+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 22
  1. #11
    SuperGranny's Avatar
    SuperGranny is offline Worlds best grandma! Winner 2012 - Most Helpful Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    sunshine coast qld
    Posts
    6,158
    Thanks
    4,565
    Thanked
    2,744
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I would never buy medication over the internet, not even vitamins. I understand melatonin, is a natural (herbal)? therapy, and I guess it would help with an older child perhaps. I would never give such a thing to a baby, but for an older child, maybe 10 yrs plus. I would be ok with using it some times. I am scared to think about this being some common practise. I would sooner put a drop of rum in a babies bottle. I would not ever do that either, but atleast rum is commonly available,. marie

  2. #12
    TheGooch's Avatar
    TheGooch is offline Winner 2014 - Newbie of the Year
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    4,788
    Thanks
    8,036
    Thanked
    4,139
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I heard this story this morning. I was not shocked which is a bit sad.
    Not something I would ever do but to date, I've never felt like I was at the was of my tether with sleep. I'd like to think even if I was I wouldn't buy melatonin over the Internet!!!

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    3,492
    Thanks
    4,294
    Thanked
    1,806
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Fecking Morons!!!!

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    7,160
    Thanks
    1,701
    Thanked
    3,395
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    My daughter has had melatonin since she was 12 months old. She's now 2... She has a combination of melatonin occasionally plus another sleep medication.
    Both of these are prescribed and recommended through her pediatrician and sleep specialist, metabolic specialist.

    I would never ever ever buy meds on the Internet to give to her. An extensive examination and consult needs to occur with Dr's in order to prescribe and use the medications safely. I feel sad for this family.... But also cannot believe that anyone would think this is safe for a child.

    Info on melatonin though. ... It's not a medication that will keep you asleep. .. It helps you go to sleep though. It's a naturally occurring hormone we all usually release in line with our body's natural circadian rhythms. It can help reset the body clock. There can be side affects. .. One of the main ones are night terrors. It's not a sedative type sleep drug.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Tamtam For This Useful Post:

    peanutmonkey  (10-01-2015)

  6. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    1,509
    Thanks
    396
    Thanked
    701
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I'm shocked people actually do this. Shocked and saddened. I wonder if people only do this as an absolute last resort, or if it more common than that.

  7. #16
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    1,600
    Thanks
    417
    Thanked
    826
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    @Tamtam - if its been prescribed by your child's drs/specialists then that is completely different. A doctor has assessed your child, the situation, has talked through risks and side effects, and a joint decision has been made that it is an appropriate thing to try in your own circumstance.

    While melatonin is a natural hormone it's not something to just buy and take willy nilly. I have to go on corticosteroids occasionally. They are also natural, but the side effects are horrendous and not something to just go and put yourself on. They can be dangerous.

    I do not understand the mentality of people buying drugs over the net, and then giving it to their children unsupervised and not prescribed. I'm completely dumbfounded actually.

  8. #17
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    7,160
    Thanks
    1,701
    Thanked
    3,395
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    @Pearlygirl I completely agree. That's why I said an extensive consult needs to occur.

  9. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Tamtam For This Useful Post:

    BH-KatiesMum  (10-01-2015),peanutmonkey  (10-01-2015),Pearlygirl  (10-01-2015)

  10. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    1,600
    Thanks
    417
    Thanked
    826
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    @Tamtam yep I was agreeing with you too, maybe didn't come across that well. I'm sleep deprived today, perhaps I should go and buy some melatonin for my baby.....

  11. #19
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    7,160
    Thanks
    1,701
    Thanked
    3,395
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Pearlygirl View Post
    @Tamtam yep I was agreeing with you too, maybe didn't come across that well. I'm sleep deprived today, perhaps I should go and buy some melatonin for my baby.....
    Lol. I knew that!

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to Tamtam For This Useful Post:

    Pearlygirl  (10-01-2015)

  13. #20
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,757
    Thanks
    482
    Thanked
    435
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I think some of the issue with Melatonin is that it is a "natural" hormone and it is available over the counter in other countries including the US, lots of adults use it when travelling to help with jet lag, so perhaps it is perceived as safe. Also it is increasingly being prescribed for children as in Tamtam's case.
    That said, buying it over the Internet and giving it to your baby is insane.
    I hadn't heard of it before today, but sadly wasn't too surprised either.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Wdyt
    By SheWarrior in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 14-12-2014, 08:29
  2. Wdyt?
    By GM01 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 20-10-2014, 19:01

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Nice Pak Products
Australian Made and Owned. The Baby U Goat Milk Skincare range is enriched with soothing goats milk sourced from country, Victoria. Goat's milk has a pH level close to that of our own skin and contains natural sources of amino acids and vitamins.
sales & new stuffsee all
Wendys Music School Melbourne
Wondering about Music Lessons? FREE 30 minute ASSESSMENT. Find out if your child is ready! Piano from age 3 years & Guitar, Singing, Drums, Violin from age 5. Lessons available for all ages. 35+ years experience. Structured program.
Use referral 'bubhub' when booking
featured supporter
Baby Sensory
Baby Sensory is the only baby programme that offers a complete approach to learning & development. Our classes offer an exciting world full of fun sensory experiences for parents and babies to enjoy.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!