So I need some advice about how to help a 10 month baby overcome jet lag. We arrived late last night from Madrid having done a straight journey (7 hours to Dubai then quick turn around and 14 hours to Sydney). Ds2 is a pretty rubbish sleeper anyway but normally when he's tired he goes to sleep ok at night, it's just the constant wake ups that are a problem. However now he's jet lagged he's unable to go to sleep as hes literally bouncing off the walls but is obviously shattered so then gets hysterical. Last night we arrived home at 11.30 pm and despite the fact that he had been awake for 11 hours straight as he didn't sleep much on the second flight, he was wide awake at 2am and it took quite a long time of just laying with him on our bed, feeding on and off etc for him to fall asleep.
When we went to Europe we stopped overnight in Dubai and it helped a bit as he slept better on the second flight but it still took about a week before he stopped waking up midway through the night and we had to sit up playing with him etc until he crashed again.
He's too young to take phenergan but I asked a pharmacist today if there was anything I could give and she mentioned if I had a prescription I could get some melatonin made up. Has anyone used this for babies? Years ago I had some tablets for jet lag and it worked brilliantly for me. Any other tips or advice?