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A 29-year-old female asked:

is there anything u can give a two year old to help him sleep? is tylenol (acetaminophen) pm safe?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Danger: One does not give a child sleeping medication. I am going to be very frank here. But giving a child sleeping medication is extremely unwise and inappropriate. If you need some help managing the child and want some suggestions on how to train children to sleep then a good guidebook is a smart investment or discussing this with your child's pediatrician may be the next step.
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Yes- not a sleep med: Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM is safe at the recommended dose for your child. However, it should be used if he or she is sick rather than as a sleep medication. Once in a while that is not a problem. But regular use in that way will not teach your child how to calm down and get to sleep without meds. That is not what it is for. I also suspect that regular use is not safe.
Dr. Aarathi Rangachar
Pediatrics 20 years experience
No: Sleep aids are not reccomended in children . Unless he has other neurological or developmental disorders due to which he is having sleep issues then you have to talk to your pediatrician about it.

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