My daughter is 14 months can I give her childrens Tylenol or Motrin or do I need to stay using the infant drops? She has a fever and the infant drops aren't doing much. If so, what is the dose I can give her of the childrens?

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Kristine - posted on 08/17/2010

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I'd call your pedi before giving her anything. Dosage depends on weight & your pedi or a pharmacy can tell you how much/how often is safe for her age/weight.

Jennifer - posted on 08/17/2010

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I would check with your doctor. I am assuming you are asking because you can't find any infants version. I was having the same issue. I finally found some infants motrin at Target. You might want to check into that.

Carol - posted on 08/16/2010

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Yes, you can. If she is under 2, check with your pediatrician about the dose.

Amanda - posted on 08/14/2010

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You just need to call the nurse. I gave my daughter before 2 but the doctor gave me different dosages. If not able to talk to the doctor, the pharmacists at Walgreens are pretty awesome about OTC Med dosages for kids.

Lindsay - posted on 08/14/2010

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Dosage really goes by weight more than age. Always double-check with your pediatrician or the nurse at your ped's office. My daughter is 20 months but has been around 28 pounds since she was about 12 months old, so her dosages have been close to 2 year old dosages since then. If the fever persists, definitely talk to the doc! Good luck!

Marlexa - posted on 08/14/2010

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She's not ready for the children's tylenol or motrin. Those are for ages 2 +. Have you tried stacking the tylenol and motrin? When my 11month old recently had her first ear infection, this is what I did to keep the fever down. I gave 1 tsp of motrin every 5 hours and then 1 tsp of tylenol every 4. Works everytime.

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