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24/06/2013 at 06:42
How do I get antibiotics into M? It's liquid form and tastes vile (sweet with a terrible bitter after taste). I tried hiding in milk, he refused it! I've considered juice but this would be last resort... Short of pinning him town and pinching his nose (joke) what do I do?!
24/06/2013 at 06:53
I also had trouble getting my son to have antibiotics too, I also tried everything putting it is food, he didn't eat, put it in drinks, didn't drink it, he spat everything out. He was older about 3 years and I tried bribery but nothing worked, in the end I used a syringe and just had to squirt it in and hope it went down, wasn't nice to do but I knew he needed to take them. X
24/06/2013 at 06:54
We made a big fuss over it being "yum yums" when E had some and just tried to get it in quick. She was older than M though.
Have you tried with a syringe - the ones you get with calpol, dentinox etc? That's what we use for her vitamins. I have to trick her into opening her mouth, then just quickly squirt it in (which she always looks disgusted at!).
24/06/2013 at 06:55
Just thought if it has the bitter taste afterwards try offering him his milk straight after so it might help to get rid of the taste. Hope he gets better soon
24/06/2013 at 09:04
Yes tried the syringe but literally have to force his mouth open! Not sure how much he's taken now though...
24/06/2013 at 10:10
I tend to squeeze the cheeks, shove syringe in and then clap, cheer and offer Isaac a snack!
I used to think 'how can these parents say they can't get medicine into their children' as Lucas used to just take it fine, no issues at all....then Isaac created merry hell and spat his out constantly, he's a night mare and runs away when he sees the syringe, so we (well me as h can't do it!) just offer him it, he refuses so I squeeze his cheeks and fire it in, then just cuddle, clap, cheer etc!
L actually asks for medicine when he's not poorly
24/06/2013 at 10:23
I do simular to CP, gently squeeze cheeks and fire it in then offer milk/snack afterwards
24/06/2013 at 11:21
CP- E is the same as L. She offered to have Ms medicine for him today I'm just going to continue the fighting route then haha
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