Enlist Your Doctor's Help
If your child has an easier time taking chewables than liquids, ask if that's an option. "With some medications you can ask for a higher concentration so you can give less," Dr. Tolcher says. "For example, instead of one teaspoon of a drug at a 50-milligram concentration, your child could take half a teaspoon of the 100-milligram concentration. It's the same amount of medication in a smaller dose."