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How to Get Kids to Take Medicine

Just a Spoonful of Sugar and 10 Other Ways I've Tried to Get My Kids to Take Their Medicine

How to Get Kids to Take Medicine

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I'm not scared of my kids, really. That is until the doctor tells us we need to give them medicine. As soon as they see the doctor pull out his prescription pad, they close up tight as can be. My youngest son has a highly sensitive gag reflex that seems to come into play whenever he needs to take medicine. If I can even get the medicine into his mouth, nine times out of 10 he's vomiting it out before I've put down the dispenser. I've tried almost everything there is to get the medicine in him and am here to tell you that perseverance pays off. This week, the nurse in our pediatrician's office gave me a new idea, and lo and behold, it worked!

If you've got a medicine-averse child, check out these 10 methods — one's sure to work for you!

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