Tara - posted on 07/05/2011 ( 92 moms have responded )
A spin off from the first class and infants thread.
Would you, do you know, have you known, someone or yourself who gave their children medication in order to get them to sleep for whatever reason?
When my oldest daughter was between 1 year and 2 years she would scream in the car, to the point where she would lose her breath, throw up and choke. She hated the car. We rarely went out on long trips. I tried everything, keeping her up past her sleep time hoping she would sleep. Tiring her out so she would sleep, stopping often to play, bought a different car seat, sat in the back with her, sat in the front without her, etc. etc. etc.
Well we had a death in the family and I had to drive for 6 hours to get to the funeral. She was just over 18 months or so. My doctor told me to give her children's gravol at half the lowest dose. She slept amazing, didn't cry at all and was happy when she woke up.
I only did it once more, when we went on vacation and drove for a day to get to our campsite.