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for teething...motrin or tylenol?

and how often...i know one is every 4 hrs and one every 6 hrs but i mean is it ok to give about once every day??? im going to look for some teething tablets too but its ok to give either motrin or tylenol once or twice a day right? she is 3 1/2 mos old......she HATES anything cold so things like that dont work...


Asked by Anonymous at 12:14 PM on Oct. 26, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (16)
  • Motrin is a lifesaver when it's really bad!

    Answer by fireeyes81 at 12:30 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • I would try orajel. She's kind of young for tylenol, ask your doc.

    Answer by Shanna84 at 12:15 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Tylenol never really worked for my son, but I'd give him a dose of Motrin at night whenever he had a really hard time with it, and it helped a lot... It definitely helped him sleep better.

    Answer by Anouck at 12:15 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Didnt they take those products off the shelf? You might want to call her doctor.

    Answer by nicjon at 12:16 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • I should add, it's actually for babies older than 4 months, so you'll definitely want to check with your doctor first....

    Answer by Anouck at 12:16 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Take and get ome teething tablets at walmart they work wonders! It doesnt have meds in it so they're completely safe!

    Answer by mfour42 at 12:20 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • call your dr, I am pretty sure most don't reccomend motrin until at least 6 months...and he may not want you to use tylenol either. good luck momma

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 12:20 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • wow! she IS teething early! it would be oksy to give it to her once a day- I would just switch between the two (alternate). but also if you can find ANYTHING else that she will teeth on that would be optimal! Like even a partially frozen bannana slices or peaches- something that would taste good enough she would like it. Also things like teething buiscuts (they sell them at wal-mart). I also agree with Shanna84: about the baby orajel, they also make a baby abmbesol if I remember correctly. Also both of my girls LOVED the vibrating teether toys sold at wal-mart (probably some other stores too) The one we got looked like a corn cob- but they make many styles (it was rubber and when they bite down it vibrates). GL momma!

    Answer by hotrodmomma at 12:20 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • im the OP.....doc said tylenol was fine at her 2 month appt...NICJON--there were recalls but thats over with now....

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:21 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • OP: thanks hotrodmomma!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:23 PM on Oct. 26, 2010