Parent Resources

Here is some medical information we think you will find useful.

Do you think your child needs an appointment?

Click here for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) symptom checker to help you make that decision.

What to do in the event of poisoning?

Our Handy Guide will help you cope.

PWG Community Resources

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  • What you need to know about Vitamin D.
  • Helping your child get enough Iron.

Dosage Charts

Emergency threshold for babies 0 to 2 months old with a rectal temperature of 38C/100.4F. Call our office right away at (650) 216-7794 as the child will need to be seen immediately.

Children’s Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dosage:

NOTE: New Concentration for Infants. In accordance with FDA recommendations, acetaminophen manufacturers have changed the concentration of infant acetaminophen from 80mg/0.8ml to 160mg/5ml. Be aware that there may be both the old and new concentrations of infant’s acetaminophen products available in stores and in medicine cabinets. The pediatric acetaminophen products currently on the market can continue to be used as labeled. Be sure to check the label or contact our office should you have questions.
NOTE: AGE LIMIT. Don’t use under 12 weeks of age without discussing with physician.

(NEW) Infant’s Suspension 160mg/5mL
Children’s Suspension Liquid160mg/5mL
Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets80mg eachJunior Strength Chewable Tablets160mg each(OLD) Infant’s Concentrated Drops *80mg/0.8mL
(Use dropper)
6-11 lbs3 mos¼ tsp (1.25 mL)0.4mL
12-17 lbs4-11 mos½ tsp (2.5 mL)0.8mL
18-23 lbs12-23 mos¾ tsp.
(3.75 ml)
1.2 mL
24-35 lbs2-3 yrs1 tsp.
(5 mL)
211.6 mL
36-47 lbs4-6 yrs1 ½ tsp.31 ½
48-59 lbs6-8 yrs2 tsp.42
60-71 lbs9-10 yrs5
72-95 lbs11 yrs3 tsp.63
96 lbs & over12 yrs84

Please Note: One dose lasts 4-6 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours.

Children’s Ibuprofen (Motrin) Dosage

Infant’s Ibuprofen Concentrated Drops
Children’s Ibuprofen Suspension
Children’s Soft Chewable Tablets
50mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
100mg each
Adult Tablets
(Use dropper)
0-5 mosDo Not Give
12-17 lbs6-11 mos1.25 mL½ tsp.
18-23 lbs12-23 mos1.875 mL¾ tsp.
24-35 lbs2-3 yrs1 tsp. (5mL)2
36-47 lbs4-5 yrs1½ tsp3
48-59 lbs6-8 yrs2 tsp.421
60-71 lbs9-10 yrs2½ tsp.51
72-95 lbs11 yrs3 tsp.63

Please Note: Not to be used under 6 months of age. One dose lasts 6-8 hours.

  • Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5 mL equals one teaspoon (tsp).
  • Don’t use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.
  • Aspirin should not be used in children to treat fever or pain.

Diphenhydramine Dosage Table (eg, Benadryl) (Antihistamine)

Child’s Weight (pounds)20-2425-3738-4950-99100+lbs
Liquid 12.5 mg/1 teaspoon (tsp)¾12tsp
Liquid 12.5 mg/5 milliliters (ml)457.510ml
Chewable 12.5 mg124tablets
Tablets 25 mg½½12tablets
Capsules 25 mg12caps

Indications: Treatment of allergic reactions, nasal allergies, hives and itching.

Table Notes:

  • AGE LIMITS: For allergies, don’t use under 1 year of age (Reason: it’s a sedative). For colds, not recommended at any age (Reason: no proven benefits) and should be avoided if under 4 years old. Avoid multi-ingredient products in children under 6 years of age (Reason: FDA recommendations 10/2008).
  • Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5 mL equals one teaspoon (tsp).
  • Don’t use household teaspoons, which can vary in size
  • FREQUENCY: Repeat every 6 hours as needed
  • CHILDREN’S BENADRYL FASTMELTS: Each fastmelt tablet contains the equivalent of 12.5 mg of Diphenhydramine HCL and dosed the same as chewable tablets

PWG Well Child Visit Schedule with PWG recommended vaccine schedule
PWG breastfeeding guide and recommended resources

Conversion Tables

Centigrade (Celsius)Fahrenheit

Kilograms (kg)Pounds (lbs)
Inches (in)Centimeters (cm)
Feet (ft)Inches (in)
Fluid Ounces (fl oz)Milliliters (ml)
129.57 (approx 30)
Ounces (oz)Grams (gm)
128.34 (approx 30)
Tablespoon (tbs)Teaspoon (tsp)

5 mL equals one teaspoon