Even with a millilitre of medicine, it is difficult and distressing to syringe medicine into Baby’s mouth. A medicine cup is too awkward and to decant to a spoon, some of the medicine is lost. Any suggestions?


Posted by deb_gs, 13th April 2015


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  • Mop up the liquid that comes out of the mouth with a dummy (if the baby uses one)



  • I’ve used a dropper when babies and only when they get older I used a syringe . Maybe just drizzle a little at a time especially when the baby is restless .



  • In a syringe, straight into the side of the cheek, so they can’t gag and spit it back out at you



  • We have always used a syringe, but a friend of mine swears by suppositories



  • The best away is with a syringe or pippet. Quick squirt and it’s done



  • i would try the syringe but you could also try to mix up a little in juice



  • most medicines come with an eye dropper and i find its easy to dribble it into their mouths



  • I remember having terrible problems trying to give my child medicine as a baby. we tried everything and a dropper was the best but they still vomited!!



  • Quickly and with a slightly warmed syringe is best. Just bwfore a comforting feed :-)



  • I found the dropper to be so much easier for a bub



  • my baby is 8 months now and he likes to put the syringe in his mouth by himself



  • A dropper is a better option, trying to use a syringe can be trying especially with a resistant Bub, you may accidentally squeeze the whole dose in one go and Bub may spit it out. At least with a dropper you can control minimal amounts. Good luck.



  • A dropper is a good idea or just do the syringe very gently. Its so important to get the dose right that it is best to use the measuring device supplied with the medicine.



  • I Found when my kids were younger using the panadol dropper was the easiest way to get them to take the medicine. I found it was small enough to push into their mouthsthrough the corner of their mouth without having to force their mouths open. you can also just release a small amount at a time using the dropper dispenser instead using a syringe whch can be hard at the easiest of times.


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