Three employees were arrested at a suburban Chicago day care center last week after police say they gave a class of toddlers gummy bears with melatonin to calm them down for nap time.
Authorities said they were called to the Kiddie Junction Daycare Center in Des Plaines Friday afternoon for a “suspicious incident.”
There, three teachers admitted to distributing gummy bears with melatonin to children, though the use of the substance had not been approved by parents, police said. The class had 12 children between the ages of 2 and 3, officials said.
“Allegedly, this was done in an effort to calm [the kids] down before nap time,” a release from Des Plaines police read.
CaseClosed2:Melatonin is a man made form of a hormone produced in the brain that helps regulate your sleep and wake cycle. Melatonin has been used in alternative medicine as a likely effective aid in treating insomnia (trouble falling asleep or staying asleep). It is also likely effective in treating sleep disorders in people who are blind.
The moms should reconsider allowing their children to be at this childcare center. If the children were given melatonin, I’d wonder what else they would give them to get the children to fall asleep? Would they give the children weed? Something to think about