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Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
Pain??: How old is the baby and what type of pain? Your baby's doctor would be the best resource for you because your child may need a medical evaluation. Pediatricians won't treat pain without addressing a cause. The cause of pain is important to know. Colic? Ear infection? Something more serious? ...Read more
No: It's best to avoid OTC cold medicines as they may have bad side effects in young children. In addition, many of them do not seem to work well in young babies anyway so it's not worth taking any risks. Try saline nasal spray and a cool-mist humidifier instead. Upright positioning while sleeping may also be beneficial. Tlc and lots of fluids go a long way as well! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unnecessary : 50 years ago infants were fed solids early & frequently to make up for deficiencies in the evaporated milk formulas moms made at home. Today early feeds are an antiquated practice & do not add to the child's nutrition. Today solids are viewed as a tutorial to transition baby to the table. Starting at 6m as the tongue thrust fades & baby begins to sit is early enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Botulism: Honey and corn syrup can contain a bacteria called clostridium botulinum. This isn't a problem for adults but c. Botulinum spores can germinate inside the baby's intestines and produce a toxin. The symptoms of infant botulism are constipation, poor eating, weakness, a weak cry and can progress to difficulty breathing. That's why kids under the age of 12 months shouldn't eat honey. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Pacifiers do actually pacify infants & there is some data suggesting they help decrease risk of crib death when used as a sleep aid. That said, baby can develop a habit of needing it so much at night they wake you up crying until you find it and reinsert it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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