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Registered: 02-16-2012
Fri, 04-12-2013 - 1:26am

Does anyone know if it's okay to give kids Melatonin? If so, how much? My youngest has been having a LOT of trouble falling asleep at night.

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Registered: 04-12-2013
Fri, 04-12-2013 - 12:12pm

We started giving our daughter melatonin when she was 8. It was the 1 mg dose, I believe. Our ped okay'ed it but I would defnitely check with your ped too just to be sure.

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Registered: 09-30-2011
Mon, 04-22-2013 - 9:50am

Yep, we use melatonin for one of our sons too. We also use the 1 mg dose. But as the PP mentioned, definitely run it by your pediatrician first. Smile