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How to stop calpol being a battle - tips please!

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babybouncer Sat 05-Jan-13 14:26:33

DD is really unwilling to take calpol (or any other medicine!) if she is sat at the table with her big brother and he has his medicine from a spoon or syringe, she is likely to copy nicely, but now he has finished his medicine and she is still having antibiotics and calpol and it is such a battle!

Anyone got any tips on how to get her to take it nicely?

OddBoots Sat 05-Jan-13 14:28:28

Can her big brother be roped in to having a syringe of yoghurt while she has her meds?

Bearandcub Sat 05-Jan-13 14:33:35

Squirt into the cheek rather than on the tongue. Not sure if that's helpful. Been up since 3...

TotallyEggFlipped Sat 05-Jan-13 14:36:05

I'm not sure if you could do it with antibiotics, but I add paracetamol or ibuprofen suspension to DD's cup with some diluted squash. We have suppositories for when she has a fever and won't drink.

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