Giving my child medicine almost seems impossible most of the time. Until recently, I have had a full on battle royal on my hands. Medication time was like Ronda Rousy vs. Georges St-Pierre. If there was a way to escape my attempts Silas could find it. It did not matter if I was holding him down, sitting on him, or anything else. You could bet that the majority of the medicine I was trying to give him was not going into his mouth. I did not even attempt at using a spoon or that nonsense cup that comes with most medicines. Nope, a syringe was the tactic suggested by his pediatrician the first time I mentioned giving him medicine was a problem.
This worked for a while but now that Silas is older, bigger, and much stronger I have now run into issues again. I am not a big woman. At 3 ½ Silas is already over half my size (thanks daddy!). My futile attempts at administering medicine have gone on to be unsuccessful.
To combat this, I started searching the Internet for other options. I have found the perfect one; mixing the medicine with a drink. This both covers the taste of the medicine and eliminates the syringe. Why the hell didn’t I think of that myself?? Now, medicine time is a breeze. There is always a drink that a medicine can be mixed with to cover the taste. If you have a child you are having trouble giving medicine to I suggest trying this. It has worked wonders for us!