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How do I get a 3yr old to take penicillin?

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Jen44 Sat 25-Jun-11 19:06:43

DS - nearly 4 - has always been difficult taking nasty tasting medicine. Just had to pin him down and it still went everywhere. First we tried a bribe of chocolate, then tried holding his nose, neither worked. Traumatic for all - any ideas gratefully received.
Thank you smile

Rooble Sat 25-Jun-11 19:15:57

Use a syringe and squirt it down the back of his throat so it doesn't touch his tongue, then a reward chocolate to prevent any risk of the tongue being contaminated with the taste? (tends to work in this household!)

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