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Never give Benadryl or any other sedatives to infants under 1 year of age for sleep. Do not allow daycare providers to give sedatives to your infants. Always consult your child’s physician before using sedatives for sleep in children. ! Any comments?

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  1. Samira says:

    How much benedryl can you give an 18 lb 6 month old? My 6 month old was 18 lbs too and the pediatrician said we could give 3/4 teaspoon but I It causes drowsiniess in adults but excitability in kids and it kept my baby awake all night.

  2. Setsuko says:

    Do NOT give your child medicine with the hopes of it making her sleep. This is not only cruel, but dangerous as well. I have also seen where it backfires; a parent gives their child a dose of Benedryl to make them sleep, but instead it gets the child more hyper and the parents get absolutely no rest on the flight (and neither does anyone else).Ive been flying internationally and domestically with my children since they were 2 months (now 85). At least three trips a year are the children and I traveling internationally (14+ hours each way) alone. In addition to that, we do another 8-10 international and domestic flights a year as a family. I have never had any problems with my children on any of the flights. Here are a few tips and suggestions:1.) Bring Snacks! just add water packets of food, cheerios, goldfish, animal crackers, dried fruit, etc. are great. New regulations also allow you to take beverages (including water) from home as long as they are less than 3oz (100ml), -OR- beverages (including water) of any size that you have purchased from inside the security area onto planes. You can also bring a limited amount of baby food, yogurt, cheese, puddings, etc. with you also as long as they are in containers less than 3oz (100ml)http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm#9As long as your child is with you, you are able to take as much formula, breast milk, or regular milk that you will need for you child for the duration of the time you will spend in the airport and on the flight (as long as it is within reason).And no, you will NOT have to taste it – no matter what form you bring it in.All that you must do is:1. Separate the milk from the liquids, gels, and aerosols in your quart-size (1 liter) zip-top bag.2. Declare you have the items to one of the Security Officers at the security checkpoint.3. Present these items for additional inspection once reaching the X-ray. These items are subject to additional screeninghttp://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/children/formula.shtmSave your money when it comes to buying water though because the Flight Attendants will provide you with hot or cold water (or any other drink) free at any time that you request, no matter how many times you request it.2.) Make sure to pack plenty of things to entertain your child, such as a few books, toys, a portable DVD player (be sure to bring extra batteries) or let her use your laptop (make sure its fully charged) with a few movies, and one or two comfort things such as a favorite blankie or stuffed animal. I always bring a small pillow and blanket from home for my children (even now) because I know 100% that they are clean, and my children are accustomed to them.My children like to bring along their own coloring books, a Doodle Pad, their Leap Pads (with a few booklets), and scrap paper that they can make their own drawings with and play games such as tic-tac-toe. My daughter used to like to bring along a doodle bear when she was younger so that she could draw on that as well, and my son likes to bring along some action figures to play with. I found that buying a Rose Art kit is great! It has crayons, markers, coloring books, coloring sheets, and stickers that they can color. It definitely keeps them entertained!You can also play games like pat-a-cake, or I-spy, and tell stories to your child as well. If you tell a story, try to make it an interactive one where your child has a part in it so she stays interested.You might also consider going to the store and letting your child (I let my children start this at the age of one) pick out her own carry on bag and a few inexpensive toys that will be used only once you are on the plane. Be sure to pick out a few toys without her seeing so that she has an extra surprise when she opens her carry on.3.) Not all children have a problem with the pressure changes in their ears. If yours does however youll want to know how to help. For take-offs and landings (the WHOLE way up, and starting from the BEGINNING, or TOP of descent), the best ways to alleviate ear pressure are to:*Give her something to drink (milk, water, juice – it doesnt matter)*Give her a pacifier to suck on*Give her hard candy or mints to suck on*Give her gum to chew*Place hot damp towels (usually like the ones distributed to first and business class before take-off and landing to freshen up with – just ask a flight attendant for them) or paper towels that have been soaked in hot water and wrung out, at the bottom of two paper or styrofoam cups, then hold the cups over the ears*Gently but with some pressure, rub her neck repeatedly from the chin to the base of the neck. This will cause a swallowing motion that will relieve pressure build-up in the ears.4.) Dont worry about what the other passengers are going to think or say should your child cry. This will only add stress, which your child can pick up on, and it could make her cry longer and harder. Instead, just relax, and handle the situation like you would if you were at home. Most times the other passengers are very understanding anyways and some will even try to help you. Which reminds me, if help is offered to you, TAKE it!I wrote a small article about flying with children that goes more in-depth, gives airport security rules and regulations for the US, EU, and UK, plus offers tips and tricks for the travel, etc. http://www.angelfire.com/jamiehassen79/flying_children.htmlIf I can be of any more help or assistance, please feel free to contact me.

  3. Mai says:

    Benadryl for my 7 month old baby? Yesterday my little man came fever and difficulty breathing. The nurse at the Dr home from daycare with a’s office said to give him Tylenol

  4. Yuette says:

    When you’re 3 months pregnant, your baby’s body is covered with a soft, fine hair called lanugo. The baby should weigh about 1 1/4 ounces. The baby’s fingers and toes are well formed and separate. More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Reproductive/what_does_the_baby_look_like_at_3_months_pregnant

  5. Sindy says:

    The baby will eat about 2 to 4 ounces of formula or breast milk during each feeding. The baby should eat every 2 to 4 hours. Make sure to ask your doctor if you have questions. They will never steer you wrong. To find more information click… More:http://answers.ask.com/Society/Family/how_much_should_a_3_month_old_baby_eat

  6. Kam says:

    It should say it on the bottle how much to give to a baby. More:http://www.chacha.com/question/how-much-benadryl-should-you-give-a-16-month-old-baby

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  8. Rochel says:

    in babies, affecting around 1 in 18 children before they turn 3 years old. Most babies reveal an allergy to soy by 3 months of age, and if your child is allergic If your baby has a history of allergies, have a bottle of children's Benadryl At What Age Do You Give a Baby Gerber First Foods, Second Foods, & Third Foods ? Detail:http://www.ehow.com/about_5398595_common-foods-cause-rashes-babies.html

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