Originally Posted by themrs
hi Linda! Glad to have you here.
Laura, is the Melatonin just an OTC type of thing? Is There a special childrens dose? Is it something that they can begin to depend on or do you think I could just try it during the summer when they seem to have the worst time sleeping?? It sounds like a good option, I might like to try it.
It's OTC and found normally with the vitamins and suppliments. I know that it comes in pill and some places also have a liquid form. DS dr. told me he could have up to 8 mg of it. I get it in 3 mg pill form and he takes two pills every night, about 30 mins before lights out. I started him with one pill as a base line and then upped it by half a pill until we found the level best for him. Getting him to fall asleep was an issue for a long time, now most nights he's out shortly after he gets in bed! He's still up early, but that is getting better now that we put up room darkening shades again.