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Bad teething days

I have gave my son motrin before cause it’s meant for his age. He’s 8 months. For infants Tylenol it says 2-3 years. I’ve seen dosages I’m just a little scared to try it. Are these dosages right? Mine is 160mg per 5mL

  • Anonymous
    Sep 28, 2018

    Yep, that’s what I go off of! Motrin works better for us, but those numbers look good to me :) looks like the chart we got from my peds office

  • Amanda
    Sep 28, 2018

    Thank you! It’s the first teeth coming and I think he might be getting both. It’s been a rough few days. He’s been clingy, only wanting bottles. Not sure if that’s signs. But I think I can see white outlines on the front of his gums... When alternating medicine do you know the time difference?

  • Kerry
    Sep 28, 2018

    They are what im using too. My little one is teething bad too :-( i get the childrens tylenol as its the same as infants but bigger bottles. We use 2.5ml atm

  • Kerry
    Sep 28, 2018

    Also my little one either drops milk or wants just milk its varied as hes cut a tooth and i believe top ones are coming in

  • Amanda
    Sep 28, 2018

    I’ll have to keep that in mind when I have to get more. The infant bottles are pretty small. I try not to give him, but some days you can tell he’s hurting

  • Kerry
    Sep 28, 2018

    To get the kids its in the pharmacy section not baby section. Yeah mines been bad too i give when needed atm its been more constant.

  • Amanda
    Sep 28, 2018

    How much does your little one weigh? Is it about the weight limit for Tylenol?

  • Kerry
    Sep 28, 2018

    Hes small about 14lb almost 8 months was a preemie. Yes its more important by weight than age. Also just check the bottles when you get them all seem to be 160mg in 5ml

  • Talor
    Sep 28, 2018

    As a parent and a pharmacy tech myself I can say 100% go by this we hand them out at our pharmacy! If you ever have any wonder or can’t remember what does always go by weight! Children’s dosages are based on weight not age even though ages are listed a lot

  • Amanda
    Sep 28, 2018

    Thank you guys so much!

  • Xandi
    Sep 28, 2018

    My daughter is 3 months and her doctor said 2 ml of children’s Tylenol

  • Anonymous
    Sep 28, 2018

    I know it’s a bit late, but FWIW meds should not be taken as a newborn. First couple months. My son had a fever at 4 weeks and went to the ER, they told us he was too young for medicine but they’d monitor him. As for your kiddo, def old enough for Tylenol, it’s safe at that age and great for teething. Hope it works for him! Oh- if you alternate keep 3 hours between.

  • Lauren
    Sep 28, 2018

    I’ve used infant Tylenol since our son was 6 months. Never have had any issues with it and used the same picture that you have.

  • Shauna
    Sep 28, 2018

    I used Tylenol for both of my babies at their vaccinations. It’s a very small amount you can give based on weight, but the doctor will share the dosing with you. Motrin has to wait until at least 6 months. Hang in there with the teething!

  • Amanda
    Sep 28, 2018

    Does anyone know which one is stronger? Tylenol or ibuprofen Tylenol dosage for 22 lbs is 3.75 mL while for ibuprofen it is 1.875mL. Why is Tylenol about 2mL more?

  • Kerry
    Sep 28, 2018

    Its cause tylenol is pain reliever and ibuprofen is anti inflammatory. Ibuprofen lasts longer because its a different type of medicine. Some people find one works better than the other it depends on each child really. Also each mg per ml is probably different.

  • Anonymous
    Sep 29, 2018

    Ibuprofen is better for teething, since it brings down swelling and relieves pain. You should need to alternate between. If you want to, I’d check with doctor first since that’s a lot of meds for a little body.