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Is there a cold medicine safe for 1 year olds?
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KEDmom09 posted:
Hello, my daughter is 16 months old and 29 lbs. I wanted to know if anyone knew of any cold medicine that was safe to give 1 year old children?
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mol13 responded:
Cold medicines are not approved for use for babies, pretty much at all. I think that they're currently recommending no one under 4.

You can give Tylenol or Motrin for pain, but beyond that, keep her hydrated, and make sure that the humidity levels are good. DS2 responds well to having a humidifier in his room.
Molly (30) DH (36) David 08/30/07, cancer survivor and letter-lover; Jesse 07/05/09, big talker and bigger climber. Surprise EDD 7/13/2011--MY birthday!
 
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sarahann1978 responded:
They don't approve of over-the-counter cold meds for babies, but some doctors will prescribe meds, at least mine did. He prescribed C-Phen DM drops and gave me strict dosing instructions. It's a basic antihistamine and decongestant.
Sarah (32), DH(29), DS (Jan. 09) sarahaburger.blogspot.com


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