Money: Benadryl

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Giving Kids Benadryl to Sleep on Airplanes: Good Move or Needless Medicating?

Just read an interesting article on ( about whether or not it makes sense to give kids Benadryl for the sake of getting them to sleep on an airplane. I travel cross country with my young kids a lot and have never done this--though many friends have suggested that I do. Sure, sometimes my daughters have cried and maybe been disruptive to other passengers, but I never thought it warranted giving them un-necessary medication. What do you all think about this?


Career or Baby

I'm 25 years old and getting ready to finish college. My husband is several...

Kids & Money

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What's Everyone Doing to save Money

I'm wondering what everyone's doing to save money. Tips on going grocery shopping, what are you cutting back on. I want to see if how else I would be able to save money. Times are tough......... I pay about $140 for cable, internet and phone through Comcast. Am I paying too much??? Thank you all in advance for any input.

Major Purchases

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Benadryl for Travel?

This may sound awful so I am asking for some feedback on this subject. I have a very wiggly 14 month old who can not sit still for 1 minute and we are going on a four hour flight mid day. I was told by some friends that benadryl has been a life saver on some flights. Does anyone have any positive or negative experience with this? Please do not post any judgements if you haven't done this yourself. Thanks!

Recurring Expenses

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School Nurses and Out of Pocket Expenses

Do the school nurses in your children's schools buy supplies with their own money? I have been a PTA treasurer in two schools and our budget routinely includes money ($200 - $300 depending on the school) to reimburse the school nurses for their out of pocket expenses. I always figured that the expenses were for things like stickers or office doo-dads or other items, similar to the expenses we reimburse teachers for some of their out of pocket expenses. Well that's not the case...the nurses are buying medication like Tylenol (generic, of...