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Drop of alcohol to help him sleep? What do you use?

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Martha91 Thu 01-Sep-16 16:03:45

I have a 1 year-old who (like many I'm sure) is an absolute nightmare with sleeping. Not often but occasionally I've popped a few small drops of brandy (he seems to quite like the taste(!)) to help him off. It was something my nan used to do to me.

I wondered if this was something others did and which alcohol they tended to use?

Thanks in advance!

Cherryskypie Thu 01-Sep-16 16:05:26

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XianLiax Thu 01-Sep-16 16:05:58

I use Baileys. It's already so milky you don't really need to dilute it.

IneedAdinosaurNickname Thu 01-Sep-16 16:07:01

Neat vodka so no one would smell it on them the next day hmm

GobblersKnob Thu 01-Sep-16 16:07:27

I just used to fill up a bottle with tequilla, or failing that meths.

If he's teething I've heard rubbing crack on their gums is quite soothing.

dietborebingo Thu 01-Sep-16 16:08:08

This is not something I would do.

PerfectlyPosed Thu 01-Sep-16 16:08:28

This is a joke, right?

Bubblebloodypop Thu 01-Sep-16 16:08:54

Cherry sourz he's got a sweet tooth.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 01-Sep-16 16:09:17

Tell your HV this next time you see her.

PleaseGetOffTheTableDarling Thu 01-Sep-16 16:09:41

DH and I hotbox em in the car. Knocks them out for HOURS

Soubriquet Thu 01-Sep-16 16:10:08

You can't be serious?

You are joking right?

ImYourMama Thu 01-Sep-16 16:10:27

God the pearl clutchers are out!

Have you tried a more traditional method like baby massage or a touch of calpol?

LumpyMcBentface Thu 01-Sep-16 16:10:30

I crush up a couple of sleeping tablets and add those to the bottle. Never fails.

Keepingupwiththejonesys Thu 01-Sep-16 16:12:05

I like to hand my kids a bong before bed, I don't see them until morning that way

NotTodaySatan Thu 01-Sep-16 16:12:11

Me and the toddler do tequila shots.

He likes lemon with his, I prefer lime.

0dfod Thu 01-Sep-16 16:12:56

DF118 and a big skunk splif works wonders <head tilt>

HTH

bloodyteenagers Thu 01-Sep-16 16:13:48

I find Jäger better. Has that medicine smell and taste.

morningpaper Thu 01-Sep-16 16:13:57

Personally I give MYSELF half a bottle of brandy: it helps me sleep through the children whining about nonsense all night.

newdocket Thu 01-Sep-16 16:14:05

I find a massive spliff works wonders

Bagina Thu 01-Sep-16 16:14:27

I do the drinking, then I can't hear them crying hmm

Bumpmadethemjump Thu 01-Sep-16 16:14:43

I find koppenburg works wonders however, make sure you brush lo's teeth after the bottle as it's quite fizzy, can't have them damaging their teeth now can we?!

morningpaper Thu 01-Sep-16 16:15:09

I have some hazelnut polish vodka that tastes just like Nutella which would be ideal for slightly older toddlers

bunnysmummy Thu 01-Sep-16 16:16:46

chloroform works a treat, sometimes i use too much and i get a couple of days peace and quiet, I'm surprised more don't.
I've tried to buy big game animal tranquilizer darts, but to no avail.

Fitzsimmons Thu 01-Sep-16 16:16:58

You're all amateurs. Phenergan is what's needed.

MakeItStopNeville Thu 01-Sep-16 16:17:19

I'm dying to know what the deleted message said. Especially because giving your baby brandy to help them sleep is so totally normal. confused

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