Do you give your baby/child Benedryl when you fly to help them sleep/stay calm?
Baby Center recently ran a poll on the topic with results showing 20% of respondents had, while another 20% would consider it.
A recent story in the Wall Street Journal highlights why this is a topic likely to have parents sitting on opposite sides of the room:
The controversy seems to arise more from differences in parenting philosophies than safety concerns. The American Academy of Pediatrics doesn't have a position on the matter, and individual pediatricians vary in their views. "If you asked 100 pediatricians, you'd get 20 strongly in favor, 60 who didn't think about it much, and 20 strongly opposed," says Richard Gorman, past chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics' National Committee on Drugs. "Good doctors can disagree about this, just as thoughtful parents can disagree."