Tempra®: Frequently asked questions

How do I know what’s causing my child pain?

Although you may eventually be able to differentiate your child’s cries, until your child is able to talk it can be difficult, and frustrating, not knowing what is wrong and where they hurt.

Here are some ways to help comfort your baby when he or she is in pain:

  • Hold or cuddle your child, give them a favourite blanket or stuffed toy
  • Speak to them in a gentle, calming voice; play a soothing song
  • Use your parental magic by applying a cool damp cloth or an adhesive bandage to a minor bump or scrape
  • Divert your child’s attention elsewhere. Pull out some stickers, play a game, sing a song, put on a favourite children’s show.
  • Relieve aches and pains by giving your child an over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic such as acetaminophen that is specifically formulated for infants or children (e.g. Infant Tempra® Drops, Regular Strength Children’s Tempra® Syrup 2–5 years and Double Strength Children’s Tempra® Syrup 4–11 years) or ibuprofen. The Canadian Paediatric Society does not recommend giving ibuprofen to babies under 6 months old without first talking to your physician.
  • Do not give your child any products that contain acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), also commonly referred to as aspirin, as ASA may cause a dangerous medical condition called Reye’s Syndrome