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Amanda Rock

Helping Preschoolers Take Medication — When You Need More Than a Spoonful of Sugar

By January 24, 2013

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As I think I've mentioned, Mr. S. has been sick over the past few weeks. (Everyone in my house has been sick over the past few weeks. Fun times.)

His least favorite part of the whole ordeal, by far, was when he had to take his medicine. He hates taking medicine. I felt so bad -- we were finally able to celebrate his last dose of antibiotics on Saturday and then Sunday morning he broke out in hives -- the pediatrician thinks he's allergic to amoxicillin -- so he's been on Bendaryl. Ahhh! It doesn't stop!

Obviously he needs to take his medicine so we've tried every trick in the book -- pleading, yelling, bribing -- nothing really seemed to work until we sat him down and simply asked him to do it himself. What do you know -- he did it! He wasn't happy about it, but he did it!

How do you convince your little one to "help the medicine go down?"

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