Childhood Diseases

Posted by: 2bm | 2009-08-13


Sleep- 11 month old

Since my son was about 8months old he wakes up almost every hour at night. He is turning one on the 25th of Aug and his sleeping is just getting worse.
My pead suggested I give him 5-7.5mls of Atarax to assist with sleep. Please understand I do ot want to drug my child to sleep, but my husband and I are exhausted !
What is your thoughts on Atarax ?

Expert's Reply



Do not give your baby a sedative such as Aterax to sleep.Paediatricians are strongly against giving sedatives of any kind to young babies. The question here is why is your baby waking up every hour?Is he teething or does he have a blocked nose which is keeping him awake? A very common cause is that he may simply be hungry.Try your best to see if any of these possibilities apply to your baby. If one of them does and you need further advice please write in again.

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