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Any tips to get a 2yo with a sore lip to eat/drink?

(10 Posts)
MildDrPepperAddiction Mon 16-Feb-15 19:05:58

Dd fell today and split her lip. Gp has said to let it heal on its own.

She hasn't eaten since breakfast and is hungry, but she's afraid to eat.

Tried plain foods, straw, offered chocolate, but nothing.

MildDrPepperAddiction Mon 16-Feb-15 19:06:39

A straw to drink through, I didn't offer her straw to eat! grin

ThreeFrazzledFandangos Mon 16-Feb-15 19:09:12

Rocket Ice lolly? Might numb it a bit and get some liquid into her at the same time?

MildDrPepperAddiction Mon 16-Feb-15 19:13:35

Thanks. That might be a start!

MERLYPUSSEDOFF Mon 16-Feb-15 20:39:37

Ice cream or yoghurt.

MildDrPepperAddiction Mon 16-Feb-15 20:47:19

Tried jelly and ice cream. First refusal ever!

MildDrPepperAddiction Tue 17-Feb-15 13:29:39

Hopeful bump. Still nothing hmm

Seeline Tue 17-Feb-15 13:39:43

Could try using a medicine syringe with more liquid stuff - yogurt, milk, custard.
Sticks of stuff - cucumber, carrot - perhaps she could poke them in her mouth on the other side.

MildDrPepperAddiction Tue 17-Feb-15 13:44:58

Syringe is a good idea. I'll need to get DH to get one from the chemist.

Seeline Tue 17-Feb-15 13:47:41

You could use one from the calpol bottle smile

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