New & Improved Tylenol – Frugal Novice

New & Improved Tylenol

If you’re a parent of small children, you know how often they can get sick. Our boys both attend a day care – which, while wonderful, unavoidably becomes a stage for kids to share germs.

There’s almost nothing more pitiful than a sick child, especially when they’re too young to really understand what’s going on. We dealt with that earlier, when both C & J caught a stomach bug. C was still too little to really get why he felt so horrible.

It’s wonderful to have access to medicine that can bring down fever and make our boys feel a little better!

Of course, with the use of any medicine on our children comes the concern of safety. TYLENOL has recently made improvements that provide both safety and convenience measures for parents.

Infants’ TYLENOL will be available with a new bottle that has a protective opening and a new push-in syringe. This makes it more difficult for a child to get to the medicine, provides even better dosing accuracy and ease of administration, and allows for better control when dispensing the medcine.

Another change that I really like is that now there will be one concentration of acetaminophen for single-ingredient TYLENOL products for both infants and children. The change is being made to standardize dosing across products and age groups.

It is important to be aware that there will be a time period when both the current and new concentrations of Infants’ acetaminophen products will be available in stores. Be sure to read and follow the dosing directions on the product that is being used. Contact your child’s healthcare provider if you have questions about dosing instructions.

As always, Infants’ and Children’s TYLENOL products will continue to include specially designed dosing devices appropriate to the age of the child.

Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when giving medicine to infants and children. Just remember NURSE:

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 medicine 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.

To find out more information, you can visit the TYLENOL product page.

Note: 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.

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