Can I give my baby tums?


Can I give my baby tums?

Tums is an antacid used for heartburn, sour stomach and acid indigestion. In the United States, it is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline. It is available over-the-counter at drugstores.

Question: Can I give my baby tums?

Answer: Not recommended for children under 2.

Tums is not recommended for children below 2 years of age (under 24 lbs)

Use Tums for Kids.

Dosage for 2 – 4 year old child (24 – 47 lbs) : 1/2 tablet

Dosage for 4+ year old children (over 48 lbs) : 1 tablet

Do not take more than 2 tablets (2 – 4 year olds) or 4 tablets (5 – 11 year olds) in 24 hours

For babies under 2 year old, use Gripe water or Pedialyte.

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