- Family and Parenting
Your Child and How Much NyQuil
Have you ever given a baby NyQuil so you could get some sleep?
NyQuil is an over the counter drug often used for the common cold. An adult also may take NyQuil to get a good night sleep. Which is their choice. NyQuil is also given to infants and children when parent need sleep. These parents do not think twice about any risks that occur. Some how they just know that in the end their child will be okay.
When a sleep deprived parent needs sleep they need to rely on a medicine for an adult like NyQuil.
If sleep is more important than giving a baby brain damage, seizures, loss of consciousness, irregular heartbeat, dizziness, lightheartedness, and or liver damage; than it is still not okay to drug a baby. Drugging a baby is not needed. If you need help ask for it or talk to the child's pediatrician about options.
A child should never have be given an adult medicine.
It does not matter how much an adult medication is diluted. It is still a diluted adult medicine. If anything is given to a child it should say for pediatric use and should be used under the supervision of a doctor or pediatrician; or at least be approved by the pediatrician.
Parenting May Not Be For You
Parenting is full of sacrifice. Every night you risk losing more and more sleep. It will not always be like this but it could be like this until the child reaches his or her toddler years. Even then you never know since children of all ages have accidents, nightmares, and get sick.
A precious life is given to you.
Some couples try so hard to conceive a child and later find out they cannot. Plenty of those couples would make great parents and would do anything to stay up all night with a crying baby.
No parent should take having a baby for granted.
Ways to help infants sleep better:
A warm bath before bed
Leaving the lights and TV off at night
A calming lotion with lavender
A warm bottle of breast milk or formula
A bowl of infants cereal right before bed (check with pediatrician if infant is younger than 4 months).
Ways to help children sleep better
bowl of warm oatmeal
A warm shower
Leaving a small night light on
A parent should try to do everything in their power to help their children. Why hurt a child trying to help yourself.