How do you get a toddler to take his medicine?

Dawn - posted on 01/13/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My boy is 2 and he spits most of it out, I have tried a spoon, syringe, putting it in a small cup like his juice, mixing it wit a bit of juice. I have resorted to pinning him and forcing it but then sometimes he is sick because it goes down the wrong way. Any other suggestions.

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Dawn - posted on 01/14/2009

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it is anibiotic, he is only on them for a week, we have found that he like his paracetamol liquid which is red. lastnight we mixd the two in one syringe and he took it with no fuss. i think if he is not due any paracetamol i will put a bit of red food colouring in it.

Tasha - posted on 01/13/2009

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I'm not sure what kind of medicine he is on, but can you get it in a pill form that he can chew???? I know my 3 yr old loves her floride tablets better than she did the dropper form, it is almost like a treat to her now.

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