An Easy Trick to Help Your Kiddos Take Their Medicine


Last night my 4-year-old had a keep-her-from-sleeping type of cough.

We gave her some cough medicine, which she balked at taking because of the taste.   {Even Cherry flavoring can’t quite cover the medicine-taste!}

We were able to coax her to drink it down, but when she woke up in the middle of the night and needed a second dose, she refused to take it.

Luckily, I remembered a trick that I had recently read about.  I would love to cite the source, but it has since escaped me.

Let the kids suck on an ice cube for a few seconds ~ it will numb their taste-buds and they can suck down their medicine without the gross taste.

Isn’t that ingenious?

So, at 3:30 in the morning, I tromped downstairs and popped out one of these fun star-shaped ice cubes.  She didn’t want to suck on it at first  {“Ice is freeeeeezing.”   Well yes, honey, that’s kind of the point.}, but I got her to lick the ice a couple of times, and she was able to chug down her cough medicine without a problem.

Oh, and if you love these star-shaped cubes, I picked up these ice trays at Wal Mart for something like 97-cents a piece.  You’re welcome!  🙂