As unbelievable as it may sound, we've seen cases where daycare providers are intentionally drugging children, using an histamines like Benadryl to make them sleepy. Some of you may wonder how does this happen?
Some caregivers use this as a quick fix to make children less active, to make their job easier, but this is unacceptable. If a caregiver has to take such extreme measures to take care of children, they should not be watching kids. Second, daycares are not allowed to give medication to kids without parental consent. And last, giving medication to a child can cause severe illness or death, especially if it's not dosed properly, or if the child has an allergy to the medication.
No child should ever be drugged by the caregiver that is paid and trusted by the parent to take care of the child. If you or a loved one has a child that was improperly given medication while at a daycare, contact us. We can help you move through this.