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HELP! How to administer Tylenol to 4mo?!

Every. Single. Time. We’ve tried the best we can to shoot it into her mouth so she swallows but she spits it out and is always in hysterics. I’ve read about putting medicine in the pacifier but she doesn’t take a pacifier. She’s in agony from teething, and lord help us when she gets her first fever and we need to give her medicine. How do you all manage it?! I don’t think we can mix it with her formula??

  • Selene
    Sep 02, 2018

    I used to put it in a bottle with 1 oz of water

  • Amy
    Sep 02, 2018

    They have Tylenol suppositories in the drug store for infants. This is the easiest way to ensure your baby is getting the full amount.

  • Savvi
    Sep 02, 2018

    Tylenol is actually really horrifically bad for any human being. Maybe try something more holistic.

  • Samantha
    Sep 02, 2018

    A nurse taught me how to give medication and my daughter who used to spit everything out does great now. I just lay her down either in my lap or on the couch or whatever works in the moment I usually lay her down on my bed and I take the syringe and put the tip up to her mouth and give her a second to realize what’s about to happen LOL but then I put it on the corner of her mouth and squirt into her cheek a very small amount and wait for her to finish moving it around and swallowing and it just continue until it’s all gone and now she rarely ever spits anything out the nurse told me if you put the medicine into the cheek area it’s harder for them to spit out she also said we could try squirting a little medicine into the back corner of her mouth but the cheek worked for us good luck!!

  • Kerry
    Sep 02, 2018

    Ive put it in the nipple from a bottle before. He would suck it like it was an actual bottle

  • Samantha
    Sep 02, 2018

    I’d like to add that yes she does turn her head away from at times I usually just put a pillow on one side of her or something which usually stops her from turning or I make it a game by saying “oh my goodness silly girl” and give her a moment to play her game and then she stops wiggling around long enough to get a little bit in her mouth and she usually doesn’t move the rest of the time It’s very rare my SO has to help hold her down

  • Anonymous
    Sep 02, 2018

    There was a non blinded, qualitative study done on Tylenol that showed it was bad. It was the most ridiculous study ever but the guy who wrote “The Vaccine Friendly Plan” quotes the study suggesting that Tylenol causes autism in children and it was truly ridiculous. When my daughter was that little, it was nearly impossible to give her any kind of medication. I could *sometimes* get her to take it mixed with my breastmilk or formula through a bottle but it was rare. Thank goodness we didn’t have to do it many times!!! If your baby will drink bottles, you can try diluting it in formula or milk. If she’s really sleepy she will probably take it. Just don’t dilute it too much because then you have to get her to drink it all in order to get the full dose. The good (and bad!) News is that even with a concerted effort not to expose your kids to sweets, the time will come (all too quickly) when they will readily swallow the sweet medicine:(. Good luck, mama!!

  • Haley
    Sep 02, 2018

    Feverall (spelling?) It's a Tylenol suppository. We had to use it for our baby because she would always vomit up the Tylenol because of the strong flavor.

  • Mimi
    Sep 02, 2018

    The only way I can give my son medicine is using suppositories. He will vomit any other medicine given by syringe. Walgreens has acetaminophen suppositories and they've been a game changer for us. You know for sure they get the full dose, they'll complain a little but won't vomit, and they work faster than any other oral medication.

  • Amy
    Sep 02, 2018

    In a bottle!

  • Sarah
    Sep 02, 2018

    I had no idea they made Tylenol suppositories — definitely will look into those if we continue to be defeated with the syringe!

  • Kristina
    Sep 02, 2018

    Fridababy MediFrida The Accu-Dose Pacifier Baby Medicine Dispenser https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073XVXQ6R/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_SUjJBbHC1WB70 I've never tried one of these myself, but if your baby takes a pacifier, it seems like it would work really well!

  • Alicia
    Sep 02, 2018

    My daughter is great at spitting out medicine as well. If I use the syringe to shoot it at the inside of her cheek she usually can't get her tongue behind it to spit it out. Good luck mama!

  • Afroze
    Sep 03, 2018

    For teething use the baby Orajel instead.

  • Sarah
    Sep 03, 2018

    She doesn’t take a pacifier (hardcore thumb sucker!) so can’t do that — I think we’re going to try doing a little bit at a time into the cheek with a few sips of her bottle in between instead of one big squirt to see if that works better. If not I now know about the suppositories, so thank you!!

  • Jessica
    Sep 03, 2018

    In addition to the strategy of dispensing very small squirts until it’s all gone, we’ve had success with letting our girls holding (while we also hold) the dispenser. They seem to respond well to having control of the situation, and within a minute usually guide it to their mouths. We also use distraction—toys, tongue clicking, singing, or even baby videos on our phone if we’re desperate.

  • Tori
    Sep 03, 2018

    A nurse showed me a trick with my daughter. Stick your finger in the side of her mouth when you put the medicine in, do little bits at a time. It forces them to swallow.

  • Jade
    Sep 03, 2018

    We had tried the little bit in the cheek method- didnt work. Tried the all at once while blowing her face- still spit it out. We eventually just let the syringe rest in her mouth and she eventually got used to the taste and started sucking so then we would slowly release it in.

  • Andrea
    Sep 03, 2018

    Put a pacifier in after a little squirt of Tylenol. She will be 'forced' to swallow it

  • Sandra
    Sep 03, 2018

    I put in the bottle of milk