Any suggestions for getting a 1 year old to take antibiotics? He just spits and spits the entire time I try to make him take it. Tried putting it in applesauce, yogurt, even chocolate pudding, no luck!!! Help!!!!


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Sarah - posted on 10/15/2013




would suggest a flavoring enhancer for kids 2 year old gives me a hard time swallowing zantac syrup and gags on it everytime i wanna give it to him .it is very minty and friend told me about this product ...Flavor+ medicine flavoring drops for baby.i found it on ebay and amazon.i tried the grape flavor and my baby stop gagging and is taking his medicine finally without too much hussle.the product has a sweetener enhancer and a bitterness suppressor and is all natural .it made my life so much less stressful

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Try putting the meds in jelly (I guess it might be called jello in the US?) It worked on my daughter cos jelly is a treat and she gobbled it all up!

Mel - posted on 04/14/2009




my daughter has been tube fed since 2 months so we're lucky we can put everything down the tube with panadol etc but when trying to get her to drink her bottle (she is now 12 months) the nurses hold her arms down put her on her back and put it into her mouth with a syringe so it goes down however its not very nice to watch also if you blow on their face very quickly apparently it makes them swallow the nurses told me its how they get babies to have medicine. anyway im not at all recommending the forcing i was just letting you know my situation :) strange that he wont even have it in yogurt or anything. putting it into his bottle is prob best.

Shelagh - posted on 04/14/2009




I got really concerned when my son was exactly like this - what if he was really, seriously, ill?? Then I realised that if he was that ill, he could have the medicine given intravenously. Limit the amount of medicine you need to give him - antibiotics don't work for colds and flu, so don't give yourself the trauma of trying to get him to take them. Also, if the antibiotic he needs is available in a different flavour, maybe that would make the difference - discuss it with your doctor. With my son, I came to the conclusion that if he was well enough to be spitting and fighting (and pink Calpol is a devil to get out of a cream terry dressing gown), he probably wasn't that poorly anyway. I don't understand why manufacturers can't just make an 'orange juice' flavoured medicine - strange strawberry or banana flavoured ones are sure to make any intelligent child suspicious.

Stasha - posted on 04/14/2009




he is breastfed, so no bottles, won't take those either!! and refuses to be fed nearly anything nearly all the time! stubborn little Taurus he is!!! have been using a syringe but he razzles his tongue and spits the entire time....going to have to try blowing in his face....might work!

Ericka - posted on 04/14/2009




If you mix it in the bottle the bottle cannot be full. A small amount that is chilled. Juice works the best as far as the taste being hidden. Good Luck

Shawanda - posted on 04/14/2009




Have you tried using a syringe and sticking it in the cheek way in the back of there mouth and then blowing into there face. It works for my little girl all the time.

Melissa - posted on 04/14/2009




yeah I have had problems with my kids taking their meds I just mixed it in the bottle..

Tina - posted on 04/14/2009




try makin it as a game u pretend to take and say its nice and that and try and see does he want if not make nosies like a airplanes or animal nosies and graduliey put it 2 his mouth and c will he take it i have 2 wiv my son

User - posted on 04/14/2009




Post a reply! i would try to mix it in his bottle

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