I did this cartoon for Momtastic. It’s somewhat based on my kids… Claire will drink bad-tasting medicine now, but I need to prepare about 100 chasers for her. The taking-a-pill thing is still iffy!
(P.S. It’s also quite difficult to administer medicine to my dog! I need to do a pet version of this cartoon.)
YES. Oh. My. Word.
The tiny sips over 45 minutes with 29 ounces of chaser is the worst. You can’t go anywhere. It must be completely supervised or it won’t happen.
This made me laugh out loud. So true! : )
I’ve tried everything, and not just with my kids!! I’m glad those days are over…
You forgot eye drops. My kids had pink eye when they were about 2 and 4. They would cry about the drops and I had NO IDEA if any of the medicine was getting in there. Finally, I had to bribe them with mini-marshmallows…one for each eye.
I dread any medicine episode with my youngest.
On contrary I only have pleasant memories about my childhood medicine events ?
so true! luckily my dad was a doctor, and i still remeber a thing or two-
for syrup medicine get them a chocolate cupcake, red velvet cookies, a popsicle, candy, soda etc
ear drop- tell them they can have an extra 2 hours of tv time if they cooperate
baby- be very careful and ask the doctor for help
pills- put the pill in a glass of water, then use a food coloring that is the color of one of their favorite drinks[just a little] and give it to them
The thing with bad tasting medicine is that you won’t know until you take it, and after that, it’s possible that the medicine won’t stay down.