It's important for you to know as much as you can about any medicines your child is taking. Make sure you know why your child needs the medicine; when and how much to give; possible side-effects and what to do if you forget a dose or give too much. You might like to check the medication safety tips for parents.
Many parents consider using complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) approaches for their children but there are some important things that you should think about before you use CAM approaches for your child.
Laxatives are medications that help the body to get rid of poo. They are a standard and essential part of the treatment of constipation and have been shown to speed up improvement better than dietary changes alone.
Sleep problems are common in children. In most children, healthy sleep habits will sort out their sleep problems. If your child does need more help, using a medicine such as melatonin will work better if healthy sleep habits are in place.