Unless it is made for a child, with child dosing on the box or bottle, I would not give it to him. Too much risk for over dose. Call the pedi and find out what product and dosage he/she recommends.
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Hopefully you didn't give your child any cough syrup, that stuff (even the child syrup) isn't for children under the age of 6. My 4 year old can't take half of the cough syrups on the market b/c she's still too young for them. There are a few all natural products she is old enough for but not babies. Unfortunately, until a child is much older there is not much you can do for a cough. Tylenol/Motrin for a fever, saline drops for a clogged nose, keep him/her propped up while sleeping and run a humidifier.
I agree with others. Most doctors say no cough medicine for babies, especially under age 4. It's horrible because they just have to sit there and suffer. I've heard 1000 recommendations to elevate one side of their mattress at night, but that only makes my daughter roll to the other side of the crib. (So help me the next person who tells me to raise one side of the crib when I haven't asked for their advice..... but that's another story).
Sometimes Vicks Baby Rub helps my daughter, but not often.
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