I don't necessarily think you're a crappy parent if you've done it, only if it's a regular thing. One time because you're exhausted beyond belief and the kid absolutely will not sleep won't hurt anything. If you're doing it all the time...yeah, you suck.
September 6, 2013 at 11:10 PM
Honestly if I don't know the situation then I can't really judge...
Dd is almost 4 and she just started sleeping through the night... I have been pretty much functioning on 4-6 hours of sleep a night for almost 4 years because of this. If I worked and wasn't a sahm then I might of tries something. I won't lie. But since I only have her and I'm a sahm I could do it.
My brothers gf gave their daughter cough syrup to put her to sleep every night I do t think its ok. I've only used small doses of melatonin directed by his pedi and once he started his sleep schedule I took hi off now he falls asleep fairly quickly
Considering my child could some how run on 3 hours of sleep during a 24 hour period......yep i did. Nothing you did could wear this child out. That was from 1 and a half to 3 yrs old she could do this. Doctor wanted it done as well. And at that age we all know that age group is very active. When she was 2 and a half the doc told me about melitoion (sp) and we were using that. Finally around 3 she could and would sleep at least 6 hours a night so i stopped using it. She is now 5 and a half and is on sleeping meds again. This time a prescription bc the other OTC meds dont work. She takes one pill at about 4:30pm and then another around 11:30 or 12 that night. It is for her health.