Medicines you shouldn’t give your baby

I am always hesitant when giving Turner anything, but here are some great basic guidelines to follow!

Consult a doctor before giving your baby any medication, especially the first time. Babies are much more likely than adults to have adverse drug reactions, so giving your child prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medication – even “herbal” medicines – is serious business.

Should your baby throw up or develop a rash after taking medication, call her doctor. Also, be sure to keep the number for Poison Control (800-222-1222) posted near your phone. Sometimes parents or caregivers find medicine near their babies and it’s hard to tell whether or not it’s been eaten. Even if you’re unsure, call for help.
Here are some medicines you should never give your baby:

Aspirin
Never give your baby aspirin or any medication containing aspirin unless instructed to do so by your baby’s doctor. Aspirin can make a child susceptible to Reye’s syndrome – a rare but potentially fatal illness. Don’t assume that the children’s…

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