Never use a teaspoon used for food purposes or medication devices used for other medications i.e. Allergy use: Never give to babies less than 1 year old without doctor supervision. The proper dose is below the child’s weight according to which type of product and strength. Use the syringe or cup that came with the product ONLY!
Here is some words from a pediatrician who is also a new mom: “As a new mom with a baby, we just had a 20 hour flight.
The mom in me wanted to make sure that my baby and fellow passengers were comfortable and it slightly crossed my mind to use Benadryl for sedation during the trip.
Overdosing could slow respirations and/or heart rate in a small child.
Check the medication label carefully for the concentration amount and use the measuring device that was provided with the product in order to correctly dose the medication.
A sepsis evaluation including lumbar puncture, initial metabolic investigations and a cranial ultrasound prove unsupportive of any specific aetiology for the seizures.
A neurology consultation is performed and cerebral MRI of the brain is recommended for further diagnostic evaluation.Young children and babies have a hard time tolerating long trips.They may scream and cry or wiggle and want to run around.This has been found to have happened and may put baby into too deep a sleep and cause harm.Understand that the one major side-effect of Benadryl is sleepiness and dosages must be given strictly according to dosage guidelines for allergic reactions only!Diphenhydramine is the generic name for Benadryl and is available over-the-counter.