Baby Motrin is not okay for babies under 6 mo. and alcohol can seep into baby's blood stream through the skin so be careful how much you use, if any. As for the fever, don't worry too much about it. The tylenol will help bring it down or at least keep it at a good range and help your baby feel more comfortable, but don't over do it - too much tylenol is not good for baby's liver. A spiking fever is about the only type of fever that will cause any real damage (convulsions, brain damage, etc.) and if it spikes, it'll be too late to do anything about it. A slowly increasing fever won't cause any damage unless it gets into very seriously high numbers. Once baby is 6 mo. or older, you can alternate between motrin and tylenol (overlapping effective periods by about an hour) so that the fever reducer never wears off. At 2 mo. though, tylenol is the best you can do.
at 2:08 AM on Jun. 10, 2009