How Often To Give Medicine For Teething

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Leahp - March 27

Hey ladies, I was just curious how often you give tylenol or Motrin while your baby is teething, my hubby and I didn't get much sleep at all over the weekend and she's definitely been showing signs of teething but I don't want to be overmedicating her, so how long should I continue to give her motrin, we did it last night and she slept great so I'm thinking she was in some pain over the weekend and maybe the past week.

 

layney - March 27

i only gave it at night before bedtime - during the day she gnawed on cool soothies and cold washrags and stuff. i only gave her the meds to help her sleep. i hear some use the natural dissolving tablets and they say they work well, too - they are non medicated as far as i know.

 

Leahp - March 27

ok, but I was also wondering how long did you give it at bed time, a week or a few days until you noticed teething symptoms calming down, I just don't want to keep giving it to her everynight if it's not always needed.

 

layney - March 27

gotcha - i think we just gave it to her 3 nights - when she started handling the pain better during the day we stopped giving it to her. i guess they get used to the pain, so my doctor says. we just medicated her when she was so bad that all she'd do was fuss.

 

KrisD - March 27

My dh and I struggled with this too.. What is too many nights in a row? Well, we would only give it if we had a really important day the next day, or if he looked like he was in a lot of pain before bed, or if he was exceptionally cranky. For instance, when just one of his cheeks was hot and bright red, we'd give it. Sometimes it would be twice a week, sometimes 3x a week. Then the teeth popped through, and I haven't given it since. You won't give it forever, but I was afraid to give it every night. But a couple nights in a row I'm sure would be fine. It's not like you are giving it every 4 hours....

 

KrisD - March 27

How old is she??

 

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