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GiggidyGiggidy Sun 16-Oct-11 12:32:35

My dd is getting her two bottom through and it is clearly bothering her, but she won't take calpol! The second it goes in she grimaces, looks at me like I'm the worst mother in the world, and spits it right back out. I've tried bonjela and teething granules but they don't seem to be very effective. Is there any covert way that has been useful to anyone else?! I've considered putting it in her milk but not sure if this will help?!

Cakebunny Sun 16-Oct-11 12:41:38

Think this must be a common one, i remember my neice doing the same. When we are all in the bath we do something silly to make him laugh and smile then squirt a little calpol in and make him laugh then squirt more worked last couple of times,,,I try and get him before he is really crying cos of the pain...
Had it worse with the dioralyte, wouldn't have it! Had to wait until he was asleep and dreamfeed it!
Good luck, it's always a battle!

PIMSoclock Sun 16-Oct-11 12:46:32

Get pr paracetamol prescribed and pop it up her bottom.
You can buy it OTC but it's nearly £20 for 8 doses shock
it's great if they are vomiting with a temp to!!
Failing that you can get dummy devices you can squirt it into or use a syringe to squirt it in her cheek. Even if she spits it out, you'd be amazed at how much she will still absorb
Good luck

ChablisorSancerre Sun 16-Oct-11 13:00:40

Will she eat yoghurt? Mix it in well and she won't know its there. Works every time here! Or mix with a cup of juice.

Iggly Sun 16-Oct-11 13:03:26

Syringe or spoon? A syringe is easier - you can gently slide in the corner of her mouth and squirt - doesn't hit the tongue so much.

kelloo1 Sun 16-Oct-11 16:05:09

Syringe, squirt it towards the cheek. Sounds cruel but we used to wait til ds's mouth was open when he was crying and quickly squirt it in! Before he realsied what was going on he had swallowed it. Don't think it will work if you mix it in her drink but the yoghurt thing worked for us too.

GiggidyGiggidy Sun 16-Oct-11 16:35:50

I've not tried yoghurt yet (only just started weaning!). I've been using a spoon, but I have a syringe so will try that tonight, but I've got a funny feeling she'll just do the same though!! hmm

kelloo1 Sun 16-Oct-11 17:10:13

Is she on baby rice? you could maybe mix some into that. Persevere with the syringe tho, it's a lot easier than a spoon and she will get used to the taste of the calpol. Once she gets some in her she will feel a lot better, it really makes a difference. Good luck!

NeedToCreepZZZ Sun 16-Oct-11 19:20:25

DS won't have calpol at all, he hates it. However, he will open his mouth at the sight of a bottle of tesco's own paracetemol for babies cherry flavour wink

fanniadams Sun 16-Oct-11 19:57:40

Have you tried Anbesol liquid? just a tiny amount rubbed on their gums has always helped mine when teething. Another vote for the syringe here too. Good Luck smile

kelloo1 Sun 16-Oct-11 20:43:45

Oh yes, anbesol liquid too! Works wonders!

GiggidyGiggidy Sun 16-Oct-11 21:36:35

I tried the syringe and she still managed spit it out along with some with nasty gurgling noises!! sad I'll willing to try anything.... Off to tesco and boots tomorrow it is! Thanks for the advice!

matana Mon 17-Oct-11 10:29:40

Agree with those suggesting syringe, it's the only way DS will take calpol (or antibiotics which he's currently on for tonsillitis). Have you tried baby Nurofen too? You can buy it with a strawberry taste which means they can't taste the ibuprofen (which isn't as bitter as paracetamol). My DS takes that without a hitch and likes the taste. It also lasts for 6 hours and is a great painkiller. You can use it at the same time as calpol - one brings down the temperature, one acts as pain relief.

cbawden Mon 17-Oct-11 16:30:21

Until very recently my DD would never take calpol either. I used to mix it in with an oz of milk or water in her bottle and she'd drink it straight down. I'd usually then follow it with her proper bottle so she didn't spend too much time thinking about how I'd tricked her grin

jjbingo Mon 17-Oct-11 21:40:12

Our baby hates Calpol, too! She used to spit it out all the time, but there are a number of other methods you can use. This article may help - I use the dummy method and it works for us!

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