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Nyquil for a 5 year old.

Posted by on Apr. 3, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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I was wondering if any of you ladie s have given your 5 year olds Nyquil and if so what dose? Thanks ladies.
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melisawoosley
by on Apr. 3, 2011 at 9:00 PM
Mm no. I dont think ive ever seen any thats age appropriate
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BlkWingedAngel
by on Apr. 3, 2011 at 9:02 PM
Adult Nyquil says for children 4-12 ask a Dr.

Quoting melisawoosley:

Mm no. I dont think ive ever seen any thats age appropriate
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frndlyfn
by Silver Member on Apr. 3, 2011 at 9:03 PM

you can call and ask a pharmacist...... For DD when she has the cold/flu symptoms we use dimetapp or triaminic.

WesAndNicksMom
by on Apr. 3, 2011 at 9:05 PM
Mine says children 6-12 one tablespoon. I wouldn't give it to a 4yo.
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WesAndNicksMom
by on Apr. 3, 2011 at 9:06 PM
Mine is CVS brand btw


Quoting WesAndNicksMom:

Mine says children 6-12 one tablespoon. I wouldn't give it to a 4yo.

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TheBabyFactory4
by Catherine on Apr. 3, 2011 at 9:07 PM

i wouldnt feel comfortable giving it to my kids

MissLoveLyfe
by on Apr. 3, 2011 at 9:08 PM

This.

Quoting TheBabyFactory4:

i wouldnt feel comfortable giving it to my kids


mommykat613
by on Apr. 3, 2011 at 9:10 PM

I would also say to ask the pharmacist.  Although, my opinion is not to give something with a sleep aid to a child that small, I think it can be really dangerous. Our pharmacist says that the dosing is just too tricky with things like that.  What symptoms are you trying to control?  If it's fever/aches and cough maybe a seperate cough medicine(we like mucinex for kids) and some ibuprofen or acetaminophen would work for you without the risks.   

rpowers12
by on Apr. 3, 2011 at 9:12 PM

You are never supposed to give nyquil to children especially that young. You should never administer medications to your children without dr consent anyways what works for one 5 year old wouldn't work for the next it is based on size.

jaisgirl
by on Apr. 3, 2011 at 9:12 PM
My son is eight and I give him one capsule if he needs it. So its half the adult dosage is what I do.
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