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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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x2boys · 15/05/2011 13:48

Very silly nanny state i remember getting i think my polio medicine [ you had to have it in your mouth not injection] on a suger lump i was born early seventies

elphabadefiesgravity · 15/05/2011 13:53

Absolutely. Ds had only been in school 2 weeks when he had to take flucloxacillin for cellulitus (4 times a day so no possibility of not having a dose at school) and he almost ended up in hospital becasue he woulnd't take it becasue of the awful taste.

The only way we managed inthe end (and it was foul) was to hide it in very very strong ribena or vimto (no other squashes disguised the taste). The school had no problem with me going in to give it every day. They would have done it themselves but were understandably not allowed to administer medicine in such a hidden way. They phoned me at work to say they could not get him to take a normal spoonful.

Absolutely YANBU if chocolate takes away the taste and encoutages your child to have their meidicine then I would give 20 buttons if need be.

vintageteacups · 15/05/2011 14:02

two before and two after I find preps the mouth for what's coming! DD and DS have always had buttons when taking foul tasting meds.

She's bonkers and YADNBU.

vintageteacups · 15/05/2011 14:03

Oh and at DD's first primary, I took the buttons in as they gave her the meds and her TA suggested me taking some chocolate for afterwards!

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