Making the Medicine Go Down


"Have you tried a syringe? With a syringe you can just get it down with a quick squirt. My daughter usually takes pills pretty well, but after I give her a swallow of cough syrup, it helps if I let her squirt some water in her mouth to wash the taste away."

"Both of my boys (4 years and 2 years) will only take chewable medicine. Even prescription antibiotics can be given in a chewable form. But if it has to be a liquid medicine, such as cough syrup, my boys have a special spoon that they think helps make the medicine go down."

"Try letting your son suck on a bit of ice before giving him his medicine. It will numb the taste buds. And my daughter loves playing Doctor, so she enjoys giving herself medicine. If she is really stubborn, I sneak it in a little bit of juice."

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