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Getting kids to take meds Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55081 posts
status 13th Apr '13

How do you get your kid to take meds?



Cora is almost 5 and is now on two daily meds and I have to hold her down everytime it's time for her to take it.



She cries and tries to fight. But as soon as she gets the meds, she is happily on her way like nothing happened.



I offer the meds in a dose cup. I give her ample time to take it herself. I offer a reward for after taking it. That is all moot



I give her about 5 minutes to take it on her own before I have to hold her down and give it to her.



It cannot be mixed with food or drink. And they don't taste bad at all. She just has strong oral aversions.



What works for your kids?

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26868 posts
13th Apr '13

My 4 yo takes two pills a day and dry swallows them, lol.



Is it liquid?

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55081 posts
status 13th Apr '13
Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:" My 4 yo takes two pills a day and dry swallows them, lol. Is it liquid?"


yeah it's liquid. I don't think she could handle pills.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112488 posts
13th Apr '13

My 5 year old still gets the syringe sometimes...pow right in the kisser.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
13th Apr '13

mix it in a small 2 oz drink or a small portion of food they will never know I do it with my son all the time with yogurt or juice when he needs meds.

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
13th Apr '13

I usually do the syringe or chewables. I'm mean and just make him do it.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55081 posts
status 13th Apr '13
Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:" My 5 year old still gets the syringe sometimes...pow right in the kisser."


Yup. I have to do that too.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112488 posts
13th Apr '13
Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):" mix it in a small 2 oz drink or a small portion of food they will never know I do it with my son all the time with yogurt or juice when he needs meds."


It cant be mixed.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55081 posts
status 13th Apr '13
Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):" mix it in a small 2 oz drink or a small portion of food they will never know I do it with my son all the time with yogurt or juice when he needs meds."


Read :)



It can't be mixed, as per her doctors orders.



Not to mention that every time in the past that I have tried to mix meds, she can taste it in the food/drink and won't touch it.

. Way, MA, United States 73777 posts
13th Apr '13

I just tell my LO she needs it to feel better and explain what it's for and wait till she's ready. I also have a drink ready to wash it down right after.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
13th Apr '13

I dunno... my son loves to take medicine! :oops: Maybe try putting it in a regular, but small, cup? I know this sounds weird...... but like a shot glass, maybe? Like... buy a shot glass and decorate it. You can tell her that since she's such a big girl, she gets a big girl glass to take her medicine from. And then play it up like it's the coolest thing ever... like "Yess!! Aren't you so excited?! You get to use your big girl medicine glass now!"

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55081 posts
status 13th Apr '13
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Amanda Contento Florida 2300 posts
13th Apr '13

my daughter is 8 and has no problems. Tell her if she doesn't take it on her own then you will have to hold her down. It's so silly that she is acting like that and you have to hold her down. I wouldn't reward her after she takes it because it's her medicine. I'd put her in time-out and tell her when she gets out then she needs to take her medicine.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55081 posts
status 13th Apr '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" I dunno... my son loves to take medicine! :oops: Maybe try putting it in a regular, but small, cup? I ... [snip!] ... up like it's the coolest thing ever... like "Yess!! Aren't you so excited?! You get to use your big girl medicine glass now!" "


That is an idea! Where can I find the children shot glass section? :) :)

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
13th Apr '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" That is an idea! Where can I find the children shot glass section? :) :)"


Bahahaha! :D