As part of the Mom Central bloggers program, I’m helping spread the news about the recent changes to the Infants’ & Children’s TYLENOL® products,which will be available just in time for the upcoming cold and flu season. I know there’s been a lot of back and forth on these products being recalled and what not due to improper dosage i.e over medication being given to babies and children. And personally I was never a fan of the droppers so I’m glad there’s a change happening!
These recent changes include new enhanced bottle that have a protective opening and push-in syringe feature. This feature will ensure better dosing accuracy and ease of administration to infants not to mention it will allow for better control when dispensing the medication and reduce spillage. This bottle also further reduces the risk of children being able to get to the medicine in the bottle.
Infants’ TYLENOL® will have the same concentration of the active ingredient, acetaminophen, as Children’s TYLENOL®, which will standardize dosing across our products and age groups. And as with any medication, if you aren’t sure about the dosage you should give your child, please remember to contact your children’s pediatrician. This is always a big rule of thumb if your child is under the age of two and possibly weighs less than the required dosage guide. I’ve had to do this with my daughter as she’s three years old but weighs much less than the average child her age does, so it’s always good to check!
Helpful Tips for Giving Medicines to Infants and Children Simply remember to NURSE…
Never give adult medicines to children.
Use the measuring device (syringe, dropper, dosage cup) that comes with the medicine every time you use it. Don’t use kitchen spoons (teaspoons or tablespoons).
Read and follow instructions on the label. Never give more than the recommended dose and do not give the medication more frequently than recommended.
Store all medicines out of the reach of children. Immediately following use, always restore the child resistant cap and put the medicine back into a high and out of sight location.
Every child grows. Know the infant’s or child’s weight and/or age to help determine the appropriate dosage.
“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Tylenol and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”