A Mom’s Genius Tip for Getting the Baby to Take Medicine Goes Viral

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All parents dread having a sick baby: the sleepless nights, the fussiness, we all know it, right? But there’s even worse! And that is having a sick baby who doesn’t want to take their medicine.

It’s not only a worrying situation trying to get the little one to take the required dose, it’s also frustrating!
Fortunately, this mom came up with a brilliant idea that could be the perfect hack for all parents.
Helena Lee shared the coolest trick to get her baby boy to take his medicine. Using a syringe that she covered with a rubber nipple from a bottle, she administered the necessary dose without spilling a drop!
As she said in her Facebook post, she tried multiple times using different techniques, but with no success. Every parent knows how much babies enjoy spitting out medicine, right?

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This is the genius idea she had.

“FOR ALL MUMMIES…
So for the last 24hours ive struggled to get alfie to take calpol, he has ended up covered in half of it where he spits it at me……
Then i remembered seeing this trick..
Not 1 bit got wasted 👌👌 and no tears 👌👌”

Many parents replied that they had a similar idea many years ago with their kids, and the post went viral with more than 130 000 people sharing it, and surely lots of them found this tip helpful.
Some replied: “Whattt this would have saved a lot of tears!! And Tylenol!”

Others expressed their amazement on Twitter:

For sure this is a trick that every parent should give a try. Little things like this can make a big difference in a parents life. And the baby surely will have a better experience too!

More Helpful Parenting Tips & Tricks

Parents resort to internet all the time to give and receive tips in raising children. Parenting tips & tricks range from best places to hide candy from the kids, to using pool noodles to baby-proof dangerous coffee table edges, and dozens more.

#parenthacks #yourewelcome

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Less Helpful Parenting Tips & Tricks

But let’s not forget about those not-so-helpful tips & tricks that really aren’t big time savers at all Like for example this mum’s advice about freezing the peanut butter before making sandwiches….‘really’??

At least, in these situations, you’ll get a nice laugh instead of an actually helpful advice.

The internet becomes more and more a community for parents that stick together and even though there are many struggles raising a child, you can always turn to tips & tricks like this to succeed!

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Written by Daniel Suciu

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