what kind of meds can i give my 2month old before his shots???
Brittany - posted on 04/01/2011
You can give tylenol or acetaminophen. I usually buy store brands 1) because they're cheaper, and 2) because there have been quite a few incidents where infants tylenol was recalled in the 2 years I've had my son. Also, from what I've been reading lately they don't suggest you give anything before hand because, I guess, they're more effective or something if your child runs a fever and you're only supposed to give tylenol when the fever gets high or when your child is having discomfort from the shots. It also helps after the shots if (once the band aids come off) you use a cold compress, it also helps to massage the area and make sure you keep his legs moving. Good luck!
Hope - posted on 04/01/2011
Baby Tylenol with some breast milk/formula to drink seems to be the only thing to give for shots. It helps out for my 10 month old ever since he got his shots to help reduce fever and pain killer. About half an hour before the shots help. Good luck. :)
Kandy - posted on 03/31/2011
Just a note: they do not recommend Motrin/Advil/ Ibuprofen for a child under six months of age. If anything we were to use Tylenol/ Acetaminophen. If you have any questions call your pediatrician's office and they can let you know proper dosage.
Karen - posted on 03/30/2011
@ suzie - some drs (like mine) recommend tylenol before the needles so they don't feel so much of the jab...and some of the vaccines have a bit of a burning sensation as they're being injected - tylenol will help relieve that feeling for them.
Karen - posted on 03/29/2011
you can give tylenol, but before you do call your dr to get the proper dose...honestly though, at 2 months my son didn't even flinch for them, it was the 6 month ones where he started needing something for them. you can even find out if your baby can use emla patches - they numb the skin for needles (you do need to check on these though because i'm not sure how young they can use them. we've been using them since 12 months but that's just when i first heard of them)
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