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    Default How to get baby to swallow Panadol etc?

    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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    Have you tried squirting it down the side if his mouth towards the back so that it sort of bypasses the tongue?

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    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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    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

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    DS prefers the taste of nurofen, it worked much better for us for teething too.

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    Why not try suppositories http://www.childrenspanadol.com.au/P...ositories.aspx


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    I second dymadon.

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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.

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    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.

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    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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