In a recent study conducted by Children’s Advil, almost 44 % of pediatricians claim they receive the most fever related calls in January and trust me, I’m sure we moms all know why! In my house it seems like January is never ending sniffles, aches and pains and multiple trips to the pediatrician. With five kids I often get one healthy just in time for the next one to get sick, get them all healthy and then it all starts over again!
I recently made the switch to Infant Advil after learning some important tips. Did you know that the main active ingredient in Children’s Advil is ibuprofen, which is the #1 pediatrician recommended fever/pain reducer? Also, did you know that Children’s Advil provides up to 8 hours of relief? Since I have a teething baby I LOVE that I can give her medicine before bed and she is comfortable for up to 8 hours–very important when everyone is trying to get some sleep!
Now when it comes to older children Children’s Advil is the way to go…but did you know you might be giving your child the wrong dosage? I was! I always gave medicine based on age instead of weight, but in reality you should base it on weight. So that meant that my son, who is big for his age, wasn’t getting enough medicine to last the full 8 hours.
When giving your children medicine, it’s important to remember:
- Always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and information on Infants’ Advil® and Children’s Advil® products.
- Always use the dosing device that comes packaged with the medicine.
- Adult strength medicines should not be administered to children.
Make sure to check out my segment on PA Live where I talked about Children’s Advil.