As moms, we want to do everything for our kids, especially when they are sick. With all the recalls for infant and children medications this past season, it is hard to know what is and isn’t safe to give our sick kids. I have always trusted Tylenol and so has my kids’ doctors. Tylenol has made some changes to make their products safer and easier to use.
The #1 important factor when it comes to giving your child medication is to give them the correct dosage. With Tylenol, you can be sure that you are always giving your child the correct dosage based on their age and/or weight. You can always ask your child’s doctor for the correct dosage for your child as well.
Tylenol is making their products safer and easier to use their ever for the next flu and cold season.
- Tylenol will provide even better dosing accuracy and ease of administration to infants
- Allow for better control when dispensing the medication and reduce spillage
- Further reduce the risk of children being able to get to the medicine in the bottle with enhanced bottles
The new Tylenol products will hit the shelves in time for the next cold and flu season. In the process, there will be some of the old mixed in with the old style products on the shelves. Both are safe and fine to use but all will be eventually switched over to the new and improved enhanced bottles for safer and easier use.
Tylenol recommendations for medicating your children
Tylenol recommends the NURSE acronym.
- Never give adult medicines to children.
- Use the measuring device (syringe, dropper, dosage cup) that comes with the medicine every time you use it. Don’t use kitchen spoons (teaspoons or tablespoons).
- Read and follow instructions on the label. Never give more than the recommended dose and do not give the medication more frequently than recommended.
- Store all medicines out of the reach of children. Immediately following use, always restore the child resistant cap and put the medicine back into a high and out of sight location.
- Every child grows. Know the infant’s or child’s weight and/or age to help determine the appropriate dosage.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Tylenol and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.