When can i give my daughter pedialyte or infants tylenol?

April - posted on 10/07/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 1 month old today and i was just wondering at what age can i start giving her pedialyte and infants tylenol?

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Jules - posted on 10/07/2009

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Just give her children's panadol, it can be taken from 1 month old. I think it's called somthing else where you are. I'm an aussie n my husband has just informed me that it might not be called children's panadol where you are. You can get it from any chemist n it has the dosages on the bottle. I've been using it since my 8 year old was a baby. But you can't use it with other medications unless you've spoken to a doctor. :)

August - posted on 10/07/2009

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You definitely should discuss giving your daughter anything with your pediatrician. It can be detrimental to the long term health of your baby to be dosing her with anything at this young age and besides that her weight can change the dosage amount drastically as well. Please talk to your doctor before straying from breastmilk or formula!!!

Anna - posted on 10/07/2009

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You have to be really careful about getting the dosage right - with any medicine of course - for young children as it can easily damage their livers. You should really ask your doctor what medicine is best and get a chart that shows the right dosage for her exact weight. There was a recent study that showed paracetamol given to children in their first year was linked to increased rates of asthma and allergy. Other painkillers such as aspirin are also dangerous for children. It's best to avoid medicines for little babies unless there's a really good reason to give it, such as fever. There are other safer remedies, depending on what is wrong with her.

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