Put Down the Spoon
When you go to your medicine cabinet and find the bottle of liquid meds you’re looking for, but not the dosing cup it came with, what’s your next move? Do you wing it and use a kitchen spoon, using your best guess to pour the correct amount? If you do, it’s time to rethink that strategy. A recent study from Greece found that parents who use household spoons to administer medicine to their children could be giving nearly 200 percent more than they should.
It’s so easy to lose the cups that come with oral medicines, so do yourself a favor and go pick up a few medicine syringes from your local drugstore and keep them wherever you store your meds. That’s a cheap, simple way to sidestep what could become a big problem.