Medication sensitivity is higher in children than in adults. Even the most basic over-the-counter (OTC) drugs can be useless or hazardous if used in the incorrect dose or at the wrong time.
Talk with your pharmacist or doctor about the medicine you’ll be giving your child. If it’s a prescription medication, ask what, specifically, it’s for and what side effects might occur. Some medicines have to be taken after eating or, conversely, on an empty stomach. Others are absorbed into the body more effectively if they’re accompanied by foods.
Can I put antibiotic in baby bottle?
Antibiotics should not be put in a baby’s bottle since it is difficult to ensure that the infant will drink the entire dose. Antibiotics are best tolerated when not taken on an empty stomach. However, if your child spits out the dose on a regular basis, contact your doctor.
Is it also possible to mix cough syrup with milk for babies? Mix the liquid medicine dose with a glass of milk or fruit juice (preferably at room temperature). Ensure that your child drinks the entire concoction right immediately. Then fill the glass with more juice or milk, swirl it around, and urge your youngster to swallow the liquid. This ensures that they receive all of the medication.
Can I put Tylenol in my baby’s bottle?
Choosing a flavor-enhanced infant Tylenol may make it easier for them to swallow. If you’re having difficulties getting the syringe into your baby’s mouth, be clever and squirt the medicine into their breastmilk or formula if you’re using a bottle, or mix it in with their baby food.
How can I motivate my baby to take medicine?
One of the best ways to ensure that your child gets the right amount of medicine is to use the right tool. You can use a dosage spoon, medicine dropper, dosage cup or oral syringe to give your baby the right dose of medicine. For babies, syringes work better than spoons because you can be sure you’re getting all the medicine into his mouth and down his throat.
- Try a different delivery.
- So if your toddler has already turned up her nose at the medicine spoon, try giving her the medication in a medicine dropper.
- Break it up.
- Give your toddler small amounts of medicine over several minutes instead of all at once.
- Hide it.
- Ask your doctor if it’s okay to sneak the particular medicine into foods or drinks.
- Promise your child a small but special prize in return for taking her medicine.
- Trying to get your toddler to take medicine with a grimace on your face will clue her in to the fact that she’s in for something unpleasant.
- Give her a say.
- It may be the answer to your medicine-taking troubles.