Giving Medicine birth to 1 year

When your baby is sick, your doctor may prescribe a medicine, such as liquid acetaminophen or an antibiotic. Always give the dosage recommended by the doctor or as instructed on the bottle. Follow any instructions exactly. If using a teaspoon, make sure it is the correct size.

Most medicines for children come in syrup form with a spoon, dropper, or syringe to administer them. The syringe is the easiest method for giving medicine to babies and for measuring the amount accurately. Ask your pharmacist to give you an adapter to put in the top of the bottle. Put the adapter in the bottle and the fit the syringe into it. If your baby refuses to take medicine, get your partner to help you, or wrap your baby up in a blanket ...

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