Join Date: May 2003
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Oh momma, I feel your pain!!! I can't get Max to take meds anymore either... he really fights me, and I feel mean, even though I know he needs them. I try to use the dropper/plungers for liquid medicines, and work fast! The best way to get it in is to plunge the liquid into their mouth between the cheek and gum as far back as possible, they have no option other than swallowing it that way, if you put it on her tongue, she will likely spit it back out.
My best option has been to buy all of Max's meds in chewable tablet form... I don't know that everything is available this way though. I actually had to start this when Max was only 1, but it works well, he happily accepts the tablets, he just can't stand the taste of most of the liquids.
I also try to give liquids in the bath... he is a little more relaxed, and if he does spit it out, it doesn't make a sticky mess everywhere. You can TRY to put it in juice, but you want to make sure that you don't give so much juice that she won't finish all of it. I haven't tried that route, so I don't know how successful it would be, I'm sure it would just make the juice taste nasty and would possibly have the same effect as just giving the meds alone.
Good luck! If you find something that works well, let me know!!!