Although it is all natural, personally, I don't think children (12 years and younger) should be taking melatonin every night to help with sleep. A child's brain already produces large amounts of melatonin, and therefore don't really need anymore.
Melatonin is more for adolescents, and adults to help with sleep issues.
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I did check the pills out myself, they come in a couple of differant millagrams, how do I choose which one is best? She gets plenty of exercise, she always says she can't go to sleep, maybe its not that she can't go to sleep, but something a little more serious like anxiety problems, I'm just at a lose at wat to do, she is so young and I don't want he dependant on anything either
Well, like I said... I personally don't think children should take it, as children already produce enough melatonin, and do not need anymore. However, if a doctor has suggested it, then I would think it would be okay, as he knows your daughter's health history and all that. It wouldn't hurt your daughter, so long as it doesn't become a major habit.
I suggest starting with the lowest dose you can find. Also you should ask your doctor for how long she should be using it. here is a site addressing more issues. Also if it is stress and axiety, then you need to maybe get her to a counselor or a doctor who deals with these issues. That might be a safer approach. http://funadvice.com/r/14t4shjevnb
If a child cannot sleep and the doctor recommends it then it is fine. You shouldn't however be diagnosing your child yourself. It is natural. Also remember to make your child exercise. Often lack of exercise can cause sleep problems.
Ok thx, my daughter doc said she wud b fine to take it but I'm wasn't to sure about that, she is 10 bout to b 11 in april, she has a hard time gettin to sleep and he suggested those
Ok thx so much