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30/01/2014 at 09:31
O ( 8 months) has conjunctivitis.....the eye drops are going down like a fart in an astronaut suit. Can any one give me any tips or hints as to how I can get these drops in his eyes PLEEEAAASSSEEEEEEE!! Ive tried it when he is asleep and he just wakes up!!
30/01/2014 at 09:50
Rather than try to get them to open their eyes to put the drops in we do the following with W
Lie her on the floor. Kneel down over her so your legs are either side of her and you can pin her arms against the side of her body with your legs ( so she can't rub her eyes.
She will without doubt have her eyes squeezed shut but just put the drops in the corner of her eyes anyway.
Keep her head facing up towards the ceiling, talk to her, make noises etc , do whatever to get her to open her eyes- drops trickle from corner of her eye into her eye.
It's still quite tricky as W knows what we're doing and takes ages to open her eyes but it's the best way I've found
30/01/2014 at 10:04
Ah its horrible trying to get them in. As horrible as it sounds the best way I've found is to pin them down either over your knee or on the floor, pinning their arms to their side and putting the drops in and keep him pinned down with his head straight until some of the drops have gone in.
30/01/2014 at 10:05
We used to pin her down and force her eyes open. This is perhaps not necessarily the best approach! Conjunctivitis is such a pain when they're small. Sometimes we would wash the eyes first with cotton wool to clean the gunk which she didn't mind as much and then whip them in when she wasn't looking. And sometimes one of us would hold her down while the other put them in.
30/01/2014 at 10:07
I've had to give L eye drops since he was a newborm. The older he got the harder it was especially as the drops are more like a paste. But kneel on arms or over shoulders, or lay aross your lap and keep arms out the way and even if the eye is closed put in the corner and they will bink it in.
30/01/2014 at 10:25
are we talking inner or outer corner?
30/01/2014 at 10:26
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