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Giving My 2 Year Old Medicine.

My daughter is 22 months old and will not take medicine for anything. I have tried nearly everything I can think of. I bought her one of those munchkin pacifier medicine dispenser and she will ocassionally take medicine out of it. On her own time. Is it okay to mix tylenol or whatever with Juice and let her sip it through a straw? That's the only thing I have left that MIGHT work. Any advice would be great! :)

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Thanks for all of the advice! I have figured out a way that works a majority of the time with her. Distraction is the key! Ha! I do plan on trying the applesauce/pudding thing though! Sounds like a winner!! Thanks again for all of your advice!

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always always give medicine in applesause.Try that,it works for me.My 3 year old can not take medicine for nothing in the world he gags,untill i started to put in somthing he loves to eat.or pudding. Hope that works.

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always always give medicine in applesause.Try that,it works for me.My 3 year old can not take medicine for nothing in the world he gags,untill i started to put in somthing he loves to eat.or pudding. Hope that works.

I had the exact same problem with my daughter. No mater what I did she would taste the medicine. And if we tried holding her down she would spit it out. I even took the medicine into the Dr. and said "you give it to her" and she said she was one of the toughest children she had encounter.

My answer; Fever all suppositories. The are sold over the counter. Use a little vaseline on her and it will help the suppository slide in easier. She will cry, but you will have the medicine in her. Good Luck.

If it's a prescription, sometimes the pharmacy can mix in a flavor. I think Walgreen's does it. Also, sometimes I wait until my son is asleep and then give it to him. I hold his head up a little by his neck and put the dropper as far back as I can and squeeze it out. That shocks him into swallowing and he doesn't fuss too much.

When my son was 2, he had a really high fever,and the ask a nurse hotline told me to put the Motrin in his applesause or yogurt. He felt so bad that he wouldn't take the medicine. It worked for me. He immediately fell asleep and his fever was greatly reduced when he woke up.

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That should work. Once my daughter got to where she could take 5ml of tylenol or motrin, I started giving her one chewable instead, so much less trouble! Check the dosages on all over the counter liquids you use and compare them to the jr. chewables, you may find that she can take chewables!

My twins are 3 and I have Always used an oral syringe. Easiest way to give it to them.

I am a mom of 3 and I know that my daughter did not like tylenol and others. If you are trying to ease a cold, what worked for her is if I made her some chammomile tea, she would drink that and it would calm her and really help her sleep. Just one tip for a tylenol/pain reliever alternative. Also, I think that stores sell other types of edible chammomile tablets perhaps. Have to check with pharmacy or natures pantry type stores. Hope it can help.

This may sound gross but it works and a friend of mine told me this worked for her kids so I tried it as well. Lay the baby down. put the meds toward the side or back of their mouth and blow real fast in his mouth. The blow makes them swallow and the medicine is down. I don't know how well that would work with a 2 year old as they fight more but works for infants. They didn't have time to spit it back out.

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