You would be surprised at how many mothers in this age range (20-30) think it’s OK to drug their babies so they can have what they call “Mommy time” or “grown-up time” in the evening. I used to follow a grandniece in Texas on Twitter, and her evening routine was to put the kids to bed early (7 p.m.) , open a bottle of wine, and tweet all evening. One evening she fell down the stairs while trying to get a reluctant 4-yr. old to go to bed. She broke her own arm in three places.
After that, an intervention took place, and I think (I hope) the drinking and drugging stopped. This girl was a successful insurance executive by day. Besides the wine, she admitted to taking Ambien and being on Effexor.
Re: her girls—she took them to the doctor at least once a month for “colds” and got prescriptions for meds that would help their congestion, etc. Plus she would add doses of Sudafed.
All so she could have her “Mommy Time.”
Maybe Baby Lisa was drugged in a dose her little body couldn’t take, so that Mommy Deb and her girlfriend could sit on the stoop and consume a gallon of boxed wine.
“Mommy Time” ...indeed!
Sudafed isn’t going to put anyone to sleep, tho. It’s a stimulant.