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    Default How do you get your little one to take medicine?

    Like the title asks, how do you get your little one to take medicine? My bub is 1yr old, and now spits out his Panadol and Nurofen! Any tips?

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    I would slip the syringe into bubs mouth while she was breastfeeding. If your not breastfeeding you could try a Tula Tula Eezimed dummy.

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    Lay them back and put the syringe in the side of the mouth and squirt. Followed by a drink of water/milk.

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    I have this same problem. If I try and give either panadol or nurofen she will usually power vomit everywhere a few seconds later? I think its a gag reflex?

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    My DS hated panadol so I swapped to Dymadon (paracetamol - just a different brand and flavour). This helped immensely as he actually like the taste so made it heaps easier to give it to him. From memory having him lying down while giving it was easier.

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    Default How do you get your little one to take medicine?

    Quote Originally Posted by wobbleyhorse View Post
    My DS hated panadol so I swapped to Dymadon (paracetamol - just a different brand and flavour). This helped immensely as he actually like the taste so made it heaps easier to give it to him. From memory having him lying down while giving it was easier.
    Same here dd preferred dymadon and Advil (nurofen). She kept that down.

    As she got older it definitely got harder to give her medicine, I usually left a syringe lying on the table or on the side of bathtub during bath time so usually she'd eventually pick it up and stick it in her mouth and I'd run over and squeeze it in lol

    Make sure you try to aim for the side of mouth it helps prevent them from bring able to spit it out, lying down will do the same
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    Ooh thanks for these suggestions. That Tula Eezimed dummy looks like it might be worth a go!

    I can get the syringe into his mouth and squirt, and that used to work, but he's started spitting it all out again, and I'm left trying to scoop up the liquid and put it back in his mouth! Doesn't go well ☺

    Might have to try other brands too, thanks.

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    We've just had the last 4 days of DS refusing it too - he'd screw his mouth shut.

    What we found helped was a little at a time and I would sort of stroke under his chin to make him swallow. The nurse did it with his rotavirus immunisation and it worked!

    We've tried different brands etc, he's just not keen. Completely different to my DD who asks for more lol.

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    A nurse taught me to put the syringe into the side of the childs mouth rather than the middle. This seems to work

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    Agree with PP, lie them down and use the syringe in the side of their mouth. I syringe it in, then quickly pop DDs dummy in straight away. She sucks on the dummy straight away and sort of swallows it by accident


 

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