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Helpful Information For Parents

The resources below can help you protect and promote your child’s health by increasing your knowledge of children’s health issues, providing assistance on partnering with health care providers, and linking you to helpful organizations and tools. ​


Dosage Charts

When dosing ibuprofen (motrin) or acetaminophen (tylenol) it is important to choose a dose based on the concentration of the product.

Dosage chart

Tylenol (acetaminophen)

may be given every 4 hours


New Concentration for Infants. In accordance with FDA recommendations, acetaminophen manufacturers have changed the concentration of infant acetaminophen from 80mg/0.8ml to 160mg/5ml. Be aware that there may be both the old and new concentrations of infant’s acetaminophen products available in stores and in medicine cabinets. The pediatric acetaminophen products currently on the market can continue to be used as labeled. Be sure to check the label or contact our office should you have questions.


AGE LIMIT. Don’t use for children under 12 weeks of age unless advised by your pediatrician.

One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give more than 5 doses in 24 hours.

Ibuprofen (Motrin)

may be given every 6-8 hours

not for children under 6 months of age


Not to be used for children under 6 months of age.


One dose lasts 6-8 hours.

Children’s Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)

Give every 4-6 hours, as needed, and not more than four times in 24 hours

unless directed by a health care professional.


Not to be used for children under 6 months of age.


The dosage of diphenhydramine is 0.56 mg/pound/dose every 6 hours (5 mg/kg/day, adults 50 mg) as needed for runny nose or allergic reaction. 


  • Milliliter is abbreviated as ml; 5 ml equals one teaspoon (tsp).

  • Don’t use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.

  • Aspirin should not be used in children to treat fever or pain.

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