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i know i shouldn't but ....

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nappyaddict Fri 29-Jun-07 21:30:47

ds will not go to sleep he just isn't tired. if i give him medised does it only work if they are already tired?

snowwonder Fri 29-Jun-07 21:32:07

have you tried warm milk?

iliketrees Fri 29-Jun-07 21:32:26

found it works - one night won't harm him. My sis is doc and gives it freely

DoubleBluff Fri 29-Jun-07 21:33:02

I used to use it when they were not settilng.

UnConfident Fri 29-Jun-07 21:33:20

Medised? Is he ill?

If not, then don't.

nappyaddict Fri 29-Jun-07 21:33:38

ah was wondering if it was like trying to get labour to come earlier and only works if its already about to happen soon anyway.

sparklygothkat Fri 29-Jun-07 21:34:34

does it work on 7 year olds with ADHD who plays up every single night...??

Speccy Fri 29-Jun-07 21:34:46

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hatrick Fri 29-Jun-07 21:35:06

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nappyaddict Fri 29-Jun-07 21:35:38

well when i can't sleep i take sleeping tablets. can't see how its much difference, especially as a one off.

Hathor Fri 29-Jun-07 21:36:43

I think it only works for a while then they get used to it. Don't know if it is OK to use for sedating on a regular basis.

Hathor Fri 29-Jun-07 21:37:27

Why do you need to sedate? Is it a regular problem with sleeping?

muppetgirl Fri 29-Jun-07 21:38:22

My brother used to tell tales of his work friends dd's having sleep overs and not quietening down so all the mothers agreed that if it got too noisy they could calpol them all to get some sleep....

nappyaddict Fri 29-Jun-07 21:39:04

no it is just a one off for tonight. basically my friend is dying of cancer and i'm meant to be going to see her tonight and my dad was babysitting on the basis ds would be in bed and he wouldn't really have to do anything. don't particularly want to take him with me cos i don't think it's any place for a baby but i don't want to let my friend down either. and if anything was to happen to her i would never forgive myself for having not seen her.

Speccy Fri 29-Jun-07 21:43:53

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iliketrees Fri 29-Jun-07 22:07:29

A one off is fine - if you need to see your dying friend I think that counts as pretty important in my book - your DS will be fine, no harm done.

UnConfident Fri 29-Jun-07 23:05:58

What did you do NA?

I'm sorry to hear your friend is dying xx

Flamesparrow Fri 29-Jun-07 23:20:39

I would and have.

FlamingTomatoes Fri 29-Jun-07 23:21:49

I'd do it tonight, given the circs

nappyaddict Sat 30-Jun-07 12:40:20

i didn't give it to him. i went but only went for an hour so i could get back to him and relieve my dad if he was still up. he was asleep when i got back. when i went out he was standing up crying in his cot and the poor thing must have tired himself out.

cruisemum1 Sat 30-Jun-07 13:31:50

hope you got to spend some quality time with your friend

nappyaddict Sat 30-Jun-07 13:45:00

yes i did she's so cheery and looking on the bright side it's heartbreaking. made me feel very sad watching her with all her family and friends and thinking they are all going to be torn apart sometime soon.

she used to be such a bright spark and i just can't believe it could happen to someone like her. she's just so tired all the time and it's like it's not her anymore.

cruisemum1 Sat 30-Jun-07 21:39:58

nappyaddict - i hope you get hte chance to meet up with her again. Must be so tough on all concerned. Thinking of you

nappyaddict Sun 01-Jul-07 10:13:02

its her kids and husband i feel for. knowing that they haven't got long together. they are 7 and 14 so it must be tough cos they actually understand whats going on. i keep hoping the doctors are wrong and she's going to get better.

cruisemum1 Mon 02-Jul-07 13:07:37

NA - ugh! how awful. . Is the Dad going cope without her? Are the children? 7 and 14? How horrible . She must be distraught at the thought of leaving them and it not being in her control. Poor poor lady. Poor all of them. Poor you. Sending prayers your way.

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