Jet lag and children

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Andrew Tagg. Jet lag and children, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:

We recently covered some of the issues around sedation for transport, both within and outside the hospital. Whilst all of us are afraid of being stuck in front of an irate and agitated toddler for the duration of a long-haul flight, the trouble is not over for the parents when they land on the ground. Many of us have known the pain of having their children wide awake at 3am when all you want to do is sleep.  So is there anything we can do about jet lag in children?