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    Default phenergan & travelling with kids

    Who has tried giving their kids phenergan?

    I've been given advice by several people that I should give DD (3 years) phenergan (sp?) to help her sleep on our long long plane ride to LA and Canada. I'm not so sure about it. I don't really like the idea of drugging my child, but the idea of 15 hours on a plane with an overtired cranky child is also pretty bad.
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    im not into drugging a child to sleep ,my SIL takes it to sleep after night shift and I really disagree with it.

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    Ds has bad Ezemca, so he has it when his rash is up. I have found if i give it to him when he is tired, he zonkz out, but if he has it and he isnt tired, he is over the top, hair pulling!!!
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    I don't like the idea of drugging a child either

    Does she watch DVD movies? Like, will she sit and watch them? Do planes have that kind of thing, or can you take a personal DVD player? (I haven't been on an international flight before, scuse my ignorance )

    I just don't think it's worth the risk of the harm it can do to their little bodies - but also not worth the risk of it working the opposite and making her hopped up and bouncing off the walls!

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    I haven't tried it for travelling. My son has used it for a bug bite inflamation though. I don't think I would like to arrive in a foreign country with my child drugged. Also, if they have a reaction to it on the flight you would be panicked. If you don't give the right dose, I have heard that it can make them a little hyper. I have travelled long haul with my almost 3 year old son several times and I just take along plenty of things to keep him occupied and if the airline has the individual TV screens you will find there will be plenty of kiddie's movies.
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    Better not do it in case she has a reaction and your stuck on the plane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneBabyBoy View Post
    Better not do it in case she has a reaction and your stuck on the plane.
    If, big if, I do decide to try it then I would be having a test run at home at least a week before the trip.

    Thanks for the opinions so far, please continue
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    I wouldn't do it. When my friend & I went away just before Chrissy we joked about it because both the kids cried & cried & what would have been a 3 hour drive ended up 6 hours, but in reality I don't think its a good idea at all.
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    Maybe if it is just a one off thing and it would save her the distress of the plane then i would say try it.

    My mothers friend however used to give it to her kids EVERY night to make then go to sleep. THey were constantly having blue bottle because they were fully of phenergan. For no reason either, she just wanted then to sleep. She used to do some horrible things to thoes kids tho.

    Anyway back to the question.... if the benifts out way the risk then go for it. It may make her trip more comfortable and its not like you will be doing it all the time.
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    Hubby is a pharmacy student.. says it's the best thing on the market for that type of thing however it has a hangover effect.. they'll be a lil dopey for a while afterwards.

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