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S/O 2 month vaccines...did you give Tylenol

Next week DD will be getting her 2 month vaccines and I'm dreading it.  I'm wondering about giving DD Children's Tylenol to relieve some discomfort.  I will of course check with my pedi first, but I'm wondering if any of you have any experience with this.  Thanks!
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Re: S/O 2 month vaccines...did you give Tylenol

  • Yes, yesterday my son got his shots, today I gave him tylenol because he seemed sore. It seemed like it helped him, he didn't have a fever either. 
     
     
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  • I gave my DS tylenol the night he got his shots. He was very fussy so I gave him some before he went to bed. It seemed to help. He slept great and was fine the next day.

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  • I gave him a dose when we got home.  He conked out at 6:30pm and slept until 3am, ate and went back to sleep.  Be warned: I thought i was mentally prepared for him to get shots...nope, practically sobbed with him.  I think its one of those hardwired responses.
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  • With my first son, three years ago, his doctor informed me that if you give your baby Tylenol before they take the shots, and continue like clockwork for a twenty four hour period, it decreases the chance of the baby having fever and being fussy. I haven't had any problems with either one of my children having a fever or being fussy after shots.
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  • image Ebony_miles06:
    With my first son, three years ago, his doctor informed me that if you give your baby Tylenol before they take the shots, and continue like clockwork for a twenty four hour period, it decreases the chance of the baby having fever and being fussy. I haven't had any problems with either one of my children having a fever or being fussy after shots.

    The recommendation now is not to give Tylenol beforehand.  It can reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine.  It should only be given afterwards, and only if necessary. 

    ETA: This is, of course, according to my ped.  OP, I would check with yours beforehand if you plan on administering Tylenol before the vaccinations.   

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  • image Ebony_miles06:
    With my first son, three years ago, his doctor informed me that if you give your baby Tylenol before they take the shots

    My SIL pre-doses before the appointment.  We did not.  I'm not sure what my Ped's stance is on this.  We did give DD Tylenol a few hours after we got home, but only one dose.  Our Ped said to do the 1.25 on the syringe until she is 12lbs.

    She wasn't terribly fussy but she seemed to be in some pain.  She did not have a fever.  I didn't cry during the shots.  Almost, but I held it together.


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  • JenniD2JenniD2
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    We ended up giving DS baby Tylenol after his shots. It seemed to help with his fussiness.

  • MrsRKJMrsRKJ
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    My pedi said to give the tylenol as needed (after the shots) and he based the dosage on DS's weight at the appt.
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  • tig594tig594
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    My pedi okayed the 1.25 dosage an hour before for my 11 pound LO

  • Why would you give your child medication before you actually know if they need it? 2 kids and dozens of vaccinations later, and I've given tylenol twice. They often don't need it. You certainly shouldn't do it before b/c as mentioned, it has shown to reduce the effectiveness of the shots. 
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