Why I Don’t Lower Fevers: Part Three

If you missed them, here are part one (why we aren’t afraid of fevers) and part two (why we think fevers are a good thing) in the fever series.

When our first daughter was born almost five years ago, we considered baby Motrin and baby Tylenol to be gifts straight from heaven! She wasn’t a bad teether, but she was always miserable after getting vaccines, so we followed the advice of the pediatricians and just kept her dosed with alternating Motrin and Tylenol for a few days. I shiver just thinking about it, now. These days, we don’t even have fever reducers in the house. Curious? Here’s what changed our minds.

Acetaminophen (The active ingredient in Tylenol)

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) has long been advertised and a safe and gentle way to lower fevers. Even obstetricians will tell pregnant mamas that it is “safe” to take during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. […]