Tag Archive: taking medicine

5 DOs and 1 DON’T when getting children to take their medicine

Sometimes our children need to take medicine, and sometimes making them do it can be downright painful. Your toddler may run and scream at the sight of the medicine dropper. Or your preschooler stands firm, looks you straight in the eyes, yells “NO!” and clamps her mouth firmly shut. You’re likely wishing Mary Poppins would…

Posts from Ask Dr.Mom Past

My regular feature, Ask Dr.Mom, is on winter break with my kids. I’ll have this weekly post back up on Wednesday January 5th. In the meantime, I hope everyone is enjoying these last few days before Christmas! Remember to submit your parenting or health related questions to mommamd4two(at)aol(dot)com. I have one more questions lined up, after…

Spoonful of Sugar Please

Today’s Ask Dr.Mom’s post deals with the dreaded medicine struggle. What to do when faced with a crying child absolutely refusing to take her medication? I’m no Mary Poppins but I’ve got some tips to share. Dear Dr.Mom My daughter needs to take antibiotics but she is giving me such a hard time. Is there…