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How much motrin do I give my 15 month (22 lbs)old? I forget what the doctor told me last time

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amy31308

Asked by amy31308 at 5:48 PM on Jun. 17, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • 1 tsp.
    mommieward

    Answer by mommieward at 7:39 PM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • 1/2 tsp of children's liquid until 24lbs.
    Redroomy

    Answer by Redroomy at 7:46 PM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • 1 tsp
    mama32177

    Answer by mama32177 at 8:51 PM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • what for? Why do you need to give MOtrin?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:55 PM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • I'd give motrin if he needs relief to sleep, but not for temperature. My son gets a 104 temp everytime.



    Pick up "How to Raise a Healthy in Spite of Your Dr", which has great information on fevers:http://http://www.attachmentparentingdoctor.com/fever.html

    Dr. Sears: http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/t082100.asp

    Dr. Sears:
    A fever is not an illness in itself -- it's the symptom of an underlying problem (usually an infection), just as a car's engine light acts as an alarm signal. And not every one is necessarily serious. A higher fever doesn't always indicate a sicker child. Minor viral illnesses may produce a high temperature (104°F to 105°F), while some serious bacterial infections -- like meningitis -- may cause a lower one (101°F to 102°F). Also, a fever that spikes high but subsides quickly is usually less of a worry than a mild fever that doesn't come down easily.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:06 PM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • Concentrated Motrin, 1/2 tsp. Regular strength (for kids 2+) then 1 tsp. I would still prefer Tylenol over Motrin, unless it is for inflamation. Infant Tylenol works wonders also.
    ShawnaLT1

    Answer by ShawnaLT1 at 9:16 PM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • My pedi told me to go by weight, not by age, to get the correct dosage. She okayed motrin before 24 months, but until he was up to the weight on the directions, give half the dosage. On my bottle of childrens Advil that would be 1/2 tsp.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:08 AM on Jun. 18, 2009

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