A Spoonful of Sugar DOES Make the Medicine Go Down
Props to Poppins. Seems like there was something about Mary’s advice after all. According to New York’s Cherry’s Pharmacy for kids, voted Best Drugstore by New York magazine, the best way to counter the icky taste of medicine so your child will actually take his dose is chocolate: Give him a few M&M’s before and right after.
Some of the award winning services Cherry’s offers are custom blending specific flavors of medicine (if your child doesn’t like bubble gum, they’ll whip up something else, like peanut butter), and liquefying tablets for kids who can’t swallow pills. They ship anywhere in the world, in case anyone’s interested.
Now, we know that sugar is a touchy subject for a lot of moms and dads, and you might not want to dance with that devil. Perhaps it can serve as a last resort, though, for a kid who simply isn’t taking his much needed medicine?
In light of cold and flu season coming down the pike, any other pill or medicine taking methods that you parents have perfected? What’s worked for you? What hasn’t? And if you have any tips for giving pills to cats, post those too. A friend’s cat has caught on to the sudden windfall of fresh turkey that was coming his way.
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