Alternating motrin and tylenol for teething
If you ask the pharmacist about giving ibuprofen to a baby or toddler they will often try to talk you into giving acetaminophen instead. Alternating them means give a dose of Motrin and if, in hours you feel he needs more, give a dose of Tylenol. Created by Milia Last post 7 months ago. In other words, is there documented physical harm to the child's organs or something? For example, a baby with stomach problems you tend to use tylenol instead of ibuprofen.
Sometimes twice a night.
The most important thing is to give correct doses and follow the recommended schedule. Not sure if I'm reading this correctly but nothing should be given every two hours.
Teething lasts longer than most things excluding chronic pain but it only lasts a few months, and it's on and off. I am doing the same thing with our 10 mth old. If you decide to alternate the 2, you need to talk to your pediatrician and find out the proper schedule. All are correct but weight of your baby is a very important factor, I would call the pediatrician to give you the exact dosage amount they determine through a calculation of their weight as if they're under two years you need to not refer to their dosage chart on medicine bottle.
Created by tessbaby1 Last post 3 months ago. I used it for my kids. It sometimes can cause stomach upset, do not use if your child has stomach ulcers. We give tylenol for teething pain, but sparingly. View all 4 comments Add your Comment. He's two and weighs 26 lbs. I'm sorry I'm so dense. So I wasn't sure if it was the motrin or what. Don't give it every two hours.
Do what you need to do, especially if you're only giving it at night, unless the doctor gives an explicit reason not to do so. Acetaminophen does not have theses two effects. Did your dr think that the fever was from teething? The milligram amount you are giving is the same, you are just giving it in a different sized syringe. My doctor said I could alternate Tylenol with Motrin for my child, but I am not sure what he means.