Infants’ & Childrens’ Tylenol Being Improved

TylenolAs a mom of 6, I’ve been trusting and using Tylenol for a long time. I’ve used it for myself, and I’ve used it for each of my kids. That’s why I was so disappointed when the big Tylenol recall happened. I felt duped. The brand I trusted most to help me care for my kids was being recalled. For months, I’ve been unable to purchase Tylenol’s Infant Drops in local stores. It’s because Tylenol voluntarily pulled this product from the shelves until they can make the necessary changes to improve the safety and quality of the product.

I appreciate the fact that Tylenol is willing to make these changes so that parents everywhere can trust they are giving their children only the best once again.

Product Enhancements include the following:

Infants’ TYLENOL® will include a new, enhanced bottle with a protective opening and push-in syringe which will:

  • Provide even better dosing accuracy and ease of administration to infants
  • Allow for better control when dispensing the medication and reduce spillage
  • Further reduce the risk of children being able to get to the medicine in the bottle

Tylenol will also be introducing enhanced bottles with the protective opening on Children’s TYLENOL® products.

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There will also be new dosing directions related to the change in concentration on Infants’ TYLENOL®:

  • Infants’ TYLENOL® will have the same concentration of the active ingredient, acetaminophen, as Children’s TYLENOL®, which will standardize dosing across our products and age groups.
  • Tylenol has been working closely with other manufacturers of pediatric acetaminophen products to encourage an industry wide transition to one concentration across infants’ and children’s acetaminophen products.
  • There will be a time period when more than one concentration of infants’ acetaminophen products will be available in stores and parents and caregivers might have both in their medicine cabinets. Caregivers should be mindful to always read and follow the dosing directions on the package that is being used.
  • When Infants’ TYLENOL® products return to store shelves, they will include these changes.
  • As always, Infants’ and Children’s TYLENOL® products will continue to include specially designed dosing devices appropriate to the age of the child.
  • Parents and caregivers should contact their child’s healthcare provider if they have questions about dosing instructions.

Here are some Helpful Tips for Giving Medicines to Infants and Children:

Simply remember to NURSE:

  • Never give adult medicines to children.
  • Use the measuring device (syringe, dropper, dosage cup) that comes with the medicine every time you use it. Don’t use kitchen spoons (teaspoons or tablespoons).
  • Read and follow instructions on the label. Never give more than the recommended dose and do not give the medication more frequently than recommended.
  • Store all medicines out of the reach of children. Immediately following use, always restore the child resistant cap and put the medicine back into a high and out of sight location.
  • Every child grows. Know the infant’s or child’s weight and/or age to help determine the appropriate dosage.

I am really looking forward to these changes. As parents we worry about so much already. It’s so nice to see that Tylenol “has our backs” and is working to improve the products that we give to our children. I will continue to trust and use Tylenol when it’s needed around here.

To learn more about the changes Tylenol is making, visit the Tylenol products update page or visit www.tylenol.com.

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Tylenol and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Spokeo – No, No, No!

I’m not sure if you’ve heard about this website or not, but I think it’s horrible. Spokeo gives detailed information about you – credit score, address, house value, age, income level, etc. I did a search for my name, and I ended up finding 2 different addresses – both were previous addresses I’ve lived in. Then, I did a search for my maiden name, and guess what? Yep. It was there too. Most of the information was correct, but MAN. Is it scary.

Please head over to Spokeo and see if you are listed. To remove a listing, you’ll need the link to your profile. (Simply click on your name in the left column, and copy the link address in your web address bar. You can request to remove a listing here: http://www.spokeo.com/privacy Then, just follow the steps. You’ll need to insert your email address so that you can verify that you want it removed. I just used an old email address that I never check any more so that if they decide to spam me, I won’t get it anyway.

I also want you to know that they will limit how many listings you can remove per email address AND per day. I’m on there 3 times, and it removed 2 listings under 1 email address, and then it let me remove the third under a separate email address. My husband is on there 4 times, and when I went to remove him, it said “In order to prevent abuse, we must limit the frequency of privacy requests. Please try again tomorrow.” So much for this sentence on their privacy page: “Spokeo cares about data privacy.” Baloney. If you cared about my privacy, Spokeo, you’d ask me before you made it public to the whole world.

I’m all about staying safe, and I want my readers to be protected as well. I hope your information isn’t on the site, but if it is, I hope my instructions on removing it were easy to follow.

Stay safe out there!