UH OH! My son drank most of my energy drink...

@maddysmommy (16236)
United States
July 15, 2007 9:48pm CST
And now he is hyper and cannot sleep. I have been trying to get him to bed for over 45 minutes now and he just won't stay still or be quiet LOL Do you think a cup of milo or hot chocolate/cocoa might help to settle him down?!? Aargh I have to be more careful next time!
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
16 Jul 07
Oh my, he must be an active bunble of joy right now. Kids definitely don't need an energy drink to wear their parents out. Maybe a warm bath and some warm milk may do the trick.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Finally he is asleep - that took another 50 minutes before he started snoring. Thanks Rozie, I did try the warm milk and that sort of calmed him down but he was non stop chitter chatter LOL too funny!
@soccermom (3200)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Don't go for the hot chocolate. I know my 4 year old would think of it as a treat, and act like that every night (energy drink or not) just to get it! LOL You're best bet would be to remove all the stimulants around him. Dim the lights, put on quiet music or a boring TV show and just relax. Let him lay in your lap and rub his temples or his tummy, any light rhythmic movements would work. That's what we do when our kids are overstimulated and it works everytime. GOOD LUCK!!
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Great idea soccermom. I'm off to do that now, I might also try a nice warm milk as the other two have suggested and settle down with him for the night. I hope I am not going to be up for long though, I am already starting to yawn. Thanks again!
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@Gemmygirl1 (2871)
• Australia
16 Jul 07
yep, i'd go with milo or just warm milk on it's own! I'm not sure what the other person was going on about but if you're concerned, just read the packaging :) it'll tell you whether or not there's caffeine in there or not! If you aren't sure, just try a bottle of warm milk, my daughter loves plain milk on it's own so i never have any trouble getting her to have a bottle of just plain milk! I think it'll settle him, or at least fill him up enough to get tired. Either that, or you could just try to wear him out by playing etc, depending on how long you plan on staying up for! Good luck :)
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Thanks Gemmygirl, warm milk sounds good and I'll go and sit with him or play until he has had enough. I don't plan on staying up for too long though, I'm starting to yawn myself LOL thanks again!
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@mummymo (23709)
16 Jul 07
Oh my goodness maddysmommy I feel for you! Kids are hyper enough and bed time can be a nightmare! But with an energy drink inside them? #shudders# I woulod be careful - make sure he takes plenty of fluids for the next day or so and beware - he may be VERY grouchy as he comes down! xxx
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Yup it did take a while to settle him down after taking a warm cup of milk. We both were very tired today and actually he wasn't very grouchy at all. I will be careful - he can be quite sneaky my little lad.
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@mummymo (23709)
16 Jul 07
I am glad that your son calmed down eventually and that he did not end up being grouchy the next morning! It doesn't matter how careful you are kids can get to anything they really want to as my Niamh made me realise yet again last week when she managed to get to the razors and as she had no hair on her legs shaved rather a lot of skin off instead! They are out of her reach and she has always known they are dangerous and wouldn't go near them - I knew I shouldn't have bought thise pink razors! xxx
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Oh no, that must of hurt, poor thing. Yup I have to be more watchful and careful at the same time. He gets into a lot of things and now I need to put them up high or way out of reach. I was tidying up the rooms and putting a load of washing in as well as running about and had not realised my drink was almost gone, until I sat down and went to take a drink and it was almost gone. Not his fault but my own.
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
17 Jul 07
Hi maddysmommy i see this was made 21 hours ago and from your comments he has settled down now.Just be more careful ok dont want any harm done to your son.Take care. disvachic
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
17 Jul 07
Yup I have to be a lot more careful as I had not realised that energy drinks could of harmed him. Thanks disvachic!
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
17 Jul 07
you're welcome:)
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• Philippines
17 Jul 07
I think a warm glass of milk would be better. Just anything with out stimulants or caffeine. I hope he would be abe to recognize what he drank and he would be able and willing to avoid it next time. Poor boy and poor mom.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
17 Jul 07
I didn't know that hot chocolate or cocoa or even milo has caffeine in it. We were always given hot milos to drink before we went to bed when I was younger, and it actually worked. I'll have to remember not to do that anymore. Oh boy were we both tired today though.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Yeah, I think warm milk would be good. I drink hot cocoa when i can't sleep but someone mentioned it had caffeine so maybe just warm milk.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Yes I do too sometimes, a hot cup of milo and that often makes me sleep. I did give him some warm milk and just waited it out. He eventually calmed down and we both fell asleep. I am very tired today though and yet he is back to his normal self.
@TerryZ (22085)
• United States
16 Jul 07
OMG! Well its now monday and I hope you got him settled down. What happened? And what did you do to settle him down?
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
16 Jul 07
He was just really hyper and jumping around all over the place. I let him wear himself out then used the advice the others gave and gave him a warm glass of milk. Eventually he settled and fell asleep. We are both tired today though.
@charms88 (7545)
• Philippines
16 Jul 07
Hello maddy. I hope your son is sleeping by now. I'm not sure about Milo though since it is also an energy fortified drink. What about a glass of milk. I heard from a lot of people that this help put them to sleep better. Sorry can't be much help here. :)
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Hi Charms it did take a while to put him to bed but not long after a warm glass of milk he settled.
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
16 Jul 07
wow kids are already hyper usually without energy drinks! i can't imagine what you must have had to cope with. wonder why they seem to have boundless energy... i'm not sure what an antidote to an energy drink is... usually as adults we'll just try to calm ourselves down and close our eyes to let the effect wear off, but it's gonna be harder for a little one. i expend quite a lot of energy mylotting, so maybe it's time to introduce him to mylot!
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
16 Jul 07
It took a while to calm him down but eventually he did settle. I gave him a warm cup of milk and slowly but surely he fell asleep. We had a late start this morning though.
@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
16 Jul 07
Hello Maddysmom! As you already know my son too can be a handful at times even without the energy drinks…lol.. CHOCOLATE milk is defiantly not the way to go with this, yes, warm milk would be good but I usually take my son outside and play baseball, basketball or any kind of activity that can keep him excited and occupied for at least an hour. After words we get inside and I give him a glass of cold milk and a snack and send him into the bath. If I am lucky he will get out and sit in front of the television for a while before falling asleep…lol…when he wakes up he is usually still a little tired and just plays in his room. It is okay to let him loose and run around at least for a while, so that he can release some of the energy he gained from the energy drink. I hope this helps you, and don’t be too hard on yourself we all can’t keep an eye on our little ones 24/7, he will be okay as long as he let’s out all that energy.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Yup warm milk helped somewhat and now he is fast asleep. It did take me another 50 minutes or so to put him to sleep though. We played a couple rounds of "go fish" and then read some books. I was the one yawning while he was still talking to me LOL I know not to leave my energy drinks out again. Thanks liyan for responding.