If you are a parent, grandparent or caregiver, you have most likely gone through a cold or two with your baby or child. My granddaughter came down with a cold when she was only three weeks old, and we immediately took her to her pediatrician to be checked out.
After declaring her lungs were fine and she had no fever, he recommended two products to help ease our babies discomfort. One was a saline drop, and the other was liquid acetaminophen for babies. When we went to our local CVS Pharmacy to look for these items, the liquid acetaminophen was available in two brands, one of which was made by Little Remedies.
We have already gone through several brands of anti-gas drops for infants, and we knew that our baby would only take the Little Tummys brand made by Little Remedies, so we opted for the Little Fevers version of liquid acetaminophen.
Little Fevers comes in a 1 ounce container, with an eye dropper style dispenser. It relieves both fever and pain, and claims it is medication specifically for infants that is safe, gentle and effective. It is free of alcohol, saccharin, aspirin, ibuprofen, dyes and gluten. The package states that it has a “Great tasting natural berry flavor”. The box also states that this is a “New” Little Remedies product.
After reading the side of the package, I felt good about giving Little Fevers to my granddaughter. Little Remedies takes the time to explain what I consider to be their mission statement. The box reads “When it comes to children’s healthcare, we steadfastly believe ‘less is more’ and strive to make sure that each of our products contain just what is needed for fast, safe, and effective relief – nothing more!”
After shaking the bottle, we measure out the amount recommended by our pediatrician, place the eye dropper in our babies mouth, and slowly dispense it. It helps if she sucks on the dropper, as this assures that she is getting all of the medication, and she swallows it better than if we try to squirt it into her mouth, which often results in her spitting it back out.
When our baby seemed restless and uncomfortable, we would give her one dose of Little Fevers. Within fifteen minutes she generally calmed down and seemed to feel better. When we gave her a dose at bed time, she slept more restfully during the night. I am also a proponent of the “less is more” way of thinking, so we really tried not to use these drops unless she really needed them.
She didn’t seem to mind the taste of the natural berry flavored acetaminophen drops, and it was comforting to us to know we were doing something to help her feel better.