Best Parenting Hack – Giving Medicine to your Child

As you may have realized by now, one of the toughest jobs of parenting is to give your kid their medicine! After trying multiple ways to not hurt the child during this process (mixing it with chocolate/sugar, using a syringe, aiming for the cheek…. there’s plenty more where these came from!), as a last resort, you end up using all your ninja training to hold both their hands in one of yours and their heads between your thighs, and trying to force feed the medicine into their little wiggly mouths, but alas, 9.9 times out of 10, the medicine ends up all over their chin and your favorite pillow, necessitating a shower and a wash for you and the child asap.image

I was lucky with my son who luuuvveessssss taking medicine (weird, no? But hey, I’m not complaining. At all!). I’ve tried almost everything there is to get the medicine in my 1 year old princess and am here to tell you that perseverance pays off. This week, I realized something she loves doing, and I experimented, and voila… it worked!

So here’s what you do:

Dip a small lollipop in the medicine and let the child lick/suck it each time you dip it. When the medicine’s gone, they can finish the lollipop. Voila!

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Let me know how it goes! If you have any more ideas, do write them in the comments section below.

Good luck!! 🙂

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