Giving medicine to babies can be tough, but one mom shares a very clever trick. Try it out, moms and dads!
We hate it when our babies fall ill for more reasons than one. Of course, no parents likes seeing their little ones suffer, but there's also the absolute agony of giving medicine to babies who just don't want it!
I remember when my kids were babies, giving them medicine when they were sick was a torturous experience. I resorted to all kinds of ridiculous tricks to try and get those meds down. Usually, the end result was:
- Baby pursing mouth super tight
- Baby yelling and crying like I was trying to murder him
- Baby shaking head furiously while yelling and crying
- Spilling the meds
- Vomiting the meds
Usually, it was all of the above.
So when I saw this clever mom's nifty trick,* I was delighted (to share it with you all) and sad (because why didn't I know about this when my boys were babies?).
Here it is moms and dads. The life-saver you need to give your babies medicine without a fuss when they are sick.
3 easy steps to feed your baby medicine, fuss-free
UK mom Helena Lee's little bub Alfie was not well recently. In a Facebook post, she explains:
FOR ALL MOMMIES...
So for the last 24hours ive struggled to get alfie to take calpol, he has ended up covered in half of it where he spits it at me......
Then i remembered seeing this trick..
Not 1 bit got wasted and no tears!
Step 1: Insert medicine syringe in baby's favourite teat
Step 2: Fill with the required quantity of medicine
Step 3: Watch baby drink meds like a champ!
Pretty simple, right moms and dads? Of course, this technique* would work only if your baby is used to a bottle.
Do you have any tricks up your sleeve on how to make giving medicine to little ones easier? Share them with us, please!
Republished with permission from: theAsianParent Singapore