Getting kids to swallow pills

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Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2000
Getting kids to swallow pills
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Wed, 03-02-2011 - 4:32pm

iVIllage has a member who is having a hard time getting her 7 yo to swallow his new medicine. If you have any advice or tips, would you mind chiming in here? I'm sure she would appreciate it!

So what tips do you have for this mom????

Avatar for weberdns0
Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2000
Thu, 03-03-2011 - 7:01am

Here's what I posted......you may want to use the info if you need it!

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-12-2007
Thu, 03-03-2011 - 4:56pm
I will be of no help at all!! I have a terrible time swallowing pills and I'm an adult!! I chew advil and I ask my Dr for liquid. Oh, and I take gummy vitamins. I found some fabulous adult ones recently.
KRISTIE
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Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2000
Fri, 03-04-2011 - 12:00pm

Oh my!

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-12-2007
Fri, 03-04-2011 - 12:26pm
I know it seems silly. My sister is the same way. She drops them down her throat and chokes. I don't like choking!!! So I chew them or crush them up. I might get laughed at by Doctors for asking for liquid, but I'm good about taking it, so I live with it.
KRISTIE