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To think that I am the best person to judge what food to give my child

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BlueberryPancake · 13/05/2011 12:09

DS (5) is taking medecine at the moment (Phenoxylmethil Penicillin) it tastes discusting. I have to go to his school to give it to him an hour before his lunch. I usually give him a couple of chocolate buttons to help him get rid of the bad taste in his mouth. One of the admin staff at his school commented on giving him two chocolate buttons! She offered to get him a glass of water instead. I didn't say anything - but really, two chocolate buttons, and there are no other children about so it's not as if they are jealous. Really. Two bleep chocolate buttons.

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TechnoKitten · 14/05/2011 02:44

YADefNotBU! I can't be the only one who remembers being given oral polio vaccine on a sugar cube?!

Chocolate buttons are a very good way of bribing encouraging a child to take meds which mostly have a very bitter aftertaste. I mix pre op sedatives in calpol for exactly the same reasons - the sugar disguises the bitterness.

Ignore the comment.

StealthPolarBear · 14/05/2011 07:06

stuff we used to use certainly was but looks like most aren't

Goblinchild · 14/05/2011 07:17

I have chocolate buttons in my teacher cupboard because they are safe for those with nut allergies. I replace birthday sweet handouts with them for the child I have in class who has allergies.
You have no idea of the willpower required not to scoff the lot before a staff meeting. Smile
She's one of those officious types you meet everywhere, ignore her and pity her children with their horrible medicine and only a glass of water to take away the taste.

Bicnod · 14/05/2011 07:17

This thread has made me start humming Mary Poppins' spoonful of sugar song. That'll be in my head all day now.


savoycabbage · 14/05/2011 07:22

My friend dropped a chocolate button on her nipple when she was breast feeding and before she knew it, the baby had devoured it.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme · 14/05/2011 07:23
StealthPolarBear · 14/05/2011 07:31

excuse me - there is alcoholic grenadine - I linked to some!

I used to work in a restauant and our had some alcohol in - about 4%

fanjoforthemammaries7850 · 14/05/2011 07:46

I give my child chocolate just as a treat for no reason! Take her away now! Grin

ratsnapper · 14/05/2011 08:21

No totally relevant but don't understand why you have to go into school to give him the medicine? Why can't someone there just give it to him?

Goblinchild · 14/05/2011 08:25

That's a whole different thread ratsnapper!

Bartimaeus · 14/05/2011 08:28

savoy Grin

Bloodymary · 14/05/2011 08:29

Oh no, that does not happen anymore ratsnapper you have to go in and administer it yourself!!!
Thank heavens our very small village school allows the staff to do it (tho they probably shouldnt)!

onceamai · 14/05/2011 08:34

I agree with everyone else but would have been minded to say "well if the school would give the meds, the school could make the rules". YANBU

fanjoforthemammaries7850 · 14/05/2011 09:11

Btw, tell her the dentist I worked for gave DD chocolate buttons for her Xmas!

ballstoit · 14/05/2011 09:17

YANBU. Effing school secretaries. Tell her to wind her neck in (well, don't, obviously, but enjoy imagining you can!).

ScroobiousPip · 14/05/2011 09:24

She'd hate my local hospital! Was down there on Thursday as DS (2) had a dislocated elbow - it's very painful to reset so just beforehand the lovely doctor went and got an icelolly (they keep a stash in the emergency room!). It kept DSs other hand busy and was a distraction straight afterwards too.

Chocolate buttons after nasty medicine sound equally sensible if they mean he takes it each time without a fight.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme · 14/05/2011 09:44

SPB your linked is a grenadine cordial, definitely no alcohol in grenadine grenadine.
Anyway, it doesn't matter as long as we don't dose the children with alcohol.
What matters is that OP is not BU.

BlueberryPancake · 14/05/2011 16:53

Schools don't give any medecine except inhallers if a child has an asthma attack and I think antihistamines if they have a severe allergic reaction. The rest has to be administered by the parent or a helper.

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keepingupwiththejoneses · 14/05/2011 17:15

Stupid woman, god I hate receptionist's doesn't she know a glass of water would dilute the medication.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 · 14/05/2011 19:35

'god I hate receptionists'..Hmm good luck getting appointments without any.

TidyDancer · 14/05/2011 19:54

keepingupwiththejoneses, you hate all receptionists?!

What a lovely person you are....


Blu · 14/05/2011 20:07

Give one choc button BEFORE the medicine, and another immediately after. The one beforehand coats the tongue and blocks the taste.

DS was on horrible tasting meds for months and his school were completely sensible about the need to break the 'no sweets or choc' rule in school - he kept a bag of Minstrels in the secretary's office.

CurrySpice · 14/05/2011 20:09

OP your big mistake here is not to realise that the MN great and good are the best people to judge what food to give your child Wink :o

keepingupwiththejoneses · 14/05/2011 22:49

FGS I didn't say I hate them all but having a child with SN seems to bring the bad ones out of the woodwork, you know the ones I mean. The type of receptionists that love the power they hold over you. On the other hand the receptionist in ds3's school is fab.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 · 15/05/2011 02:28

Have a child with SN and have found receptionists sympathetic tbh

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