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Is there a trick to get 18month old DS to take his medicine?

(5 Posts)
getoffthecoffeetable Wed 03-Oct-12 19:45:13

DS has a bad ear infection. He's now cottoned on to the yellow stuff (amoxycillin) being his medicine and he just spits it out. Have tried syringe and spoon. This evening, I think we've wasted at least 4 doses of his 7 day supply with him just spitting it out.
Are there any tricks please? It's the banana flavoured medicine so have already tried having flavoured version - which incidentally has also made illuminous stains on his face and clothes! Thanks

Gigondas Wed 03-Oct-12 19:47:12

Lie him down in bathroom (as yellow stuff stains like anything), hold mouth open and squeeze dose in via syringe and feed chocolate buttons after as a bribe. It is pretty much same technique I used in pets but seemed to be only effective way.

getoffthecoffeetable Wed 03-Oct-12 20:14:10

Thanks Gigondas, will give that a go. Wish I'd known about the staining before he spat it all over me spilt it on my top!
I can convince the dog to take medicine, just wrap it in ham, won't work with wee one though, he doesn't eat ham. Darn it!

Gigondas Wed 03-Oct-12 20:15:02

I know- goodness knows why they have to make it so lurid

getoffthecoffeetable Wed 03-Oct-12 20:23:23

I can see that my next post will be in Housekeeping about how to get the awful yellow stains out of the clothes lol!

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