MAKE GIVING YOUR LITTLE ONE MEDICINE EASIER FOR BOTH OF YOU WITH OUR SIMPLE TIPS
• Remain calm and composed as your baby will pick up on any anxiety you are feeling. • Oral syringes or droppers are great for administering medicine. Slide the syringe or dropper along the inside of his cheek, towards the back of the mouth and squeeze it slowly. Squirting it at the back of his throat may cause him to gag. • When your child is older, explain how much better he will feel after taking medicine, meaning he can get back to the important stuff – like playing! • Give your toddler a choice between using a syringe, dropper or teaspoon, and perhaps let him act out the situation first with a favourite teddy or doll. This will help him to feel more in control.