Product Type: Nurofen baby products
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A product we have found to be reliable and totally effective
Nurofen For Children Strawberry
Member Name: paulie1975
Nurofen For Children Strawberry
Date: 02/03/13, updated on 03/03/13 (30 review reads)
Advantages: Effective, reliable, well designed, the syringe is fantastic
Disadvantages: Slightly expensive
When a young child screams and cries for elongated periods in their cot they are generally in a lot of pain, for that reason these junior pain relief options are generally 5 out of 5 products for any parent if they work.
The Nurofen for Children Strawberry pain relief clearly does work from our own experience and for that reason I would heartily recommend it to anyone with a child. The strawberry flavour just makes it much more palatable to a child.
This comes in a variety of sizes, the bottle is childproof (I think sometimes they should mention it is dad-proof too!!), you are also given a handy syringe type device which avoids clumsily trying to stick a spoon in a distraught child's mouth, meaning you just push the syringe and they swallow the medicine.
Nurofen for children is available from all decent chemists and supermarkets we buy the 200ml bottle from Tesco for £6.49, the 100ml bottle costs £3.15 and you can also buy packs of 16 sachets for £4.39.
This product can be used for kids between 3 months to 12 years old, from 3 months if a child weighs more than 5kg they can be given 2.5ml, 3 times in any 24 hour period, which is useful when a child is really suffering a serious illness, from one year onwards they can take 5ml, times in 24 hours and as they get older the dosage increases slightly until they pass 12 years old and move onto adult medicines.
For me the syringe is a godsend, at 2am when a young child is screaming and crying, trying to balance medicine on a spoon and avoid you both wearing it is nigh on impossible, the syringe allows you to place it locked into the neck of the bottle, draw the syringe out until you have enough liquid for the dose and then gently place it in your childs mouth and slowly release the liquid allowing them to swallow it easily without force.
Washing up the syringe is easy and straight forward and the whole idea is brilliant, simple and yet incredibly effective.
The Nurofen generally kicks in fairly quickly, it seems to reassure our little one just tasting the strawberry flavouring, but the bottle suggests you should allow at least 15 minutes for effects to take hold. Nurfofen for kids can last up to 8 hours and is sugar and colour free, it suggests it works better than paracetamol, we also have calpol which works well, but we seem to have settled on this as our main product for pain relief.
The medicine can be used for colds, flu, fever, immunisation fever, earache, teething and other problems, we have used it during teething alongside bonjela and used it after immunisations to ensure our little one had some relief when the effects of the jab kicked in. Overall I think it has been hugely useful to us and well worth the cost. A bottle lasts quite a long while and we prefer to err on the side of caution and only use in extremis, rather than using it for every little situation.
Having read American paediatric reports suggesting that using too much paracetamol can lead to medical problems in later life, we have been very careful with use. Our little one knows when Nurofen is used that it will help alleviate pain, but only when it is absolutely necessary.
Overall this has been a wonderful product for us, it has helped us during times when we really have worried for our little ones health, it has helped ease the stress of immunisations and reduce the stress of teething for our little one. While the medicine is a tad expensive it's been worth every penny for us.
Summary: A product we have found to be reliable and totally effective