Reply
how young can you give ibuprofen regina_margot 2 kids; New York, New York 1543 posts
12th Feb '13

my 8 mos 6-mos adjusted baby is running fevers, spiking quite high at night. last night the thermometer said 104 for her, while saying 97.8 for me. So i'm worried at it being so high.
i've been giving tylenol, but i think ibuprofen is more effective. do you think i can start giving that?

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
12th Feb '13

Most infant ibuprofen say 6 months.

Tiffanie Rose 2 kids; Kansas city, MO, United States 3021 posts
12th Feb '13

6 months.With a fever that high you may want to call her pedi as well.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
12th Feb '13

I'm fairly certain it's 6 mos. the bottle should say. You can give ibuprofen every 6 hrs and Tylenol every 4. Sometimes they will overlap and thats ok. If the fever goes down its fine unless she's acting weird to you. If it stays up with the meds take her in ASAP if it's still 104. If its not 102+ without meds she doesn't need medicated.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49343 posts
12th Feb '13

She can have it. 6 months and up.

regina_margot 2 kids; New York, New York 1543 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting lolajessup:" I'm fairly certain it's 6 mos. the bottle should say. You can give ibuprofen every 6 hrs and Tylenol ... [snip!] ... you. If it stays up with the meds take her in ASAP if it's still 104. If its not 102+ without meds she doesn't need medicated."


thanks.
i called the pedi as soon as she started being feverish, and i'm going to take her in tomo.
pedi said tylenol, but i think ibuprofen is more powerful / faster. i'll pick some up.

Bettinas 2 kids; Australia 2204 posts
12th Feb '13

You have to be careful with ibuprofen because it makes them sick of they haven't been eating. You didn't mention loss of appetite but just to be safe :)

regina_margot 2 kids; New York, New York 1543 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting Bettinas:" You have to be careful with ibuprofen because it makes them sick of they haven't been eating. You didn't mention loss of appetite but just to be safe :)"


thanks for the heads up.
she's actually been eating almost ok. certainly less than normal, but still eating.
i'll be careful with that.

Denise87 Due April 6 (girl); Indiana 321 posts
12th Feb '13

my little girl used to spike fevers really bad. her got as high as 105.6! we were told as long as she was keeping liquids down and not acting severely lethargic to alternate infants advil and tylenol every 3 hrs.