since he was running a 104.6 temp she check him out and found that he had an ear infection she gave meds for it and he will not take it he spits it right out when i try to give it 2 him i called the pharmacy and they said i cold put it in his bottle well this little stinker will not drink his bottle so i tried juice and he wont drink the juice either any ideas other ideas on how to make him take it or trick him 2 take it ?
by JanetDecember 11, 2012 at 6:46 PM
How old is he?
December 11, 2012 at 7:39 PM
Then blow on his face to make him swallow!
I used to use a medicine syringe. I'd point it toward the inside of one cheek towards the back, tilt head back and then administer.
December 11, 2012 at 8:05 PM
if he is an infant wait till he is mad and crying then stick the syring in his mouth and he will suck on it because he thinks it is his bottle or pacifer.
also if he does take a pacifier they have one that you can put medicine in
by bchic24December 11, 2012 at 8:07 PMIf mixing it with my son's drink didn't work I would mix it in ice cream or peanut butter or other foods that would hide the taste. Gl
by goddess99December 11, 2012 at 8:19 PM
I have hidden medicine in jello, pudding.
by angiroseDecember 11, 2012 at 8:21 PM
I agree with all these sudjestions. Blowing his face will ensure him swollowing. The only thing i would add would be maybe applesause if hes old enough to eat it. Strawberry flavor hide some really yucky tasting medicines. Good luck
by terri.aDecember 12, 2012 at 1:01 AM
I always used the syringe method DixieFlower described and also give a juice chaser to wash it down. I never put medications in drinks simply because they usually don't drink it all anyway. Besides, I think kids need to know that taking medications is something we all have to do from time to time...might taste icky but will make them feel better! Be cautious with blowing in the face...could cause aspiration.
by Cassidy3151December 12, 2012 at 1:53 AM
i tried putting it in juice and everything nothing is working :( i tried to squirt the thing in the back of his mouth and he ended up spitting it out and hes 2 years old for those who asked :)