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Monday, November 23, 2009

Tip for Moms on cold medicines

Because it is that time of year when colds and coughs seem to spring up Parents newsletter created a very useful post and I would love to share it with you my readers.

  • while you can give your child a dose every 4 to 6 hours you should not exceed 5 doses daily
  • babies under 3 months should first be seen by the doctor before any medication is given
  • reading the label is important
  • always use the dropper that comes with the medicine if possible this can help make sure the proper dosage is given each time
  • When to call the doctor for a fever? For babies under 3 months, call for a temperature of 100.4 F. or higher; for babies 3 to 6 months, call for 101 F. or higher; for babies older than 6 months, call for 103 F. or higher, or if your child seems fussy, lethargic, or dehydrated, or has any other symptoms that concern you

This link also offers proper amounts your child should be taking

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