Melatonin Dosage Chart For Kids

What dose of melatonin is appropriate for children? This is an important question, because there's lots of misinformation disseminated about appropriate melatonin dosages.

The official recommendation is that kids take a starting dose of melatonin of 200 micrograms or 2/10 of one milligram (0.2 mg). Physicians then recommend increasing the dose in 200 microgram increments depending on patience response.

As an example, a 2 teaspoon (10mL) dose of Natrol Melatonin Liquid delivers a dose of 2.5mg melatonin. So you'd need to take just 0.8 mL of Natrol Liquid Melatonin to deliver the appropriate dosage of 0.2 mg.