Is It Safe to Give My Baby Tylenol for Teething?

It’s common knowledge that teething is a difficult stage. But is it actually? You could give your baby a teether or something for them to suck on, such as a chilled silicone toy, and they are as content as ever. 

But this does not happen every time. Sometimes, teething pain can be severe enough to require medical relief. Tylenol is a popular choice because it is safe for babies under two years old.

Teething can be a lengthy process, meaning that it can take months to heal. Therefore, you shouldn’t give your baby Tylenol 24/7. This article will show you how to decide when you should give it to your kid, how to safely use it, and how it compares to other options for pain relief.

Can I Give My Baby Tylenol for Teething

Can teething cause pain?

Although you may not be able to recall what it was like when your 6-year-old molars or wisdom teeth arrived, we can assure you that teething is very uncomfortable!

Perhaps it may not cause pain according to the standard definition. Experts believe that teething can cause a dull or itchy sensation. This is why some babies resort to chewing and biting at the most painful time of teething to help them feel better.

Some babies don’t seem to be bothered by their teething while others are more affected. It’s possible that there are things happening in their mouth that they are now aware of, but it may not be pleasant.

How to tell if your baby has teething problems

Many times it is difficult to tell if your baby is in pain or not because they can’t communicate their feelings. These are some of the signs that your baby might not be feeling well.

  • Irritability, agitation, or unusual fussiness
  • Being very clingy (for example, letting you know that they don’t want to be let down)
  • Trouble staying asleep at night, or during naps
  • Pulling on their ears

You might notice a rise in your baby’s drooling, especially if your baby has teething problems. Sore gums, swelling, and the urge to chew everything that they can get their hands on are also common indicators.

Parents believe that teething has the capacity of even causing fevers. While teething may raise your kid’s temperature by a little, it should not cause a fever as severe as those associated with some kind of sickness.

When Tylenol is appropriate for treating teething pain

Tylenol recommends that parents consult their doctors before giving Tylenol to children under two years of age and we agree. The American Academy of Pediatrics states that a child’s weight can be used to determine the proper amounts of medicine to administer if the child has been born less than three months ago.

Teething usually begins between the months of 4 and 6  so you can safely give Tylenol to teething babies.

Sources: 

https://www.healthline.com/health/baby/baby-teething-chart

https://www.elitebaby.us/blogs/news/5-month-baby-teething?_pos=4&_sid=367e7a1a1&_ss=r

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-home/medication-safety/Pages/Acetaminophen-for-Fever-and-Pain.aspx

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