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tkband3 Fri 26-Aug-11 21:53:40

How can I get DT1 (6) to take Movicol? We've tried it in chocolate milk, ribena and apple juice (which nearly made her sick!). It was a real battle this evening to get her to take about 1/3 of the dose...any other ideas? Even her sisters (and me and DH) trying it to show her it wasn't that bad didn't convince her.

Any ideas gratefully received!

WomblingUpsideDown Fri 26-Aug-11 22:35:34

Try it mixed into syrup.

fivegomadindorset Fri 26-Aug-11 22:37:25

DD gagged on Movicol, she is on Sennakot, maybe worth asking for some to see if that is better?

vincentvangogh Sat 27-Aug-11 13:20:03

Our trick (and it's worked with DS2 for over a year now) is to put it in his bedtime milk without telling him. It doesn't taste - you just need to make sure she doesn't spot you doing it.

Good luck, and I hope it works for your DD as well as it does for DS2.

MissBetsyTrotwood Sat 27-Aug-11 16:48:38

We found lemony things worked best - squash etc. The slightly salty, thick taste seemed to be offset better by the sharpness of the lemon.

tkband3 Sat 27-Aug-11 23:31:12

Thanks very much for all the tips. Will give it a couple more tries, but may ask for an alternative...

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