HELP! Milk Monster 2 kids; Arizona 9089 posts
Jan 13th '13

What do you do for your toddlers (if you have any!) when they are sick? Brooklyn is just starting to get better, but Kenneth is horribly sick now. He has a fever, sore throat, cough, & vomiting. He will NOT take his medicine. He spits it out, I have tried giving it to him by mixing it in his cup, bribing him, & holding him down. He will NOT take it. His fever is super high and when he was 3 months old he had a febrile seizure so I am very concerned. Any tips on how to get him to take his medicine? I'm stuck with baths to keep his fever down and that only lasts so long. Other than that nothing. He wont eat a Popsicle and is barely drinking any of his water/pedialyte.

XavierRose Due January 14; 2 kids; Gilbert, Arizona 1716 posts
Jan 13th '13

try mixing it in with something. Yogurt, applesauce, even chocolate pudding. Anything like that just mix it up good and let him eat it.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56012 posts
Jan 13th '13

Tylenol supposotory?

Cora refuses all meds by mouth but has no problem with suppositories. She's weird

Just Andria 4 kids; Houston, Texas 915 posts
Jan 13th '13

Did you try squeezing his cheeks while you have him pinned down? He may be to old for that though.

Liam&Xander's Mama Due February 28; 1 child; Ohio 1062 posts
Jan 13th '13

my son always refuses medicine as well, if i can get any in him, he just throws it up. try the chewable tablets! i swear best thing ever. :)