Is your baby resistant to taking medicine? Where you place that syringe makes all the difference.
Sometimes we share hacks here on BCP that are super obvious to some, while others have never heard of them! Like how to keep your panini press clean. Genius to some, obvious to others. So we keep sharing hacks. Read our top 10 hacks here. Most of those hacks are life hacks, cooking, or parenting for older kids hacks.
We do share lots of baby tips and hacks too and they really need their own roundup. What to do when your baby’s diaper rash won’t go away is one of our most popular ones with the commenters suggesting their own tips. A hack on remembering what to pack in a baby diaper bag is also super helpful. And our recent one – tips on flying with a baby or toddler is a must-read when traveling.
Some of these tips and hacks are things you may have known, but they’re still good reminders!
Onto this tip on how to get a squiggly baby to take his medicine. By the time your babies grow up to be toddlers they may actually looooveeee antibiotics or Tylenol. That’s not a great thing, but at least it makes life easier for you when your child actually needs the medication. But what happens before that stage, or if your child simply needs to take medication and won’t?
Here is the simple tip: Place the syringe into your baby’s mouth between the gums and the side of the mouth. When the medicine come out in that spot, it’s easier for them to swallow. In addition, the medication doesn’t taste as bitter when squirting to the cheeks. If you squirt it to the back of the throat, it usually makes them gag faster.
Where can you place your syringes and medicine cups? We’ve got the perfect hack for that too! Find valuable space you didn’t know you had!