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My toddler will take medicine

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zetaJ Wed 14-Sep-11 20:11:34

Any ideas on how to make a toddler take medicine, she will not let me put the spoon anywhere close to her mouth?

Graciescotland Wed 14-Sep-11 20:14:08

Nurofen for children are doing easy use syringes. DS won't take medicine from a spoon but he will from those.

cbmum Wed 14-Sep-11 20:19:05

I had this a few weeks ago. DD1 was prescribed awful tasting medicine. I used old fashioned bribery. Here is a chocolate button to take the taste away etc. Another tip I was told by a doctor friend is that in A&E they use frozen lollies to numb the tongue then give awful tasting meds so you don't taste them!

nilequeen Wed 14-Sep-11 20:31:20

My DD was and still is an absolute nightmare at taking medicine. Loads of well meaning people offer advice "Have you tried..." I wanted to strangle them. Tried everything and got through the first two years (and ten teeth!) without her taking medicine.

However, I've now developed a fool proof method that tricks her every time...
- buy a small carton of juice (let child choose it if it helps)
- without them seeing, empty the contents into a glass
- using a syringe from chemist, put the correct dosage into the empty carton
- using the syringe, top up the carton with some juice
- give it to your child and hopefully they'll drink it.

Good luck!

If all else fails, you can get paracetamol suppositories on prescription. Do it quick with a nappy change and it's over before you know it.

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