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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar

Have you ever tried to convince your sick child that the disgusting medicine in your hand is exactly what they need in order to make them feel better? (Have you ever tasted that stuff just to convince your little one that it really isn't all that bad?)

Well, I've discovered a clever solution to making medicine time easier for everybody.

Actually, I can't claim this discovery as my own. Mary Poppins sang songs about it. We've heard it for ages. It just never dawned on me that it was a useful technique. Kira, however, came up with the greatest suggestion of all in order to make her medicine taking experience better.

Yesterday, when we were trying to find some sort of cough medicine that would make her stop hacking, Kira suggested adding a bit of ice cream to her medicine so she wouldn't have to taste the yucky medicine.

Lucky for Kira, her Grandma Janet had vanilla ice cream in her freezer. Janet promptly added a small spoonful of the ice cream to the medicine cup. After the ice cream had melted just a bit, Kira had her very own cough medicine float that she guzzled down without even a little complaint.

Next time you need to get your kids to take their medicine, add a bit of ice cream. It really does work wonders.

7 comments:

StaceyC4 said...

You know, that's pretty damn ingenious! I mean, sure Mary Poppins said sugar, but even that didn't sound great. Ice cream? Everyone loves that! Thanks for sharing!

Laane said...

Be careful.
Not all medicine can be taken with milk or icecream. Some meds are de-activated in that case.

Rondi said...

A medicine float that actually taste good--this is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Crista said...

My kids are pretty good about taking medicine...but for us, mixing it into a bit of juice works too - especially on the rare occasion we had to sneak it in!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Very practical advice indeed. I never had that problem with my kids. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

April said...

Thanks for the tip :) Also, thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

blueviolet said...

Gosh, you're smart! :)