Here are some ways to give medicine to a baby. More about childhood illnesses.
Give small amounts of medicine at a time to avoid choking.
How to get a toddler to swallow liquid medicine. If you get the thumbs up on that stir the medicine into a small amount of applesauce ice cream or fruit juice. Be sure to ask your child s doctor or your pharmacist before combining or following up your toddler s medication with a favorite treat. Having your children swallow pills is a big step from just taking liquid medication the process can be a frustrating one both for parent and child.
Make it more palatable i tried the flavors that pharmacists can add to liquid medicine and they worked great with my youngest daughter. You can get one at a pharmacy without a prescription. Always use the dosing device that comes with the medication says dr.
Drip the medicine with a dropper or syringe. A simple way to get a child to take medicine is to turn it into a game by maybe making up three spoons or syringes one with juice one with meds and one with water and asking them to drink each to tell you which is the medicine. This may cause your child to choke.
You can get a blank needle less syringe without a prescription from a pharmacy. Sit the child up slip the syringe or dropper full of the correct dose between the teeth or gums within the mouth. Choose the one that you think will work.
Liquid medications usually come with their own cup spoon or syringe to ensure you give your child the correct amount. Let the baby swallow all the medicine before you give more. The cold spoon on the tongue does the same thing as a popsicle lessening your child s ability to taste and numbs it a bit.
To help your baby swallow medicine from an oral syringe or a dropper gently squirt the liquid between his tongue and the side of his mouth not at the back of his throat which could make him gag or choke. You can also use a dropper. After your child swallows the liquid medicine give them something to drink.
Continue reading for tips and tricks for helping. Use one hand to hold the syringe. Open your child s mouth by pushing down on the chin.
Use the other to open your child s mouth. Do not squirt medicine directly at the back of the baby s throat. If your child is old enough to eat solids find out if you can get the medicine in tablet form crush it up and mix it with a little food.
That will drown out the taste. Tips for giving medicine to infants. Applesauce à la penicillin isn t half bad but remember if you do mix the meds into something else your toddler needs to eat or drink the whole thing in order to get the full dosage.