Giving Medicine 1 to 3 years

Medicines for older children usually come in a liquid form, that can be taken on a spoon. Ear or nose drops should be given in the same way as for a younger baby (see Administering drops to a baby or child). If your child is making a lot of noise about taking drops it’s important to stay as calm as possible so your child doesn’t panic. Get your partner to help you by holding the child firmly while you administer the drops.

As your child gets older, try not to make a fuss, or be very insistent that he takes the medicine because this will make your child respond negatively. It usually helps if you show your child that you are willing to take some yourself. If your child really doesn’t like the taste of medicine, then ...

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