is motrin safe for a 4 month old?

Christina - posted on 08/18/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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tylenol just doesn't seem to be helping when he is in pain and his dr said i could use tylenol or motrin... i bought motrin and read the label and it says allergy alert symptoms as bad as shock, asthma, facial swelling and many more things! i wanted to know if it was common for these things to happen and if motrin helps pain more than tylenol?

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Bonnie - posted on 09/29/2012

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Motrin can work better than Tylenol B/c it has anti-inflammatory action too

Adrienne - posted on 08/18/2009

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I personally didn't start using motrin until my daughter was 6 months. But it isn't going to harm your baby. Also, motrin doesn't necessarily work better, it is just effective longer.

Sara - posted on 08/18/2009

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Make sure it's infant motrin. As long as your doctor says it's okay, you can start off with a half dose and see if he has any reaction. I found that with my son, a half dose of motrin worked for him MUCH better than a full dose of infant Tylenol. I think that the side effects are more common in infants who have parents that have bad reactions to motrin/ibuprofen.

Why is your little one in pain? Poor critter. :(

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Ace - posted on 09/25/2012

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My baby is 4 months and just got her shot and is in so much pain can I give a small amount of baby motrin ease her pain? I just cant bare to see here in pain like this

Sarah - posted on 08/18/2009

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Tylenol doesn't work for my kids either. Motrin always seemed to do the trick!

Sara - posted on 08/18/2009

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Yeah, the immunizations can be horrid. For the teething I found it helpful to give my son a baby-safe mesh feeder with ice cubes in it. Teething tablets from Hylands also helped. Poor little critter. Hope he feels better soon.

Christina - posted on 08/18/2009

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he is teething and just got his 4 month immunization shots so he is in a world of pain... with the teething alone the tylenol and orajel don't seem to be enough! i feel horrible! i haven't found anything that helps....

Sara - posted on 08/18/2009

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(I agree to wait until 6 months if possible, but if your little one is in severe pain, it *is* a more effective pain reliever than infant tylenol.) Is there any other way you can relieve your little one's pain?

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I would say dont use the Motrin untill they are 6moths old. I never used it untill she was 6months old and even then I only used it in and emergency (high High fevers)

Jessica - posted on 08/18/2009

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I had to use it for my daughter at that age after a surgery on her feet. As long as it is infant motrin, and you give the smallest dose, you will be fine.

Jessica - posted on 08/18/2009

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I gave my son motrin acctualy before he was 4 months because he has the flu very bad. Give him the amount you would give of tylenol or a little less if you are worried. but it shouldnt be a big deal for him.

Meredith - posted on 08/18/2009

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I used motrin for my daughter at that age and it didn't seem to bother her.

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