Melatonin and Children

Discussion in 'Healthful Living / Natural Treatments' started by nvts, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    Hi! Was at the psychiatrists and she said melatonin would be alright for difficult child 1 but I can't remember how much to give him. He's about 90 lbs and 9 years old. Any recommendations? One website said about 1mg. for a very small child. Does that sound right? Will it work the 1st time around? I'm always nervous about new stuff, so I want to make sure I'm not over/under doing it!


  2. jannie

    jannie trying to survive....

    I give 1 mg liquid melatonin to my 85 pound 10 year old. It works wonders !! He's been taking it almost every day for over a year !!
  3. wakeupcall

    wakeupcall Well-Known Member

    difficult child is 12 and 95 lbs. He takes 1 mg. Melatonin when he needs help to sleep. It works really well for him.
  4. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    Any other natural sleep aids out there? difficult child was up to 3 mg of melatonin, and it did no good. I figured I will stop it for a while and go back to it and see if it works again. FWIW, difficult child is 10 and about 65lbs.