Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Alr | 2010-09-07


Du du drops

Dear Doc

Do you know the du du-drops? My LG of 15 months still does not sleep through and wakes about 3 or 4 times an evening and drinks milk.

THis is what I extracted from their website:

Du Du Drops
Natural, safe and effective sleep drops for children and babies over 6 months

Formulated by a Clinical Psychologist

What is Du Du?
Du Du is a safe and effective herbal remedy specially formulated by our Clinical Psychologist to calm and relax young children and induce a state of drowsiness. Du Du can safely be used by all children and babies over the age of 6 months and is gentle and non-addictive and will not drug your child. Together with consistent discipline, a regular routine and night time ritual and a loving home environment, Du Du can help to break poor and irregular sleep patterns and restore peace to your home.
Du Du is different because it is formulated especially for children and uses herbs and homeopathic remedies in a natural formula which is safe and effective.

Du Du contains the following natural, effective and child-safe natural ingredients:
Matricaria recutita (Chamomilla): In Beatrix Potter''s wonderful childhood tales, Peter Rabbit''s mother used chamomile to put her little bunnies to sleep - and for very good reason! Chamomile has long been known as the world''s most soothing plant and has been used by mothers of many generations to safely relax their young children and induce a state of peaceful sleepiness. Not only does it promote drowsiness, but it also calms digestive upsets and colic, soothes teething toddlers and relaxes anxious children.
Passiflora incarnata: Clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of this herb in the treatment of anxiety and insomnia and it is well known and respected as a mild sedative and tranquilizer in naturopathic circles. Passiflora is also useful in treating colic and its high safety profile makes it a gentle, yet very effective choice for treating the symptoms of insomnia and other sleep problems in babies and young children.
Coffea C30: Homeopathy works on the principle of ''like treats like'' and homeopathically formulated Coffea is an excellent remedy to calm the over-exited and irritable person. Children who become very sensitive, restless and ''unreasonable'' at bedtime will benefit from this proven homeopathic remedy.
Cina C30: Also homeopathically prepared, Cina works well for children who are irritable, ''touchy'' and tend to have temper tantrums at bedtime and who often twitch, toss and turn in their sleep. Also beneficial for those who grind their teeth and for children with intestinal worms

Is this safe to use for my baby?

Also, she is still drinking Nan2 as she gets REALLY constipated with Nan3, she refuses regular cow milk and Nido. What should I do? I tried Nesquick etc but she just spits out the other milk.

Thanks doc for your help.

Expert's Reply



You have done brilliant research on this product. I am usually against using sedatives in babies and young children. They are often drowsy the next day and their learning ability may be affected. There is always the concern about dependency or addiction as well.Du Du drops appear to be safe and contain recognised ingredients for use in young children. I do not have any personal experience with prescribing these drops and I am not sure whether they have actually been tested for safety in babies and toddlers.
Regarding your little girl's feeds, just try Parmalat First Growth milk and see if she will take it as it has a good taste. If not she will need to continue on NAN 2 to 18 months.

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Posted by: Liz | 2010-09-07

I have used them and baby used to be fine the next day, you might just have to play around with dosage to get the appropriate one.

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