and realized that today my answer would change. Prior to today: nope, no way would I consider giving Benadryl when traveling to help "sedate." After today: we will be asking our pedi about this for our flight to CA for Christmas. Today Scott screamed at the top of his lungs for almost the entire duration of one of our flights. He was just so tired, couldn't get comfy, and was melting down. I felt so bad for him--he was trying so hard to sleep but couldn't do it. He finally collapsed into me during the last 10 min of the flight. I really think it would have been better for him (not just us and the rest of the passengers) if he could have had something to help him settle down and sleep. So yep, I'm now a potential official member of the "bad mom" club.