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    Default Toddler spitting out antibiotics help

    DS has hand, foot and mouth aswell as an ear infection oh and a cold. Poor fella Anyways he is on antibiotics for the ear infection. He has 5mls orally every 8hrs BUT when we use the syringe it's like a volcano exploding! He spits it everywhere. Any tips on how to give it to him? He's not eating much so I'm not to keen on putting it on food etc. Help! Im really thinking of pulling him out of daycare he has had a cold since starting in June this year

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    Default Toddler spitting out antibiotics help

    Poor little one :-(
    Why don't you want to put it in food? What about some juice?

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    Default Toddler spitting out antibiotics help

    Because he is sick he's been really fussy with food. Will have one mouthful then refuse anymore.

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    Default Toddler spitting out antibiotics help

    Maybe try a spoon with a bit of honey or jam. That's what we had to do a couple of weeks ago

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    Default Toddler spitting out antibiotics help

    Is there anything he really loves?? DD used to refuse her meds, I'd mix it in with her custard and she was none the wiser i'd take a spoonful of custard, couple drops of antibiotics, mix, and feed. That way i knew she was getting the full dose. or u could mix it in with a little juice...

    It takes them a few months to build up their immunity in daycare. I started DD in feb, and the first 3-4 months it seemed like she'd miss daycare every other week coz she'd picked up a cold, cough, gastro etc But I'm glad I kept her in, she doesn't get as sick as she used to

    Inner Health Plus for kids might help, probiotics can help boost their immune system

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    I can't think of another way other than to mix it in with something seriously yummy like ice cream chocolate custard juice whatever is a fav... Good luck :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mum2one99 View Post
    does she actually need antibiotics. google the multiple studies out there about how minimal the difference is to outcomes with or without antibiotics.

    my DS had recurrent ear infections in his first winter in daycare. at 18mo was referred to a specialist ENT and had the usual glue ear and had low frequency hearing loss as a result. i discussed with the specialist what to do with the next ear infections and he was adamant that unlesss their temp was very high, or unresponsive to panadol/neurofen, or not resolving in 48hrs, then to ride out the infections with just pain reflef and no antibiotics. this is what we have done since with no problems.

    might be worth discussing with ur GP.

    and second winter in daycare we have had half as many colds and no ear infections at all!!!!! so hang in there :-)

    we used to mix antibiotics in banana " up and gos" as he lovedthem
    exactly this. i would just not give them.
    my son was on antibiotics prescribed by the children's hospital paed when he was a toddler. he fought, struggles, spat.....everything. after about 5 days i went to our gp for help and he said it was a foul tasting medicine and prescribed a different one.
    but the damage was done, i couldn't even give him panadol after that. with a 40 degree temperature, hiding panadol (dymadon, nurofen, every flavor tried) and hiding it in chocolate ice-cream he had developed such a dislike of any medicine that anything with the slightest taste he would refuse.
    then we tried suppositories (yeah, right....)
    either get him a different type of antis or just take him off them and monitor him.

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    Oh poor thing! My son was like that too when he was sick a while ago and I tried everything! I wanted to make sure he was getting the right amount too. I hooked and there's a lot of tips online! I tried a few and here's what worked for me. It's a bit harsh but it works!
    I put only a little bit at a time in the syringe, then I got my DH to hold him in a craddle position, make sure his hands are out of the way. Then I squeeze his cheeks together so his mouth is forced to stay open, then I insert the syringe into his mouth towards the back cheek of his mouth. Then I would quickly remove the syringe and massage his cheeks together. Make sure his head is held back a bit. That way they can't spit it out. You can try that on yourself, that's what I did first, but you got to squeeze pretty hard to make sure they stay open. I let him run around or relax a bit after every little but, sometimes it takes me 10 min to give him 1 full dose.
    Other things to try is to blow in their face or tickle their chin, apparently works for many people. Mixing in food or drink doesn't work for me unfortunately.
    Good luck!

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    Default Toddler spitting out antibiotics help

    Bribing with chocolate or lollies worked here and lots of praise when she had it. Hid panadol in milo once but she worked it out so was only good for one dose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babyduck77 View Post
    Bribing with chocolate or lollies worked here and lots of praise when she had it. Hid panadol in milo once but she worked it out so was only good for one dose!
    This worked for us too! After many fights with antibiotics, I would put two smarties on a plate with the antibiotics all ready to go. I explained that if he has the medicine he could have the smarties. It worked, and eventually it got easier and it didn't take long to get to the point that he doesn't need smarties anymore and takes any medicine with ease.


 

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