We call our 2-year-old “the sleep bandit.” Every night we get our kids through the bath, in pajamas, and finally, after multiple stories and lots of kisses and snuggles, we close the last bedroom door. About 5 minutes later we hear her little feet… and we start the game of putting her back to bed, many, many times. She just won’t sleep. Out of desperation we tried giving her a little melatonin… it worked.
Lots of adults regulate their sleep with melatonin supplements, but what about kids? Is melatonin safe for children? Does it work?