Any help would be wonderful. Thanks.
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My almost 9 yr old can take HUGE vitmains, my 12 yr old will not swallow a mini M&M whole. HELP!!!
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Originally Posted by Dar
Someone posted this link a few weeks ago... I haven't tried it but it looked good to me!
Originally Posted by alegna
The story in my family is that my grandmother used to teach lots of neighborhood kids how to swallow pills What she did was have them take a bite of a peanutbutter sandwich -chew it up- then spit it out when they were ready to swallow. Look at how big it is (MUCH bigger than a pill as a rule) then swallow it then they could do the pill.... don't know how it works... but worth a try with older kids.
my mom taught me with tic tacs n i used to try n hide them under my tongue and what not til she set a rolling pin next to me n said to swallow the %$##^ tic tac and when i asked what the rolling pin was for she said shed beat me if i didnt swallow it (she never really hit me!) but the threat was enough! i havent had a problem since!
I've always found capsules way easyer to swallow. Instead of putting them crosswise I put them lenghtwise on the tongue, take a HUGE Gulp of water and down they go.
I've always had issues with tablets. So if you can find the stuff in exclusively capsule form, you're laughing.
But if you can't, just get them to practice with rockets.
MMMmm Rocket candies....
Originally Posted by midstreammama
I learned to swallow pills when I was pregnant with dd3, I was about 21. I could finally take my prenatals!! I used to take chewables!
Except if you're my DH...
Him and his middle brother got into a Coscto sized bottle of Flintstones vitamins once.
They spent the whole night in the ER getting their stomach's pumped...
He wont touch another flintstone vitamin ever again...
Put the pill in your mouth. Forget about it. As fast as you can, chug a huge glass of water. Voila! The pill is sloshing around in your stomach.
We find that they can swallow anything with 7-up. Not so much healthy, but its fizzy so they cant "feel" the pill in their mouth. I think its the feeling of having the pill - it feels soooo huge! Our minds play tricks on us. That might be why alegna's g-mas method worked?
Anyhoo, we use 7up and a heres a pill to take, no big deal method. We kinda downplay it.....