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I can’t think of one Mom who would disagree when I say, nothing feels worse that when your child is sick. We do everything we can to take care of them but, it still breaks our hearts to see them so miserable. Sure, we all have those days when they are running around screaming and driving us crazy, however, we want those days over sick days every time. There is something about seeing your child smile that warms the heart.
For over 11 years, I have always given the boys TYLENOL® for fevers to make them feel a little more comfortable. It’s used by Moms and recommended by pediatricians! Children’s and Infants’ TYLENOL® is also gentle on the little tummy’s too. I know that most people break out the TYLENOL® when a fever hits but did you know it’s also great to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, headache, sore throat and toothache?
Do you have a little one who is allergic to aspirin? Infants’ TYLENOL® can be used for infants who are allergic to aspirin or have the flu or chicken pox! You can start using Infants’ TYLENOL® on your wee one at two years old. If your child is under two years of age you should talk to your pediatrician about individual dosing for your baby. Kids over the age of two can also take Children’s TYLENOL®.
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As Mom’s, we know how important it is that we keep up to date on all of the changes happening with children’s medicines these days. Everything from whats available over the counter to recalls. Tylenol is making some changes to their concentration, dosage and packaging. Some of these I wish they had done when my boys were much younger.
Concentration – Infants’ Tylenol will now have the same concentration of the active ingredient, acetaminophen, as Children’s Tylenol, which will standardize dosing across the products and age groups.
Dosage Methods and Packaging – When Infants’ Tylenol returns to store shelves as early as this upcoming cold and flu season, the products will continue to include specially designed dosing devices appropriate to the age of the child.
Infants’ Tylenol will include SimpleMeasure, a new, enhanced bottle with a protective opening and push-in syringe designed to:
- Provide even more accurate dosing and easier administration to infants
- Allow for better control when dispensing with fewer spills
- Further reduce the risk of children getting to the medicine in the bottle
Children’s Tylenol bottles will also have a protective opening that will make it more difficult for children to get into the bottles.
There may be a time period when more than one concentration of infants’ acetaminophen products will be available in stores, and parents and caregivers might have both in their medicine cabinets. Caregivers should always read and follow the dosing directions on the package they are using.
Parents and caregivers should contact their child’s health care provider if they have questions about dosing instructions.
You can find more information on the TYLENOL Products Update Page.
Helpful Tips for Giving Medicines to Infants and Children:
Simply remember to N.U.R.S.E. when giving your children medicine.
Never give adult medicines to children.
Use the measuring device (syringe, dropper, dosage cup) that comes with the medicine every time you use it. Don’t use kitchen spoons (teaspoons or tablespoons).
Read and follow instructions on the label. Never give more than the recommended dose and do not give the medication more frequently than recommended.
Store all medicines out of the reach of children. Immediately following use, always restore the child resistant cap and put the medicine back into a high and out of sight location.
Every child grows. Know the infant’s or child’s weight and/or age to help determine the appropriate dosage.
Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a blog tour by Mom Centra on behalf of Tylenol. I received information and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.