Today I woke up to a burning question in my inbox. I scanned over the question silently hoping they wouldn’t ask me to weigh in on the debate. Friends ask me in hushed tones, acquaintances tell me how they did it in “their day”. So what’s the one thing parents want to know about travelling with kids but are too afraid to ask?

Should you drug your kids for a long haul flight.

There I said it. It’s the taboo topic that no one wants to talk about but everyone wants to know the answer. A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald states that 1 in 5 Aussie families admit to using sedative drugs on road trips – read the article HERE. Holy moly. 1 in 5. IMG_1742.JPG The calm before the storm. This almost NEVER happens: two whole rows for us to spread out

We’ve all been there, mid flight, bleary eyed, vomit covered being held ransom by our tiny monsters humans. The last flight I took with the kids I spent brainstorming how we could do it better, what options were available to us and of course using sedative medication did come to mind.

There have been plenty of articles in the past in support of sedating your kids (click HERE and HERE) but equally as many articles written warning of the dangers and offering tips to avoid the need (click HERE). Having just come off some horror flights with the kids I can totally see it from both angles.

So where do you sit? Have you sedated your kids for a long haul flight?

PLEASE NOTE: Phenergan should not be used on children aged under two, due to its potential for “fatal respiratory depression”, consumer guidelines say.