8 month old DS is a master at spitting out Panadol etc. I drop it in a tiny bit at a time, only to see it trickling out the corner of his mouth as he pushes his tongue up and expels it. How can I get him to swallow it?! I've tried putting it in his food, but often when he needs it is when he's not eating well anyway (teething, sick etc). Help!
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28-04-2013 10:28 #1Senior Member
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How to get baby to swallow Panadol etc?
28-04-2013 10:33 #2
Have you tried squirting it down the side if his mouth towards the back so that it sort of bypasses the tongue?
28-04-2013 10:34 #3
My little one would always spit Panadol so I switched to dymadon he seems to like that one better and now has no problem
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28-04-2013 10:47 #4Senior Member
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My son prefers nurofen. It's more of a gel texture so it doesn't dibble out. But you could try putting a dummy in straight after giving it to him
28-04-2013 10:48 #5
DS prefers the taste of nurofen, it worked much better for us for teething too.
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28-04-2013 10:53 #7
I second dymadon.
28-04-2013 10:57 #8-
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Like a PP said, place the syringe to the side of the mouth and squirt it in.
My DD takes Nurofen better than Panadol. Pharmacist said it was more pleasant tasting than Panadol when I bought it.
28-04-2013 11:10 #9
Dymadon fan here too - it's paracetamol, same drug as panadol.
Nurofen is ibuprofen - a different and stronger drug. Make sure it isn't given on an empty stomach as it can hurt their tummy.
28-04-2013 11:45 #10
Put it in a tiny bit of toddler juice? I still have this problem with my 3 year old who won't even drink juice!! We end up putting it in one of those very sweet baby yoghurts. I also second the pp that said aim to the side of the mouth, I've seen nurses do that at the hospital. Try different flavoured ones, the baby Panadol is cherry vanilla the thought even makes me
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