Mum Sedates Her Children On Flights

By July 23, 2018
Mum Sedates Her Children On Flights Which Conversation UK

Shona Sibary, a British journalist has caused controversy, on the UK "This Morning" show, by admitting she gives her children Phenergan Elixir on long haul flights to keep them calm and quiet.

Shona explained that she gives her children the mild sedative to help them to sleep through the flights.

Dr Ranj Singh explained the potential risks of using this medication to sedate a child. " "You are relying on what is essentially a side effect of a medication which could be unpredictable, and surely there will be people saying don't go on that extra long-haul flight".

Shona defended her actions claiming that she was not being selfish for keeping her children quiet and was acting in the best interest of the passengers around her.

"I just don't think it is fair when somebody else who has paid an absolute fortune for an economy flight seat why should they put up with a screaming child for 15 hours"

Viewers took to social media in their droves to blast the mother for being "irresponsible" and "selfish".

Phenergan is used to treat allergy symptoms such as itching, runny nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, hives, and itchy skin rashes. Phenergan also prevents motion sickness and treats nausea and vomiting or pain after surgery. It is also used as a sedative or sleep aid.

Reference:
Coroner, Natalie "Mum slammed for sedating her kids on flights", LifeStyle, NZ Herald, 23 July 2018.