Sedating your baby for flight

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Between now and New Year’s I’m going to expand on a list of travel do’s and do not’s from my perspective.

One of the side effects from Benadryl is that it’s sedating, hence why people talk about using it for travel.

The research, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, found an average 160 annual cases in which pharmaceutical drugs were maliciously used on children.

"We believe the malicious use of pharmaceuticals may be an under-recognized form and/or component of child maltreatment," wrote the author, Dr. Using information from the National Poison Data System, Yin found that children were most commonly receiving analgesics, stimulants/street drugs, sedatives, hypnotics, antipsychotics and cough or cold medications. Of those, 14 percent resulted in injuries, and 18 children died.

(CNN) -- If the kids become too much to handle, slip 'em a little cold medicine.

It's an often-repeated joke -- or advice -- that parents share on the playground or on Twitter and Facebook pages.

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