the exact same reason-minus bloody tongue. I however use a cbd and melatonin formula. And i put it in my baby girls bottle with her milk. And omgggg relief. Her teething was having her cry hours straight. And yes she still wakes up. But it has been a drastic difference.