Part of Curly's ongoing recovery is four daily doses of Flagyl, one of the grossest meds around. Seriously, even the pharmacist told me, "It doesn't get much worse than Flagyl."
I tasted it, and immediately I felt like I was going to throw up.
But I few days ago, I stumbled on the answer. The key to getting a 3-year-old to take "icky medicine."
1. Put the meds in a small medicine cup.
2. Mix in a squirt of food coloring -- we prefer blue.
3. Cut a straw to about 2 inches.
4. Let the little one sip it up, in between drinks of lemonade.
I know it's strange, but Curly's now taken 16 doses this way. No more crying, struggling or tantrums.
8 months ago