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how to get toddler to take medicine?

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    bagel is offline Registered User
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    how to get toddler to take medicine?

    Hello Ladies,

    My toddler is resistant every time he needs to take his cough/cold medicine. I have tried hiding it in yogurts, soups, milk, juices but he spits it out and if I force him to take it by holding him down, he will stick his fingers into his mouth and throw up. I am at a loss how to get him to take his medicine. Any creative ideas that worked for you would be much appreciated!!

    Thank you!

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    I would pretend to give it to my daughter's stuffed friends like Elmo or Zoe and say that they really liked their medicine and how good of a job they did. Also, I would have her give the medicine to her stuffed friends and explain to her what the medicine does. I would also give it to her and have her take it herself. Make it "fun" like say how good it tastes and make it a game. Good luck!

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    My son would take any medicine if I mixed it with Yakault. Yakault is so super sweet that it disguises the taste. Hope this helps.

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    I haven't tried this, but my friend gives her LO ice cream first and gets him to hold it in his mouth long enough to numb it. Then she gives the medicine. I mix the medicine with juices (more than one to disguise the taste) and then get him to suck it up a straw as fast as he can. Good luck!

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    Our trick is to load it into a syringe and then to give it to our little one, she squirts it into her own mouth and thinks it is a fun game. Worth a try!

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    Don't tell him its medicine, say its juice. Most kids medicines are super sweet anyways so they won't know. Try putting it in a tiny fancy bottle or something.

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    It kills me to admit this but I say, if you have your medicine, you can have some chocolate....

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    Sassy we hv used m&ms for potty training n medicine :)
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