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cold medicine for a 3 year old I ♥ my girls! Colorado 5967 posts
19th Feb '12

What is the best for her?I haven't bought her any before because of her age but I know there are some that she can have now. She is telling me her head hurts, her throat hurts and she is sneezing every where. So the best one?



Please do NOT turn this into drama.

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
19th Feb '12

Why would this turn to drama? lol



I think most cold meds are dosed for kids 4 & up. My son is 3-1/2 and the last time he was sick I bought pedia care for cold & cough and it helped with his awful cough. It was dosed for ages 4 & up but the pediatrician said it was fine since he is 41 lbs.

ExhaustedMommy 4 kids; Summerfield, Florida 1396 posts
19th Feb '12

i give my 3 year old triaminic cough and cold they also have allergy if it seems more of an allergy thing.

Mother of One plus One 2 kids; Ware Shoals, South Carolina 4418 posts
19th Feb '12

Most are for kids 6 and up. But walgreens has some for 2 and up.




Other than that. You can use the dimetap or childrens robitussin CF. Just call ur pedi for the correct doseage. By weight

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
19th Feb '12

The dozing is by age but. My doctor told me it's more important to pay attention to weight guidelines. So if you LO is big enough to fit into the dozing guidelines that is what I would do. I usually go with pediacare.
But please don't just give it to her if she doesnt fit the dozing guidelines for weight. That can be dangerous. If she can't take it give her tea with lemon and honey. I would actually recommend you try THAT before the meds.

I ♥ my girls! Colorado 5967 posts
19th Feb '12
Quoting Captain Obvious:" Why would this turn to drama? lol I think most cold meds are dosed for kids 4 & up. My son is 3-1/2 ... [snip!] ... and it helped with his awful cough. It was dosed for ages 4 & up but the pediatrician said it was fine since he is 41 lbs."


Last time I asked a about cold meds for her it blew up. Does that work good for him? I don't know what is good for them

I ♥ my girls! Colorado 5967 posts
19th Feb '12
Quoting ExhaustedMommy:" i give my 3 year old triaminic cough and cold they also have allergy if it seems more of an allergy thing."


I was thinking that to until all four of us have it. My BIL came over with a cold so I'm now dealing with it

I ♥ my girls! Colorado 5967 posts
19th Feb '12
Quoting MommaSav2:" The dozing is by age but. My doctor told me it's more important to pay attention to weight guidelines. ... [snip!] ... be dangerous. If she can't take it give her tea with lemon and honey. I would actually recommend you try THAT before the meds."


Oh no I wont if she is under! I'm really picky when it comes to that! I will do that most likely for my 15 month old to help her with it.

I ♥ my girls! Colorado 5967 posts
19th Feb '12
Quoting Mother of One plus One:" Most are for kids 6 and up. But walgreens has some for 2 and up. Other than that. You can use the dimetap or childrens robitussin CF. Just call ur pedi for the correct doseage. By weight"


Thank you!

ExhaustedMommy 4 kids; Summerfield, Florida 1396 posts
19th Feb '12
Quoting I ♥ my girls!:" I was thinking that to until all four of us have it. My BIL came over with a cold so I'm now dealing with it"


same here i have 3 kids and they are all sick as well as me and my husband we have had this "cold" for a month now and the doctors wont give us anything for it i tempted to get a second opinion. my poor baby coughs so hard she throws up and she only 4 months so i cant give her anything.

Asher's mommy 1 child; Grapevine, Texas 4979 posts
19th Feb '12

I try not to give my son cold/cough medicine. Usually I give him "little coughs" which is all natural, but when he is desperate and that's not working, I give him dimatap.

I ♥ my girls! Colorado 5967 posts
19th Feb '12
Quoting ExhaustedMommy:" same here i have 3 kids and they are all sick as well as me and my husband we have had this "cold" for ... [snip!] ... i tempted to get a second opinion. my poor baby coughs so hard she throws up and she only 4 months so i cant give her anything."

I think I would get a second opinion for sure!!



Yeah we have been sick all winter ok sense like September. We have had strep twice and the flu that isn't the flu anymore(throwing up and diarrhea) about most likely about 6 or more colds I'm over it

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
19th Feb '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ExhaustedMommy:</b>" same here i have 3 kids and they are all sick as well as me and my husband we have had this "cold" for ... [snip!] ... i tempted to get a second opinion. my poor baby coughs so hard she throws up and she only 4 months so i cant give her anything."</blockquote>




I would take her in and ask that she be tested for RSV. My daughter had last year when she was 2 months and had to be hospitalized for a few days. She could t stop coughing and would throw up from it.

Mother of One plus One 2 kids; Ware Shoals, South Carolina 4418 posts
19th Feb '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting I ♥ my girls!:</b>" Thank you!"</blockquote>




I just looked. The one for 2+ is called. Cold 'n Cough 4 kids



I use the dimetap for LO. She is 25 lbs and get 3/4tsp of that.
You can try 1/2 and up it to 3/4 if it doesn't work long enough.



I also use the triaminic nigght time at night. 3/4 tsp of that as well.




If your pedi isn't helpful with the doseage or whatnot or you just hate to call for that the walgreens we have here are wonderful

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
19th Feb '12
Quoting I ♥ my girls!:" Last time I asked a about cold meds for her it blew up. Does that work good for him? I don't know what is good for them"



Really? LOL guess I shouldn't be surprised.



Yes the pedia care did take care of his cough really well.