Okay…I have a confession to make:
I have no idea how to get a young child to take terrible medicine.
And I’ve spent the last ten days trying.
I finally realized that sometimes you just have to do whatever works. And, what worked this week (most of the time) was a powdered doughnut after every dose. The medicine my child was taking is terrible tasting and full of grit. I imagine taking it is much like drinking sand, and it turns out the powdery doughnuts helped take some of that sandy feeling away much quicker than water. They didn’t work every time, but those doughnuts did help get us through the week.
How do you convince your kids to take their medicine?
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I give you a big thumbs up for doing what worked and for not feeling guilty about it. I just liken this on a majorly smaller scale to how Jesus endured the cross … he did it for the joy set before him. (Hebrews 12:2).
Eos Mom says
I hear ya! My son had to take 2 rounds of an antibiotic he hated (so 20 days total). We ended up diluting half a dose at a time in his fave drink and forcing him to drain it–such a dreadful headache for us all. Good job getting it done!
We use small candy (like M&M or Skittles or Swedish Fish) or mini marshmallows with chewable medicine.
For the liquid kind, some sort of drink generally, occassionally a candy.
Mary Poppins would have told you that a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down!