Help! How do you give your toddler calpol?
Lily HATES the syringe, we have to lay her down on the floor to get any calpol in her and even then it's a battle. She kicks and pushes and clamps her mouth shut. We may get a little calpol in but she spits it back out! She won't even lay in our arms and take the stuff. We tried making it a game and that didn't work and she wacks the spoon away when we try it that way. I hate having to giver her calpol but when she has a temperature I know she needs the stuff. Any ideas how I can make it less of a battle?
Have you tried the ibuprofen? I think it's a diff flavour she might like that?
The only time we had a problem with medicine was when ds was given antibiotics for scarlet fever - and he hated the taste! We ended up giving him it in a drink - half a fruit shoot to be precise - because we knew he loved it - I know others have tried mixing it in with a petit filou.
Shea was always great taking medicine - would even ask for more!! until a few months ago when he got croup and they had to give him steriod medicine in hospital and now he goes crazy at the sight of any medicine!!!
So i'm very interested in this post and I do not want to force it down his throat as it just makes him even more wary.
So I think next time i'm gonna try the fruit shoot idea
sian and austin (11months) xx
Thanks for all the replies- My mum used to bribe us to take faul tasting medicne but Lily is too young to be bribed (I tried and failed). Loving the fruit shoot idea!!!! I have tried Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and Boots own variety of calpol and it doesn't work, so am not sure it is in the taste. She had a temp tonight (teething) and I was on my own so craddled her in my arms and tried the syringe...it went all over then she stood up and let me squirt a little in her mouth. She is def very wary of taking any medicine so hopefully the fruit shoot idea will work.
THANK YOU - knew you'd all be able to help! Will let you know how we get on next time she needs calpol!