Gummy Bears with Melatonin

Three daycare workers in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines were arrested and charged with giving children Gummy Bears with the sleep aid Melatonin. Numerous media outlets compared the women to drug dealers who distributed illegal narcotics to children. But is Melatonin illegal?

Media outlets portrayed the nurses as criminals. They used overly dramatic terms such as "laced with" to give the impression that the Gummy Bears were tampered with.

In fact, Gummy Bears with Melatonin are sold over-the-counter in Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and other drug stores. So why is it illegal in Illinois?

Melatonin is not a prescription drug. It is categorized as a dietary supplement that has the added benefits of aiding sleep. Many people take Melatonin tablets to help them sleep at night. Melatonin is a substance that is produced naturally in the body.

Giving children sleep aids is not an unusual occurrence in daycare centers and even in many hospitals. If your child has ever spent the night in a hospital, chances are your child was given liquid Tylenol at night.

Liquid Tylenol is a "standing order" on many pediatric floors. A standing order is a permanent order written by a physician that covers every child admitted to the floor.

Most nurses don't inform parents about the liquid Tylenol standing order unless they are asked directly. Liquid Tylenol is given PRN to reduce fever and to relieve pain. But the standing order is mainly used for sleep.

It is up to the parents to ask the nurses if there are any liquid Tylenol standing orders and whether or not they want their child to receive it.

Would you rather your child be given liquid Tylenol or Gummy Bears with Melatonin?

  • Malai

    Why would anyone let these crazies watch their precious children! The one in that bottom pic looks like she’s on meth

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    If the parents were not aware of this then they should be prosecuted. Lazy azzes. If folks wanted their children to sleep all day then why pay able bodied daycare workers to watch them?

  • thrift.store.jungle

    don't give people's children ANY medication/supplement without consent. i hope the parents read the fine print on care contracts before leaving the kids in the care of these methy looking demons. be a shame if consent was inadvertently given.

  • starbright9449

    I thought they were lace with meth or x or something. The media was misleading and overdid it but parents don't want daycare workers making their kids sleep half or most of the day. They want their kids active and being taken care of and supervised properly.

  • Ni Ni

    I didn't know about the gummies. I thought people were still giving kids benadryl. I use it quite regularly myself to help me sleep or just calm my nerves.

  • Kanyade

    Thanks for the info on the "standing order" in hospitals. I had no idea. As for Melatonin, I use it. Helps me. But no one should use it on children without the consent of guardian or parent.

  • Roxie Moxie

    The question isn't "Is melatonin illegal", the fact is, administering an oral sedative to a child unbeknownst to the parents, IS illegal. You basically drugged them with something that they wouldn't have taken under normal circumstances.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    I think this is "over prosecution." I hope the young girls get off with probation because it wasn't malicious. Heck! I gave my baby niece some wine laced in her milk bottle because she kept walking around the house crying and bawling out and I wanted her to sleep.
    The next time the young ladies should lace the kids milk with camomile tea.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    I know what the parents want, but the kids are given a mid-day sleep. I worked at a PRE-K school one day and there was a nap time. And there were 3 boys who just would not sleep. Would not sleep. And the teacher said it was like that with them. All the other kids took a nap but these 3.

  • La

    I use melatonin on my 7 year old often. A lot of vitamins have them for children ?????

  • MookieFly

    Eh, without consent from the parents, these colonizers are gonna get it ????? should have stuck to something natural like chamomile tea

  • justlooking

    Are you nuts are just plain crazy?

    That your own issue giving you child that. I don't want any day care provider giving my child anything that me or a licensed physician is prescribed.

    Hopefully they will get 10 years at least.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    hospitals and licensed medical professionals are licensed to dispense meds; i don't think these slack jawed, reckless cretins possess any such credentials.

    (and Sandra, you know if the children in that daycare were related to you and these fools 'laced' them, you would want their heads on a stick)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "methy looking"

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ba wa wa wa!!!
    I always heard that parents would lace their babies' bottles with a little Nyquil if they wanted them to sleep.

  • Shira Harding-James

    This a daycare not a hospital. Along with that before you administer any medication to a child that isn’t yours, you should always have permission from the parents. Doesn’t say anywhere that the children were sick or anything so it seems they were administering the melatonin so they could nap and the teachers could have a break ?????

  • Ni Ni

    Yeah and the kids could've had a reaction.

  • justlooking

    @SandraRose - When is the last time you were on the floor? Is this standing order in the states or a foreign country.

    I worked on the floor and quality administrator and did my internship in peds. I never saw or heard of this.

    Most parents will go off giving them anything without consenting the order.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    exactly! reckless and dangerous, smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • justlooking

    Would you rather your child be given liquid Tylenol or Gummy Bears with Melatonin?
    ____________________________
    Neither if I didn't give permission.

    No parent should be give a child any form of anything to force them to sleep because they are tired. This includes Robitussin, Tylenol, wine or any type of alcohol. And folks wonder why these kids got ADHD times 25.

  • justlooking

    Hey suga dumpling.

  • Real Name

    Melatonin pills gives me a headache sometimes. These are not good for the babies???

  • justlooking

    Yeah, I can't take them, gives me a HORRIBLE headache. I'll stick to my ambien. (people say bad things about it) But I take when need and get my sleep on. YASSSSSSS

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    or a few minutes at the park or the playground... let them run their little selves out naturally, smh

  • ShelbyMoore

    And this is why we need to figure out a way to keep one of these parents at home like it was in the old days.

    I know it's something that doesn't see plausible due to the high cost of living, the greed, and the overwhelming damage that capitalism has done to this country, but something has to give.

  • MookieFly

    Lmao and they are still wearing the daycare hoodies too! Name of the place all clear and shyt ??

  • Shira Harding-James

    Ambien had me doing some strange things chile...lol the stories The stories

  • MsVAllDay

    I would prefer my child not be given ANYTHING by ANYONE w/o my consent! Especially at a daycare!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Real Name

    Lol, I hear that!

  • justlooking

    Yeah, I heard them. I take it when I get tin the bed. Covers up, open night stand drawer, pill, water...30 minutes...sleep. It's not every night...maybe once or twice a week and some time not for weeks.

  • Real Name

    ???

  • shun king

    that stuff used to make me growl in the morning

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I think do think this is being over-prosecuted. Melatonin is basically harmless, and probably would have the same effect as giving them Tylenol PM.
    Giving this to somebody's child without their permission seems pretty reckless though. I guess I'd give them like 30-60 days in jail + probation. Nothing too crazy.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    I cannot!

  • justlooking

    also you shouldn't give small children herbs, they do have side effects https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e44972a44f1ed73865885d5e4d14fee4cc342967918c346d203a6c0b3cf1e796.gif . They could cause vomiting, and allergic reactions, to include DEATH

  • Rayne

    I talked to my husband about this story. We are going to modify our schedule and jobs so that I can work six months out of the year and he can too. He’s going to pick up a second job when I’m off on my six months. I’m working fall to winter off in the summer so that I can stay home with Rayne jr. because of mess like this. Can’t trust nobody out here. Smh

  • MookieFly

    That too! Anything really that burn unnecessary energy would be good to tire them out. Shoot, put on an Amy Shumer movie. Put me to sleep and I was in the movie theater!

  • puppylove

    There is a difference between a trained medical professional dispensing medication to a child, and someone giving my child an herbal supplement without my knowledge or consent.

  • justlooking

    Well don't overeat, everybody it not crazy, but you have to do what's best for your family.

    I stayed home with my son until 1st grade. GOD is good.

  • JRock

    That's white people crazy right there. Sick bishes. Hope they get locked up forever. They could have killed those babies.

  • Berry Melon

    Well according to a source Zolpidem has hypnotic effects that are similar to those of the benzodiazepine class of drugs. It probably puts you in a state of hypnosis. I don't have any experience with sleeping pills, because the pills I brought a few years ago, were duds - fakes/knock-off herb bull-tooters. In other words they didn't work.

  • puppylove

    Sandra been dispensing Nyquil to all her lil nieces and nephews.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Sleepwalking?

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    Gosh! This is bad. Let's not drug the kids.

    This may seem harmless, but as an adult at 25, I took 1 melatonin when I had sleep issues (these kids don't have sleep issues) and slept a whole weekend! I was so scared because I couldn't find the energy to stay awake for more than seconds at a time.

    Do not drug the kids!

  • Mec-One

    Gonna be a name change and a lot of openings for employees and clients

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Do you think the best and the brightest end up as babysitters at daycares?

  • Mec-One

    Don't believe everything you hear ....... smh

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Good chance the state of Illinois might shut them down though. If they revoke their day care license, they're done.

  • mona q

    Sandra Rose as a nurse you know the difference. As a paralegal, I know the difference. If the parents didn’t sign anything at the daycare giving consent to give the kids sleeping aids, they are criminally administering sleeping aids to children without their consent. If my child was sick at daycare, I have to give consent to administer medicine. Some families don’t give supplements to their children. This is wrong! Not to mention interactions with other medicines the child’s parents may have given them that day!

  • Berry Melon

    Really? Sandra Rose, what were you thinking.

  • Mec-One

    Did you tell that child mother you gave her child wine cause you was sick of hearing her cry ...... smh

  • Anika Kelly

    Thank you - this broad playing dumb like she don't know. Well, again, I have read several of her post and she just actually might not be playing.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    Alcohol is not illegal, but we wouldn't give it to kids.

  • Applebum

    It’s wrong. If the child is not yours then you don’t have any rights to give them any supplements, etc. These things have side effects. And when you start taking them, your body get use to them and start depending on them. Not good.

  • shay2shaymd

    Preach

  • mona q

    I agree they are really blowing this up in the news but to say it's basically Harmless - Except for I don't know... an allergic reaction to it...they have no idea what these kids are allergic to. 30-60 days in jail + probation is fair...but what do you think about them not being able to work with children again?

  • Malai

    Unfortunately, No. a woman broke the legs of baby she was watching last week. Some of the worst ppl are watching children and it’s heartbreaking

  • You Could Never

    I wish I would have had some of these for my niece and nephew this past weekend on that 10+ hour road trip to a funeral. Sorry but not sorry. Carry your little ass to sleep.When did sleep hurt anyone? But didjew DIE?

  • mona q

    She knows how to write this stuff to get the comments flowing...SMDH

  • Berry Melon

    Sandra Rose is a nurse? Damn... I thought she was a blogger. - shocked face :0

  • Malai

    I agree with that to an extent.. I feel like even if a mother is home with her children, SOME may need backup due to postpartum depression. Many mothers have hurt their babies due to that and no one was there to stop it. But I do agree that reliable family members should be with the babies.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I wouldn't have too much of a problem with that. Not that I'd want to put them out of business permanently... but maybe the state can suspend their day care license for 6 months to a year, and let them know that a second offense would get their license revoked permanently.

  • Vonn

    Are theses "daycare workers" meth heads?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • You Could Never

    Threw mine out the damn window on I-40. Had the WORSE nightmares and slept for 14 hours on it one time. And I am a diagnosed life long insomniac. I canna.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    we hope!

  • Berry Melon

    According to Lipstick Alley Sandra was a nurse at a Children's home for 25 years - a trained nurse. Yup, @mona @disqus_3IVb95oXIm:disqus you know your stuff.

  • Look@m3

    Wasn't there a study on giving your children melatonin. I have to find it......even though its over the counter I believe giving it to them consistently still have some affects. Man let them kids sleep naturally they have the rest of their lives to take zquil or any other sleep aid. My God!

  • Look@m3

    THANK YOU!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Bless y'all... hope this works out for your family.

  • Berry Melon

    Yes, I can see all the comments incoming like missiles...

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    White garbage. Time to take out the trash.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!! Dem Babies would have been knocked out for the entire ride, huh? LOLLOLLOL!!!!

  • Yardgirl

    I had a friend who drove to 711 and back home on Ambien and only knew she went because she had evidence of going (I cannot remember exactly what) Plus she used to go online and make purchases and have no memory. That is crazy to me!! And scary too!!!!

  • Berry Melon

    LMAO!!! I think she just has bad acne, but you can't be too sure in this day and age.

  • mona q

    LOL thank you Berry..I've been coming to this site for YEARS (for the entertainment I guess)...she has stated previously that she was/is a Registered Nurse...I don't know if she is still registered but that's why her medical minute posts are authentic...she has medical training. I just don't agree with her MOST times! lol...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    (no comment)
    ROFL!!!

  • RespectSelf

    I will say that the bigger point is how media does spin things by simply wording it a certain way. "Laced with" does make it seem a lot different and deeper than buying over the counter gummy bears and giving it to kids with out parents consent.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you ain't even want it in the house! LMAO!!!

  • mona q

    Not to mention, if these idiots thought it was okay to give kids herbal supplements without telling the parents, then what other bad judgments are they making with these kids?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    questions that need answers. yep.

  • SweetTEE

    Just another reason to be scared to leave your damn kids with folks. And I been taking melatonin lately. Mad I spent my money nc that Ish doesnt work for me. Might as well smoke a blunt.

  • Look@m3

    That's the whole point......(CLAP,CLAP) EVERYTHING YOU JUST SAID! These babies......Lord! I pray for my daycare teachers everyday lord because you just don't always know these people after you walk out that door. SIgh.

  • Lady_Elle

    Don't give my kids any prescription or OTC supplements of any kind without me or the hubby's ok!

    Today it is gummy bears... tomorrow it is Benadryl or something laced with something else!

  • SweetTEE

    They making it seems like they injected the melatonin in the gummy bears lol...naw, you can buy them like that.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I know kids can be a handful but damn!!! Kids probably walking around like zombies all day...

  • SweetTEE

    Exactly why they did this. They need the kids sleep so they can screw or do their drugs without interruption.

  • Look@m3

    Right and this probably contributing them not being bubbly kids....They should be energetic but if the daycare was giving the appropriate activities they would naturally be tired enough to go to sleep. This is just crazy!

  • Kemi

    They look like the types to do that! Complete junkies to be bothered.

  • Ryan

    This is pretty bad, no matter how it's worded. People don't send their kids to daycare to get drugged ("natural" or not) so the workers can go out back and smoke meth in peace*

    *Or whatever they were doing while the kids were drugged

  • You Could Never

    LISTEN. I wouldnt do it to nobody else kids like this daycare but some of my own? I think by hour FIVE my mama and my sisters would have been on board with doing it had it been an option. I had benadryl with me but no wouldnt do THAT per se. But these gummies? Issa YES

  • You Could Never

    Like get behind THEE

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    I don't think it's harmless. Is it, really? Even if it knocks you out for days???
    It is something our bodies produce naturally, but I feel that when given in pills, dosage might be an issue.

  • Cannelle

    "Liquid Tylenol is a “standing order” on many pediatric floors."

    I agree and understand, but this is a controlled environment, a controlled dosage and under the care of professionals. If the kid has an adverse reaction, the medical staff have the skills to know what to do in place.

  • Cannelle

    Who knows what else these heffas did. Did they shake the babies awake when the parents arrived SMDH.

  • Cannelle

    Same for me.

  • Yoni7

    *looks at pics....goes to call Kiddie Junction and harass the fukk out of them*

  • Cannelle

    That's so wonderful. I wish that more parents could do that, but I know that it isn't possible.

    I don't know if you live in the USA (I am assuming), but certain European countries allow parents to spend more time with their children without being penalized at work, or having to work themselves to death just to have enough money to survive. Too bad the USA is not like that...if it was, maybe even most single parents could spend more time with their kids.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Awful awful lol

  • Shira Harding-James

    It’s awful lol

  • Shira Harding-James

    And more

  • klwbaby

    Sandra u know "supplements" are not FDA approved, so there can be anything and everything in these so called natural supplements. Melatonin is not illegal but daycare workers should never give kids any type of medication without the parents consent.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Yes I believe it!

  • Cannelle

    Maybe the media is blowing this out of proportion. I'd like to think of myself as pretty forgiving, especially if no one died or physically harmed.

    But I won't lie, I chuckled to myself because they are white people. Minor stuff being blown out of proportion is a day in the life of black people.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Yes that’s how it’s supposed to work. But I would stay up and do other things

  • Shira Harding-James

    B.C. Days ?

  • Cannelle

    I used to take it and it would put me in a daze. Thankfully, no reports of me running down the street naked and I didn't max out my credit card, lol.

  • Malai

    Lord forgive me.. maybe she do have bad Ache but I am straight up getting meth head vibes ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Again. Melatonin is not medication. It is categorized by the FDA as a dietary supplement.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I can't imagine an adverse reaction to Gummy Bears.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Gummy Bears with melatonin do not knock kids out for days. The government would not approve it for sale in the U.S. if it was harmful to children.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Dummies.. should have used what I used when me and the pappy wanted uninterrupted smang time.. tried trusted true..sleepytime tea.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • Hmmm~?

    Right. Kush will knock ya ass out faster than any supplement lol.

  • JENNYJONES1

    NO KIDS THESE DAYS ARE BAD AS FVCK, DISRESPECTFUL AND OUT OF CONTROL B/C PARENTS ARE TOO CAUGHT UP IN SELFIES, WAIST TRAINERS AND FACEBOOK BEEFS INSTEAD OF RAISING & DISCIPLINING THEIR KIDS CORRECTLY. THEY LET THEM RUN AROUND, ACT A F00L IN THE STORES AND THINK TAKING VIDEOS OF THEM TWERKING IS CUTE B/C OF THE HITS THEY GET ON THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES THEN THEY SEND THEM OFF TO DAYCARE AND SCHOOL FOR THE WORKERS AND TEACHERS TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE BS. I WOULDN'T WORK WITH KIDS FOR NOOOOO AMOUNT OF MONEY. TEACHING SHOULD START OFF AS A 6 FIGURE JOB. IT'S NOT COOL TO GIVE KIDS SLEEPING AID W/O THE PARENTS CONSENT BUT I UNDERSTAND AND AM NOT SHOCKED...........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • Anunnaki

    FDA, allows poison all day everyday, I Guess just get a D E A, registered number and u can slowly kill folks daily, with tax benefits...

  • SweetTEE

    Shheettt you know it!!

  • SweetTEE

    Poor water on the babies. I know the parent were BIG MAD when those kids wouldnt go to sleep at night and this is why lol

  • klwbaby

    FDA labels it a dietary supplement because it does not have to go through the rigorous tests and they do that for legal reasons also. Many of those supplements have fillers in them and those fillers can contain anything the manufacturer wants. I could care less what people want to call it because those meth window lickers had no business giving kids a dietary supplement.

  • MsVida

    Probably not meth, it's not a huge thing in the nw burbs. But we have a helluva pill/heroin problem around here.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    No true. Daycares routinely put children down for naps. I would not overreact if a daycare worker gave my child a Gummy to help him nap do he won't disturb the other napping kids.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Not true. I worked at a children's hospital for one year.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    If there was a study, I'm sure it involved giving a full adult dose of Melatonin to kids. Gummy bears contain traces of Melatonin. People are overreacting.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Melatonin is produced naturally in the body.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Suspend their license for giving kids harmless Gummy Bears?

  • Fefe

    Sandra, if you were a mother would you be okay with daycare workers giving your toddler a sleep aid without your consent?

  • justlooking

    Only if you family and trusted caregiver. These hiefers...who knows what they was up to while the entire day care center was sleep.

  • Roxie Moxie

    My son is 3 and attends daycare. They DO NOT administer ANYTHING without the written consent from the parent. If they ever planned to do so anything of this nature, they would provide each and every parent with a letter explaining and ask for a signature. I don't care if gummy bears did already contain melatonin, if anyone gives something to my child w/o my consent, they will be pushing up daisies.

    Besides, children have allergic reactions to different kinds of things, so whose to say these gummy bears wouldn't have had a negative impact on the child? Hell, there are kids at his daycare who are allergic to the peel of an apple.

    So, no....I don't think any respectful parent is overreacting.

  • Berry Melon

    Oh, okay. Note to self - Lipstick Alley is misleading.

  • Indies beauty

    The third girl looks like a crack head smh. Why was she even hired?

  • Abc

    First of all, why this kind of drugs for kids are sold legally ?

  • i troll it like i see it

    I hadn't no issues with them helping the babies to sleep at nap time. No kids were hurt or sick. Melatonin is fine. These women's lives are getting destroyed over nothing really.

  • Lady_Elle

    Perhaps you can't... but:
    It won’t kill you, but it can make your life pretty miserable.

    And, despite common perception, melatonin can cause next-day drowsiness, according to a sleep researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.

    The amount it takes to affect these babies is low.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Sounds like you don't have any kids, so it's easy to say. Birth one or two and then come back and see if that feeling is the same. It's easy to say what you will do when you've never been in that position. But, I highly doubt you'd be okay with it.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I WOULDN'T WORK WITH KIDS FOR NOOOOO AMOUNT OF MONEY.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I wouldn't either -- and you are right about a lot of these kids being out of control...

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!

  • Cannelle

    What?!!

  • KLo

    trump voters

  • sherri2016

    I wouldn't give it to my kids but i know someone who would so that she could go out cause hee mother watched them only if they were sleep already also i hope thwy didn't drug them kids so that they had free time to drug themselves if you can't deal with kids don't work at a daycare i know as a parent i would not want anyone giving my kids anything i didn't aprove of

  • teather

    I'm laughing at both of you. Honest but true, I guess?? Dang It. First, never give kids anything without their parent's consent. You never know what child has what allergies, even to a "supplement". Many OTC drugs, etc contain things that ppl react to, so unless you have unltd funds for an attorney, don't dose kids with anything. If you can't oversee them without it, find another gig. And finally, LOL! you noted the parent's behavior pretty well. Not ALL parents but a heck of a lot of them use their kids as accessories for their sm platforms.

  • Noirluv45

    I can understand liquid Tylenol given in the hospital, but not a daycare UNLESS the parent(s) give permission.

    It may not be an illegal substance, but that does not give them the right to drug other people's children unless authorized.

  • Noirluv45

    My friend used to give her kids Benedryl when she didn't want to be bothered.

  • Noirluv45

    Whether it is or isn't doesn't negate the fact that they had no right to give it to someone's children unless authorized.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Bingo!

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    I wasn't suggesting that they do knock kids out for days, but I do know that one OTC pill knocks adults out for days. I've never seen the Gummies.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Yeah, like we trust the "government". LOL There are foods that are banned in other countries, yet are sold in the US.

    Trust the government if you'd like.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Yes, for lack of professionalism. When you are working with other people's kids, you cannot do what you do at home to your own, to others. It's just that simple. There are other ways to relax children for nap time. And if they don't all fall asleep, then they may need to go to another room for kids that don't fall asleep.

    Man, my daycare must be elite because they have plenty of alternatives and contingency plans for this exact scenario. Kids aren't safe anywhere, I see.

  • Quitedeliteful

    despite common perception, melatonin can cause next-day drowsiness,
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    This is my concern -- especially for kids. I'm wondering just how long this stayed in their systems...

  • Noirluv45

    Back in the day, children went down for a nap. Some slept and some didn't. They didn't need to get "aid." Let children sleep when they need to sleep.

  • Liah

    You dont give someones child ANYTHING unless you ask there parents!

    They got the right ones...Cause if it was MY CHILD...Trust and believe...There would most definalty be a problem!!!!

  • Yup, I said it

    Not to make light of the situation but since this story came out the sale of those gummies have go gone thru the roof because of parents trying to buy them to give to their own kids.

  • Liah

    Exactly!

  • Liah

    WOOOW!!!

  • Noirluv45

    If it can be done, that's the way to do it, girl! Big ups to you and hubby! NOOO, can't trust nobody with your babies.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    I get that it is not considered harmful, however, I would be concerned with tolerance level and dosage.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Then you find something to do for those kids who do not sleep. It's pretty simple. Not rocket science.

  • Noirluv45

    There are additives in Meletonin and other drugs, OTC and prescription. Those additives are not harmeless.

  • Noirluv45

    Sandy, since you are a nurse, you know the government approves of a lot of drugs that have adverse affects. All one has to do is listen to the side-effects of the countless drugs advertised.

  • ?Royalty?

    I think that's what it says in the fine print when you actually apply for the registered number too. ??

  • ?Royalty?

    ???

  • angrysolo

    i’m sho finna order some for mines

  • Noirluv45

    People can be so gullible. They just follow whatever wind blows their way. Maybe if they read to their children, it might calm them and help them sleep, but of course, lazy parents take the "easy" way out.

  • LexGirl

    My a$$ would be in jail for whooping ALL they a$$es!! You can't even give kids meds for headache, cramps or nothing & they are over they counter!!! So why would they think it would be ok to give SOMEBODY else's kids this ish?

  • Noirluv45

    Gurllll, I know that's right!!!!

  • ?Royalty?

    Lil dizzy drugged up children cross 'Merica.

    ?? *cough* Excuse me.....my sense of humor is....twisted.

  • Cannelle

    When I used to live in that area, Indiana was the meth capital. From what I understand, its now meth + all of the stuff you just listed to.

  • Yup, I said it

    The lazy way out is a parent that allows there kids to be out of control and crying in the morning because they put themselves to sleep at midnight.

  • garrisonville

    I would thoroughly fuck a daycare facility up if nare one of the employees gave my chlld as much as a cough drop without my consent! FOH

  • Liah

    Beat em to the white meat!!!!#TRUESTORY

  • Liah

    I was trying to be politically correct with my statement...But yeah no court no judge here boo...Kicking ass and taking names is all I would have...In that order!!!

  • Liah

    Gurl!!!!...Straight to jail after that ass whupping she'd recieve!

  • imright

    lol put those lil fckers to ?SLEEP !!! u ever go night night niigga ?!?! ????

  • Liah

    I totally agree!...I was fortunate enough to stay home until my daughter was 2 1/2 ....My main goal was to be able to teach her what was appropriate and not appropriate for anyone (cause everybody is a suspect when it comes to your child) to say or do to her...

    And she was able to speak and express herself....So I most definitely agree...I wish that one parent could stay home with their child so we could avoid issues like this and so much more

  • Liah

    Straight Meth!

  • LexGirl

    Aww hell naw!! Not the meth window lickers!!!

  • Noirluv45

    There may be many reasons why they can't go to sleep. Children operate on their own timetable, not on the parent's timetable, but parents can change that with different methods if they seek an answer. Maybe they can read to their children. If they have trouble sleeping, what's wrong with finding out why than to start feeding them drugs filled with all kinds of crap?

  • Noirluv45

    That's what I'm talking about!

  • Noirluv45

    I don't think everyone heard you. Say it again because I know that right!

  • Noirluv45

    Ha!!!!!!! ??????

  • Rayne

    I swear and I’m worried for ppl and their kids. Everybody on drugs of some kind. ?

  • Rayne

    I’m in Chicago.

  • Rayne

    Me too Nancy.

  • Cannelle

    My hometown :)

  • Stuffin10

    Y'all go on ahead an play doctor if y'all want too with your child an they might not wake up! Y'all don't know if there are adverse reactions or even if your child is allergic too some of the ingredients....Don't play with your babies like that!

  • Kimberly King

    This is exactly why when I have a child, I will be a stay-at-home mom for 5 years. I'd kill every staff member over my child.

  • Noirluv45

    Girl, this is the time to be worried. The drug epidemic is no joke. It's a blessing that you and hubby can do this so you can protect your babies. It's just too dangerous out there. ??

  • Shenanigans1

    My child’s daycare gave her a beef taco after I specifically told them and documented in her paperwork that we are vegetarian. After I called AND went up there and raised holy hell I haven’t had any problems since. I even make them write out every drop of food and drink she consumes while there. They know I do pop ups and I question every thing.

  • Shenanigans1

    These wenches need to be fired. Clearly they don’t want to deal with these children which is why they have them those things.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I think because melatonin is technically considered a dietary dietary supplement not a drug, so it doesnt need the same level of FDA approval that prescription & non-prescription drugs do.

  • Vonn

    They look like they're on something.

  • A D N

    Is this really up for discussion? I would like to be told what my child is given period! If they tell you the menu for the week, the agenda for field trips, I would hope they tell you about medicine given.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    driving while asleep?

  • Liah

    Great minds think a like:)!!!

  • jusme

    PARENTS, TEACHERS AND ALL CARE GIVERS - STOP MISTREATING THESE KIDS FOR A JOB YOU SIGNED UP FOR, DAMN. IF YOU DONT WANT TO BE BOTHERED WITH THE CARING FOR THESE CHILDREN - FIND ANOTHER DAMN JOB OR STOP HAVING KIDS. YALL SCREWING THESE KIDS UP AND THEN SEND THEM OUT TO SOCIETY TO MEET SOMEONE LIKE ME WHO AINT FOR THEIR CRAP! IM SICK OF IT!

  • Trace da Ace

    see these bitches are dumb....what if one of the kids had an alergic reaction or something??? They did this so that the kids can sleep all day and they not have to be bothered.....stupid broads...

    p.s....all 3 look like meth heads...so why in the hell were they allowed to work in a daycare....I say drug test ASAP!

  • Lolly Asher

    Just glad they are not black.

  • Bonita Johnson

    Lol!!!

  • Bonita Johnson

    Calm down ? cough drop really bish...stop sending your sick kids to school....stay your behind at home and U get sick

  • Bonita Johnson

    Violent self sit down ?? What u gonna do get arrested....then the kids won’t have a mom...dummy u act like they gave them crack

  • Noirluv45

    Yes, indeed they do, girl!!!!! ?

  • jusme

    LOL!!!!! :)

  • jusme

    LOL, listen, this is nothing NEW under the sun. About 15 years ago, I was over a girl friends house getting ready to hit the town. Her toddler was crying, and her oldest son (about 5) looked her DEAD IN THE FACE and said "you want me to go get the Nyquil"...I was shocked but laughed so damn hard bc one her cover was BLOWN and two he asked SO NATURALLY! These hoes been drugging these kids up. My motivation for sleep was FEAR, my mama put us to bed at a certain time UNTIL we fell asleep BUT we knew NOT to get our butts out of that bed whether we were sleepy or not. THESE days, the parents, caregivers and teachers DO NOT want to be bothered, so its not about going to sleep at a certain time, its about putting these kids down so they can do whatever they want to do and not be bothered!

  • Roxie Moxie

    Every bloodclaat one!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Everyone's body reacts differently to different things. There could have been an ingredient in those tablets that could have caused one of those kids to have an adverse reaction to it.
    It's irresponsible and dangerous to be giving kids any kind of supplements without the parent's knowledge.

  • ?Royalty?

    ???

  • ?Royalty?

    Most people dont realize that natural supplements do have a way of causing harm to people who have pre-existing medical conditions.

    For example, you DON'T want to take Melatonin if you have a Thyroid condition. It could easily make things much worse.

  • Pauline’s Daughter

    I know several children and adults with an allergy to gelatin which is a primary ingredient in gummy bears and fruit snack type products. What if the parents use Melatonin at home as well. . . . could a child potentially receive too much? All they had to do was consult with the parents first, you as a nurse, can certainly agree with that right?

  • ?Royalty?

    Thats how Casey Anthony k!lled her baby. Gave her too much and she overdosed, so she could go out.

    I thought parents were doing this to their children so the parents could get some sleep. I never knew they did this so they can party without paying for the baby sitter until the Casey Anthony trial happened. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Again. They are not tablets. They are Gummy Bears with small traces of Melatonin, a natural substance that is produced in our bodies.

  • sodumb

    Sandra you are getting dumber by the day. Melatonin is a natural body enzyme that we produce. It is safe and our body naturally produces melatonin when the lights go out and the room gets dark. You are making black people dumber by the day.

  • sandraisDUMB

    these girls will be acquitted because its like giving children vitamins. The are being charged for not disclosing to the parents. Not because it was laced.

  • Kayke

    Alcohol is illegal under 21 years of age.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Are you a nurse? No? That's why you've never heard of a standing order.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I answered this question already. I said I would not overreact if a daycare worker gave my child a Gummy Bear so he would sleep at nap time. It is perfectly harmless.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose
  • justlooking

    Ms. Sandra all due respect, you never answered my question. And my sister is a charge nurse.

    Have a great evening.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    okay then. (you're the only woman i know of who would NOT have a problem with this happening without her prior consent)

  • KISSmyENTIREass

    They lazy ass! Even tho I gave my son baby Tylenol as a kid. that was 19 years ago so don't judge me. I was a teen

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Ask your sister what a standing order is.

  • klwbaby

    Sandra, u already wrote that.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks.

  • SweetTEE

    They must be pouring on the babies to wake them up... excuse the misspelling.

  • justlooking

    Based on my experience. One does not need to be a licensed medical professional to know what standing order is. I have worked in healthcare for almost two decades.

    question at hand that nurse don't give children Tylenol at will, cause they aren't sleeping.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    I see you are taking up for the krakkas huh. ?

  • Renee26

    Neither! Don't give my child nothing outside of food and water/milk/juice WTH

  • Renee26

    Called those meth heads nurses

  • Disgusting!

    Umm from the looks of them, good thing it wasn’t meth. They’re wrong for that. Lucky they didn’t catch hands. You don’t give people’s kids things you don’t tell them about. Especially medicine. Like seriously what is wrong with these bitches. Disgusting!

  • Coffee1st

    Ok Sandra. I may have missed something. Are they daycare workers or nurses?

  • Justice For Gemmel Moore

    if this is what they were CAUGHT doing I hate to think what theyre capable of or have even done to children in their care!
    listen people just because a childcare center is licensed and the law requires everyone working there to get a background check it doesn't mean they comply.
    in many states there are no inspections from state regulators to show all employees have been approved. the owners of these places have to pay for the BG checks and report the hiring to authorities. they dont want to pay for the BG checks so theyll hire anyone and not list new hires to avoid paying for the background check. I learned this the hard way taking my kid to a place that charged by the hour.

  • Coffee1st

    Is melatonin an enzyme or hormone? I think enzymes help produce it but I don't think it's an enzyme itself.

  • Coffee1st

    Dietary supplement or nah, they had no business administering this to children without parental consent. And I think it's moreso the intention behind what they did... like, I doubt they were staying up at night worrying about these kids melatonin levels.

  • Coffee1st

    Thing is, these inbreds don't know enough about medications, dietary supplements, contraindications, OTC/herbal interactions etc. to just give all willy nilly.
    There was no medical emergency, urgent situation or even general indication for use of this non FDA approved dietary supplement. They had absolutely no justification for use.
    The INTENTIONS were NOT for the children's benefit, but strictly for their own.

  • Coffee1st

    So are you saying the probability of an occurrence is largely determined by what you can or can't imagine?
    Come on Sandra..... you've lived long enough to know better.

  • ?Royalty?

    You're a paralegal? It's my dream job. I can't wait to be finished with my education. My mom says I should have been an attorney because I truly love suing the *bleep* out of evil cheating thieving people. ?
    Do you enjoy your career? Is it everything you imagined? ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You don't have to be a nurse to give a child Gummy Bears.

  • Don’t blame you

    They are not supposed to give your children anything, including a cough drop. There should also only be one person, or one or two in the office area, who give the children medicine. You cannot give them anything, and if I were a daycare worker, I wouldn’t even want to, including prescription medicine. If a child is sick, call home. I would be praying the parents came up there to do it themselves if a child had prescription medication, or there was a school nurse.

    Those dirty bishes look dirty in every way. I couldn’t imagine who would even leave their kids with people who look like that. I bet all the kids in there were neglected and mistreated while under their care.

    I think they should go to jail. Somebody needs to find a way to make it happen. There is no excuse for their behavior.

  • Shira Harding-James

    No..., made me feel desirable if you know what I mean

  • PynkCloudz

    Parents were picking up groggy children is what sounded the alarm.

  • Cannelle

    That's some torturing, waterboarding mess. I can't.

  • Cynthia Wiggins

    You don't give kids any medicine or over-the-counter products before asking the parents. They should be in jail. They are negligent and they were doing that to make the kids sleepy so that they didn't have to do their jobs.

  • Overpower Radio

    It doesn't have to be illegal. Even "over the counter" drugs are still drugs. I don't see a problem with any parent being upset that their child was DRUGGED when they took them to daycare. Are there any side effects to giving a child that drug on a daily basis? Did it create a problem for the children with getting rest at night when they were at home with their parents? It just shouldn't have been done. .

  • sunni_daze

    Its all natural, but damn. She gave the babies a .4, "Go to sleep"
    Now let me go find these gummies for mine.

  • MsVida

    Maybe in Indiana but, there is very little meth usage in Cook county and the surrounding areas. Not saying it doesn't exist, it's just not a drug of choice here. Meth is a desperation drug for people who are too poor or live in too desolate of an area to get anything else. You can refer to the statistics put out by the National Institute on Drug Abuse if you would like more information

  • mona q

    YES! I love it...you should go for it...I totally was thinking of going to law school but decided against it. Law school is rigorous and I make a pretty good living as a paralegal. The great thing about the legal field is you can work anywhere. The possibilities are endless..law office, court house, universities, corporate legal departments, hospitals...every place has a legal department! I've worked in all of the above. The money is great and the more experience you get, the more money you can make. I'm almost at making 6 figures but I have friends who are paralegals too an they are making $100k for big law firms. The top paying fields are: Intellectual Property, Litigation, Healthcare. I've worked in all three. I currently work at a university which I find is the best fit for me. Not cut throat like law firms and less stressful than corporate. The benefits cost less and are better too! GOOD LUCK!

  • mona q

    Knowing these crackheads, they started with Benadryl but decided the Melatonin was safer.

  • ?Royalty?

    Thank you!? I'm gonna stick with it and I hope to be done soon. I am quite interested in Litigation, so I will probably head for that field first.
    Thanks so much for the advice and sending you many blessings?? for your continued success. ?

  • RVAMade

    My 4 year old was seen by a developmental pediatrician because of her autism and because of her autism her body clock is off so he suggested 3mg of melatonin an hour before bedtime to help her sleep. Melatonin is not harmful its more along the lines of an herbal supplement what it does it prevents the person from fighting sleep it doesn't make you go to sleep. The proper steps for these workers to take though was to get permission from the parents and or guardians and to give the parents in depth information about melatonin to help them understand it and to basically give the parents/guardians the choice to whether they would like their child to have it or not.

  • SweetTEE

    It is, but how else are they waking those drugged babies up? they cant shake them....well I hope not anyway.

  • sherri2016

    One of my neighbors would give it to her son's so that she could go out i thought that was crazy she said it was the only way her mother would watch them if they were sleep first

  • ?Royalty?

    Wow ?

  • yvette46

    All three look like meth heads!! Picking at their skin ugh!!

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    Opioid crisis strikes again

  • Allihave2say

    I think Auntie was just being sarcastic about them being "nurses" because they were dispensing medicine to children at bedtime. The correlation is in the description of standing orders from a doctor for kids in hospitals at bedtime.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I never called those daycare workers "nurses". I was specifically referring to registered nurses who work on pediatric floors.

  • Allihave2say

    ok

  • mona q

    Litigation sounds like the right fit if you like suing people lol...plenty of filings to do in litigation!

    You know what, you are a breath of fresh air! It is rare that I encounter such a positive person in these comments. You will go far in life because you have a great spirit of positivity!

  • ?Royalty?

    ??

  • Storm’s Rage!

    lmfao. Sleep now, my little pretties. lol

  • LexGirl

    Sandra, here is an article for you. I firmly believe that NOBODY should administer Melatonin or anything else without my permission! With the way this world is, you don't KNOW what anyone is doing! If there was nothing to this, why didn't they get permission from the parents/guardians before they handed them out?'

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/03/12/oregon-day-care-worker-gets-21-years-drugging-melatonin-kids-so-she-could-tan-workout/415758002/

  • LexGirl

    I agree with you about getting permission 1st. Its just suspect to me that they thought this was ok to do!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks for the link, but every case is different. In this case, the babies were given Gummy Bears.... Gummy Bears!