A lot of kids dread medicine time, and Primo is no exception.
In Iya Villania's Instagram post on July 8, 2019, the mother of two reveals how she got her son to drink his medicine.
The trick she discovered was to give the adorable tot gummy vitamins right after drinking his medicine.
She wrote in her caption, "We’ve come a long way! From what was once a struggle to now this [grinning emoji]. Having a gummy vitamin after his meds has definitely made this habit an enjoyable one [grinning with sweat emoji]."
OTHER WAYS TO MAKE KIDS TAKE THEIR MEDICINE
Here are more foolproof tricks to make your child enjoy drinking his/her medicine every single time.
Mix the medicine with food
Consult your pediatrician if you can crush and mix the medicine with your kid's food. If you're given the go signal, blend it with ice cream or fruit juice.
Make sure that they finish their food so they get the full dosage of the medicine.
Reward them with tokens
People, regardless of age, react positively to rewards.
Give your kid stickers or something similar to what Iya Villania does. Hand them something sweet immediately after they ingest the syrup or capsule.
Use a medicine dropper or syringe
If your kid dislikes taking the medicine by spoon, try giving it using other tools.
A medicine dropper might work. If not, use a plastic syringe without the needle.
A small cup with measurements might be effective, too.
Avoid the taste buds
Kids usually hate the taste of most medicines. So next time, try avoiding the front of the tongue where our taste buds are.
Whattoexpect.com recommends that you place it "near the back of the tongue" or "between the rear gum and the inside of their cheek."
Cheer them up
Kids mirror their parents' emotions.
No matter how frustrated you may be, make sure to keep a smile on your face while giving your kid the medicine.
This will also discourage them from associating medicine with negative vibes.