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MAKE GIV­ING YOUR LIT­TLE ONE MEDICINE EAS­IER FOR BOTH OF YOU WITH OUR SIMPLE TIPS

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Real Advice -

• 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.

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