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How do you give LO liquid medicine?

It was so much easier to give LO tylenol,etc. in his bottle. Now that he is older he dribbles his medicine or turns his head. I would try mixing it with applesauce or food but he dosent always finish it or take much. Tricks, suggestions please.
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Re: How do you give LO liquid medicine?

  • We had luck with laying my son down on the diaper changing table and then gently pinching his cheeks together to help funnel it down.  (this sounds really weird in writing) I hope it makes sense. 

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    I try to get as much as I can in his food.yogurt works best for us. I've also started putting it on a spoon. It takes about 3 spoonfuls to get the whole dosage. DS usually will take 2 spoons before he realizes what it is and then I can mix the last spoonf
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  • Honestly, I use a medicine dropper, hold him down and kind of funnel in it.

    It sounds horrible, but I just prefer to get it done and over with and know he got the correct dosage in about 20 seconds.

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    Honestly, I use a medicine dropper, hold him down and kind of funnel in it.

    It sounds horrible, but I just

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  • We get the Tylenol that comes with the syringe and DD just sucks it like a straw as we squeeze the syringe plunger.
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    We get the Tylenol that comes with the syringe and DD just sucks it like a straw as we squeeze the syringe plunger.</

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  • She's pretty good about taking medicine (she likes it) but if she won't I just cradle hold her and squirt it in.  
  • DH holds DD and I give the med in a syringe and squeeze it into the back corner of her mouth. If I have to, I lift her chin up and close her mouth so she doesn't spit it out. 
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    We get the Tylenol that comes with the syringe and DD just sucks it like a straw as we squeeze the syringe plunger.</
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  • I didn't think of this until my mom suggested it, but I measure out the amount with the syringe - then I put it on a regular spoon.  My baby feels like a big girl when she gets to use a big person spoon!  I have used a spoon with tylenol and

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  • My DD does well with my just shooting it in her mouth with the syringe.
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