Adrienne - posted on 03/17/2010 ( 87 moms have responded )
Alrighty, so this came up in the Babies on Planes thread, and, not being able to resist a good debate, I had to start a new thread.
Two mothers mentioned getting perscriptions from doctors to medicate children during a plane trip. Presumably to keep them calm and sedated. This honestly bothers me profoundly! I try not to give my child chemical medications at all, just as I try to avoid taking them myself. This has worked well for my family thus far...
That said, I don't understand why a parent, or doctor especially would choose to give a child completely unnecesary medication?!?!
To keep the child quiet?
To cause less of a nuisance to other people on board?
I'm not trying to upset anyone here, so please don't take offense. I was more than a little disturbed by reading those comments so I felt the need to get other parent's opinions on the subject...