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Disclaimer: I have received information and products from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks.

Smiling it Forward

There is nothing sweeter than a baby’s smile. Especially seeing that smile after your baby has been sick. It is so difficult to see your little one so miserable. Fever, runny nose, swollen gums. These are all things that break our hearts as moms. But then, all of a sudden, there’s a silver lining. That sweet baby smile that lets you know she is on the mend and is finally starting to feel better.

Being a mom of 7, I’ve seen lots of sickness, and I’ve seen lots of sweet smiles. And the one medicine I can always count on to comfort my little ones and get them on the road to feeling better faster, is Tylenol. Tylenol helps bring down their fever, dulls the pain of teething, and just helps make everything a little bit better.

Infants’ Tylenol is the #1 brand recommended by pediatricians when it comes to reducing fever, relieving pain in children, and making little ones start to feel better. It’s been used and trusted by moms for over 20 years. (I’ve been using it for 16 years with each of my children.) Infants’ Tylenol relieves minor aches and pains caused by headache, sore throat, toothache, teething, the common cold, and the flu, and it also temporarily reduces fever. For more information about Tylenol, and to view a full list of their products, please visit www.Tylenol.com. (Please be sure to discuss with your pediatrician the proper dosage of Infants’ Tylenol if your child is under the age of 2. If your child is over 2 years old, please follow the dosing instructions on the box carefully. Always talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about your child or any medicines.)

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Right now, the makers of Tylenol have teamed up with How I Met Your Mother star, and mother of two, Alyson Hannigan, to launch the SMILING IT FORWARD™ campaign. Their goal is to set the power of giving in motion. By sharing smiles of good health, you can help children in need. And it’s so easy to participate! All you have to do is share a photo that makes you smile at www.SmilingIitForward.com. With every photo shared, Tylenol will make a $1 donation to Children’s Health Fund. These donations will help ensure a doctor’s visit is always possible for children in need. Children’s Health Fund was founded by Dr. Irwin Redlener and singer/songwriter Paul Simon. For more than 25 years, they have deployed a fleet of 50 mobile medical clinics to underprivileged neighborhoods. Because of this, thousands of children and families in need are being brought high-quality healthcare to thousands of children and families in need across the United States.

Moms (or anyone!) can log onto www.SmilingitForward.com right now to view the Tylenol Smile Gallery, get to know Mom Ambassador Alyson Hannigan, learn more about Children’s Health Fund, and even get tips to keep their families smiling all through cold and flu season from leading pediatrician Dr. Tanya Altmann.

While you’re on www.SmilingitForward.com, be sure to upload a photo (or two, or three) of your own to help raise money for this awesome cause. I’ve already uploaded my photo – I shared the picture of Carly at the top of this post. Her sweet, sweet smile makes my day… every day! I’d love to log on to the Smiling it Forward website and see pictures of your smiling children. Not only will we all be smiling at the irresistible faces plastered all over the website, but we can all smile knowing that we are helping to make a difference in the life of a child somewhere.

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To learn more about the Smiling it Forward campaign, visit www.SmilingitForward.com. To learn more about Tylenol, visit www.Tylenol.com. And to learn more about Children’s Health Fund, please visit www.ChildrensHealthFund.org.

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.