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How do I get my pox covered 2yr old to take piriton?

(7 Posts)
growingbagpuss Wed 20-Jun-07 17:20:33

My 2 yr old rotten Chicken pox - spots in ALL the worst place.

He lets me put calamine lotion on, but he is terrible at taking medicine.

the only way i can get him to take Calpol is by hiding it Ribena.

Piriton, which might give us, and him a good night's sleep is minty, and i have no hope of hiding it.

I've tried syringes, spoons......

p.s - I'm a flaming nurse so should be used to awkward customers!!

ledodgy Wed 20-Jun-07 17:21:12

Have you tried hiding it in Mint choc chip ice cream?

growingbagpuss Wed 20-Jun-07 17:22:10

not a bad idea - but that would require getting some!!!!

certainly worth a try once Dh is home and I can nip out...

Wisteria Wed 20-Jun-07 17:23:19

melt chocolate and freeze it with piriton in little icecube trays then tell him it's magic minty chocolate from the planet zaaarrg x

ledodgy Wed 20-Jun-07 17:23:48

failing that trick him by giving him a spoonfu;l of something he likes then quickly swapping the next spoonful with the medicine, mean I know but gets the job done.

growingbagpuss Thu 21-Jun-07 08:08:18

Thanks for the advice guys -as we were lacking in both ice cream, and time to melt/freeeze choc, i opted for the honest approach, and got him to kiss it, lick it etc.. and eventually dropped 1/2 a ml on his tongue at a time - and he took it!!

Not sure it will work twice!....

Wisteria Thu 21-Jun-07 09:18:27

Well done you - at least he took it!!

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