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I was wondering...God for bid I had to give my kids Benadryal in an emergency....

One is 16 months and the other 3 Months...What would the amount be?? my friends son broke out from sheets in his crib....I jut want to know incase..I am a worry ward...Thanks Moms

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Asked by MaMaTreZZa at 9:58 PM on Feb. 12, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • the 3 mo old can't have it

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:01 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Call the pediatrician for the dosage. I have given it to my two year old a lot. She's allergic to a lot of things and it helps relieve her hives. I found the amounts on the internet. I'd double check that though. Don't think I'd give it to a tiny one.

    Answer by Hazelnutkin at 10:04 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • ~*Smiles*~ ask the doctor!!! My 3 and 5 year old were allergic to their own teething, swallowing a lot of drool I guess, and in order to prevent the rash they'd get with each incoming tooth, doctor had me give benadryl... ~*Giggles*~... still makes me laugh, because I'd never even heard of such a thing with my 15 year old year back... hahaha

    The doctor bases it on their weight

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 10:07 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • I'm pretty sure it's only for ages 2+

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:12 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Just ask your pediatrician, I know that the 3 month old can't have it - but my doc told me how much to give my 12 month old when he broke out into a rash.

    Answer by Scuba at 10:12 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Call your pediatrician for the dosage. The consequence of getting it wrong is too severe for you to rely on anyone's opinion over the internet.

    Answer by Olivia4116 at 10:29 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • It's generally based on your child's weight. Ask your pediatrician what he/she recommends.

    Answer by musicpisces at 10:37 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • You can also call the pharmacist at your local pharmacy. They will ask you your children's weight and tell you the correct amount.

    Answer by slw123 at 10:51 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Our pedi's office has a dosage-by-weight chart for common meds (kid's Benadryl and Tylenol/Motrin and infant's Tylenol/Motrin). Call your pedi and ask if they have something like that. Weight matters more than age in little ones.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 10:54 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • ask the pedi. They'll take into consideration the weight of the child and can let you know if it is safe. I give between 1/4 and 1/2 tsp of benadryl to a 14mo / 22lb baby. Ask before dosing though.

    Answer by RentaMom at 10:59 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

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