Medicine Help

Leandra - posted on 07/30/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My daughter age 3 loves taking medicine, so much that she will fake illnesses to take medicine. Most of the time I know when she is really in pain and when she is not. Is there any pain relievers for toddlers that taste bad and not like candy. Maybe I shouldn't worry about it, but I really don't want her thinking medicine is a treat.

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Jodi - posted on 07/31/2013

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Well, you could just stop giving it to her if you know she doesn't need it. No is a very powerful word for her to get used to. She will only think medicine is a treat if you keep giving it to her when she doesn't need it. If you give her one that tastes bad, what's going to happen the next time she really needs it? That's right, she will refuse to take it. You might just be making a rod for your own back.

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