Should i give tylenol before two month check up? (b/c of the shots)

Melissa - posted on 09/28/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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I was wondering if i should give it before or wait till after?

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Ashley - posted on 10/05/2009

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I was told to give my son some Tylenol about thirty minutes before his shots.

Jessica - posted on 10/04/2009

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Do like a half hr before appt that way it will be working. I've done it for my son & it goes smoother. ALSO you might want to make sure the syringes actually have stuff in them, before you let them poke your kiddo. It's rare that they don't but that happened on my son's 1 yr check up & he ended up having to have an extra poke b/c of it. I wasn't happy & neither was my little angel, I felt so bad for him. :'(

Cynthia - posted on 10/04/2009

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Before my 2 month check up they specifically told me not to give her any fever reducing meds. Im guessing it is because the swine flu has jumped so they want to know any sign of a fever asap so they can test and treat asap but thats just a guess i didnt ask them.

Molly - posted on 10/04/2009

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yes!! it helps the babies with the pain of the shots afterwards and also if they get a fever which my son always did then it will go down right away or it just wont happen cuz you already have the tylonol in her

JACQUIE - posted on 10/04/2009

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I always give it 1/2 hour before. The dr always says to to relax them and take the edge off. It seems to work

Nicole - posted on 10/01/2009

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At that age I would definitely wait until after and not even give it unless baby seems distressed. Also, check on the tylenol website for the recent recall on infants' and childrens' tylenol!

Brittany - posted on 09/28/2009

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When I made my daughters 2mth check up the Dr. told me to give her a does of Baby Tylenol 1 hour before coming for her shots.

Artiesa - posted on 09/28/2009

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it is completely up to you, the first two appointments requiring shots i gave my son tylenol afterwards, but at his 6 month checkup i gave him tylenol after the nurse took height/weight/temp, and before he saw the doc because of the way he had reacted to his shots previously.

Allison - posted on 09/28/2009

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they gave my oldest son tylenol right before we left the hospital from his circ. so if the dr does it then i say its ok, plus it really helps them, i usually give it 20 mins before they are going in so it kicks in right as they get their shots, its the motrin they shouldnt have until they are 6 months. good luck with the shots!!

Heather - posted on 09/28/2009

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It is really up to you and your best judgement. Most babies will have a slight fever as a result to getting shots and giving them tylenol right before they get the shots can prevent this and make it much easier on you a baby with a fever can be very irritable and hard to manage. But, you can always wait to see if your baby even gets a fever and then give it to them. One dose of infant tylenol will not harm your baby, so it merely your preference.

Jami - posted on 09/28/2009

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I feel lucky to have my mom as a nurse! I am in nursing school currently myself and I am so proud! I am lucky to have my own temp reading thing at home and can check the temp of my baby before we go to the doctor. I would definitely give it before and if you do, you should do it 30 minutes BEFORE.

MaryTheresa - posted on 09/28/2009

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Absolutely. I always give my daughter tylenol 1/2 hour before she's due for an appointment that requires shots.

Desiree - posted on 09/28/2009

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I didn't give my baby any unless she got a fever from the shots. And as for pain, I would be the worried mom and flinch and make a face when she got the shot and then my baby would cry, but when my husband would take her, he would look away and she never cried with him. It depends on how you feel if you want to give it to them or not.

Katie - posted on 09/28/2009

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definately wait... the nurse should tell you when you should give him/her any. You only really need to if they get a temperature.

Jessica - posted on 09/28/2009

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i would give it after her shots along with a feeding/bottle. The nurse will check her temp. before she sees the doc. so a fever reducer would be most appropriate afterwards....You need an accurate temp reading at her doctors visit. If she seems to take the shots well and does not get an elevated temp. there really isn't much of a reason to medicate her unless she is really cranky.

Tisha - posted on 09/28/2009

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Hey Melissa I always have given my boys tylenol before there shots if it is just 2 months you only want to give 0.4mls but it does help it just relaxes them a little more. I hope this helps. Tisha

Jessica - posted on 09/28/2009

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Giving the baby tylenol before the shots will help him/her during the actual shots. Call your doc's office if you aren't sure about doseages. But I have also heard of some offices givin some sort of cream that is applied to the babys leg where the injection will be, and it some what numbs the site.

T_cjones108 - posted on 09/28/2009

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there has been a recall on a bunch of baby tylenol! i would check out their website!

Lisamarie81m - posted on 09/28/2009

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Welll I dont know whether you should or not but I almost always did, my mom always told me to give it before. If you plan on giving it anyway I dont see the harm in giving it on the way to the doctors that way it will be in their system by the time they get the shot.

your decision to make

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