Product Type: Nurofen baby products
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Nurofen For Children Strawberry
Member Name: pinkprincess24
Nurofen For Children Strawberry
Advantages: works well, quickly, tastes nice
Disadvantages: a bit expensive
When my daughter began teething we tried Calpol, but it had little effect other than to bring her temperature down slightly. We tried calprofen too, bonjela, etc. but nothing could soothe her pain. My best friend has a little girl only a few weeks older than my daughter, and she had tried everything too. Then she came across Nurofen for Children and recommended it to me, as it worked so well with her daughter.
I went to Asda where Nurofen for Children is priced at £3.19 for 100ml, which is a bit expensive but it is usually on offer at £2 during Asda's Baby Events, so I now tend to stock up then. I keep one in her nappy bag (she no longer has nappies but we still keep her nappy bag in the car as it has all the useful stuff in like spare clothes etc), one in the nursery as it saves me going downstairs in the middle of the night (top shelf of her wardrobe so she can't reach) and one in the kitchen. Sounds a bit over prepared but once we were at her Grandad's and had forgotten to bring her Nurofen and the poor thing was in a lot of pain with her molars (quick trip to Tesco for Daddy!) so that's why we are now very prepared!
The dosages vary upon age:
3 months and over (weighing more than 5kg): for post immunisation fever, one 2.5ml dose, and if necessary another 2.5ml dose 6 hours later. No more than 2 doses in 24 hours.
For fever and pain:
3-6 months (weighing over 5kg): one 2.5ml dose 3 times a day
6-12 months: one 2.5ml dose 3 or 4 times a day
1-4 years: one 5ml dose 3 times a day
4-7 years: one 7.5ml dose 3 times a day
7 years+: one 10ml dose 3 times a day
The bottle gives clear instructions not to exceed the above dose, and that if symptoms persist for more than 24 hours (in babies under 12 months) or 3 days (12 months+) to consult your GP. There are also clear warnings about conditions that may make this medicine unsuitable for some children.
The medicine comes in orange or strawberry flavour. Both are sugar free and colour free, and both contain malitol liquid and glycerin. The orange in my experience does not taste very nice, and my daughter seems to agree! It has quite a bitter tang to it and a bit of an aftertaste. The strawberry flavour is very sweet and pleasant, my daughter happily swallows it. The medicine is also available in sachets (powder) which are just as easy to use and more portable than carrying a bottle around.
The bottle is plastic which is ideal for having near children. The lid is child-proof. In every box you get the instructions as well as a syringe. When you open the bottle, there is a silicone insert firmly wedged in. This supports using a syringe, as the syringe fits snugly into the opening so you can draw out the medicine with no spills. I have personally found this much easier than using a spoon and a lot less messy!
The medicine can be used for post immunisation fever, fever, teething, toothache, headache, minor aches and pains - pretty much anything. I have used it regularly for when my daughter has complained of headache or when she has been teething and it has worked very well. It tends to kick in in about 20 minutes or so, and when she's teething, if it's administered 20 minutes before bedtime, she manages to get a peaceful nights sleep usually without waking (if she wakes, we give another dose and she is fine). It works really well and really quickly at reducing her temperature too.
All in all, I strongly recommend Nurofen. When nothing else worked for my daughter's teething, this did the job! It tastes nice, works quickly and works well - perfect. The only drawback is that it is quite expensive, but as it is a 100ml bottle it does last.
**ALWAYS READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND/OR CONSULT YOUR GP BEFORE GIVING THIS MEDICINE TO YOUR CHILD**
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Summary: miracle in a bottle!
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