The Mommy Mentors are always searching for dosing information for Tylenol (Acetaminophen) and Motrin (Ibuprofen), especially when our children are very young. Below is the updated (2011) dosing information. Be sure to bookmark this page so when a middle-of-the-night fever rages, you’ll know just how much your sad baby will need. Click on the picture to enlarge.
One word of caution – you aren’t supposed to give babies under 6 months old Motrin. They can only have Tylenol. Once they reach 6 months, though, I always opt for Motrin. It works much faster than Tylenol. Also, infant Tylenol is stronger than Children’s Tylenol which is why you can give less of it. If your baby has a hard time taking the medicine (mine always seem to let it drool out of their mouths), measure it out and drop it in an upside-down bottle nipple. That way they can suck on the nipple and take the medicine at their own pace. Good luck!