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baby advil ~Carter's mommy~ Due May 6; 1 child; Pennsylvania 203 posts
9th Sep '11

Before you little one went to get their shots did you give them baby advil or something like it? I was wondering if before my son's 2 month doctor apt. I can give him something before he gets his shots. I still have a month before that apt but I just wanted to know.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
9th Sep '11

nope. But I don't unnecessarliy medicate my kid. I would give the baby meds IF there was a reaction or pain after the shot.

He might be totally fine.

Cora was never in pain or anything after her shots.

~Carter's mommy~ Due May 6; 1 child; Pennsylvania 203 posts
9th Sep '11
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" nope. But I don't unnecessarliy medicate my kid. I would give the baby meds IF there was a reaction or ... [snip!] ... was a reaction or pain after the shot. He might be totally fine. Cora was never in pain or anything after her shots."


he is getting the tetanus shot and I just feel bad that it is going to hurt his little arm or leg where ever they give him the shot

Violent Femme 2 kids; Toronto, Ontario 696 posts
9th Sep '11

I never gave my oldest anything beforehand. I did have the bottle of Tempra with me just in case, but never had to use it.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
9th Sep '11
Quoting ~Christina+1~:" he is getting the tetanus shot and I just feel bad that it is going to hurt his little arm or leg where ever they give him the shot"


I'd just wait and see

but this is just me. I never give any mends unless I absolutley HAVE to.

~Carter's mommy~ Due May 6; 1 child; Pennsylvania 203 posts
9th Sep '11
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" I'd just wait and see but this is just me. I never give any mends unless I absolutley HAVE to."


ok thanks

Natalie & Nolan{EBF} 18 kids; Burlington, North Carolina 6851 posts
9th Sep '11

It is actually advised against due to it possibly affecting the shot's efficacy.



Wait until after to minimize interaction between the shot and the pain meds, and only use it if needed(which it often isn't).

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
9th Sep '11

No. It can also give a false reading when they take their temps.



Take it with you and give immediately after the shot or wait and see what happens. I only had to give medicine after vaccination to 2 of my kids...one at 2 months and the other after her school boosters.

~Carter's mommy~ Due May 6; 1 child; Pennsylvania 203 posts
9th Sep '11
Quoting Natalie867:" It is actually advised against due to it possibly affecting the shot's efficacy. Wait until after to ... [snip!] ... Wait until after to minimize interaction between the shot and the pain meds, and only use it if needed(which it often isn't)."

ok thanks

Christina Cabrera Due February 28 (boy); 2 kids; New Jersey 2 posts
9th Sep '11

Don't give him anything well at lest the doctors tell me cause the lil they not suisse to take anything.. But they do give them something so they don't get sick our a fever I know I'm going on my 3rd baby

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
9th Sep '11
Quoting Christina Cabrera:" Don't give him anything well at lest the doctors tell me cause the lil they not suisse to take anything.. ... [snip!] ... suisse to take anything.. But they do give them something so they don't get sick our a fever I know I'm going on my 3rd baby"


huh?

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
9th Sep '11
Quoting Christina Cabrera:" Don't give him anything well at lest the doctors tell me cause the lil they not suisse to take anything.. ... [snip!] ... suisse to take anything.. But they do give them something so they don't get sick our a fever I know I'm going on my 3rd baby"


...No they don't.

Succubus666 2 kids; Ontario 7075 posts
9th Sep '11

I did with my first because my Dr. told me. As for my second nope. The only way I give him that is if he got a fever or some reaction to it. For his 3 month shots he went in, she did a shot in each leg and he cried for about 2 seconds. My two year old was more upset that his brother was getting a needle than the baby was lol.

kris4310 1 child; Vermont 116 posts
9th Sep '11

I have had to give my daughter infant tylenol after but not before in case she doesn't need it. also at 2 months aren't they too young for advil? I may be wrong but I thought just tylenol until a little older.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25225 posts
9th Sep '11

They give shots in babies leg for quite a while. It's not arm until they're MUCH bigger. Bring Tylenol with you and ask about dosage encase he needs some AFTER his shots, most times he'll sleep it off though.