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How do you get antibiotics down a 22 month old?

(11 Posts)
posieflump Sat 12-Jul-08 07:17:10

Shoild I be putting it in her milk?

Zit Sat 12-Jul-08 07:32:20

You can do - although she might not take it. Ds is the worst at taking medicine. I have to pin him down and put it in with a syringe. Sounds horrible but over with very quickly! Milk is obviously the best option.

pipsy76 Sat 12-Jul-08 07:34:15

please don't mix with milk some antibiotics will not be absorbed properly if mixed with milk. Oral syringe is your best option I'm afraid, good luck

CoteDAzur Sat 12-Jul-08 07:38:03

Measure, then pull it into the syringe that comes with paracetamol, ibuprofen, etc. Give it to baby through the side of her mouth so she can't spit out.

belgo Sat 12-Jul-08 07:39:40

I remember putting a drop at a time onto my finger and wiping it on the inside of my baby's cheek (could have been younger the 22 months though).

egypt Sat 12-Jul-08 07:53:35

syringe. on your lap reclined, head to left, one arm under your left armpit, other in your left hand. squeeze into cheek. hold chin closed until swallowed.

egypt Sat 12-Jul-08 07:53:36

syringe. on your lap reclined, head to left, one arm under your left armpit, other in your left hand. squeeze into cheek. hold chin closed until swallowed.

egypt Sat 12-Jul-08 07:54:09

oops

Othersideofthechannel Sat 12-Jul-08 07:58:38

The ones we have been prescribed have always been so sweet and fruit flavoured we just gave on a spoon and whether baby/child they have always asked for more.

fledtoscotland Sat 12-Jul-08 14:44:14

if its amoxicillin, try putting it in ambrosia banana custard.

hth

hellion Sat 12-Jul-08 21:29:30

If its fluccloacilin you have my sympathies -it smells disgusting and tastes worse. We tried adding to a variety of drinks including juice, squash - even fruits shoots did not hide the taste. In the end, we had to wrap him in a towel, and syringe it slowly into his mouth.

It did get easier the more he got used to it. Good Luck. It is horrible but it has got to be better than whatever they are being treated for.

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