Babies are susceptible to many illnesses because they have immune systems that are still developing. That is why it is important that they get the medicine that is prescribed for them when they do get sick.
The issue is that most babies tend to fuss when they aren’t feeling well and let’s face it, medicine doesn’t taste all that great. Even the sight of medicine will sometimes cause a child to get even fussier.
One mother has a way to get her baby to take the required dosage and the Internet is going crazy for it.
Helena Lee posted the topic on Facebook and since it went online, it has received more than 160,000 shares. It shows mom how to give medicine to their baby without wasting a drop.
“So for the last 24 hours I’ve struggled to get Alfie to take CALPOL, he has ended up covered in half of it where he spits it at me,” she wrote. “Then i remembered seeing this trick.”
The best part is that your baby won’t spit the medicine out, turn their head away or even start crying.
It was as simple as using a rubber nipple from a bottle and filling an oral syringe with medicine. Helena was able to provide the medicine for her baby without fussing.
Some people were quick to point out that the mother could have used a medicine bottle but sometimes, babies just like drinking from their own bottle.
FOR ALL MUMMIES…So for the last 24hours ive struggled to get alfie to take calpol, he has ended up covered in half of…
Posted by Helena Lee on Saturday, October 14, 2017
Some people were amazed with this trick and are wondering why they didn’t think of it sooner.
“What a brilliant way to give a baby medicine never thought about doing that but you learn new things every other day.”
One Twitter user even called it “revolutionary.”
Wow this is revolutionary!
— Still A Mum (@StillAMumAfrica) October 18, 2017
Others thought the idea was impressive but they weren’t sure if their children would go for it or not.
“[My daughter’s] clever she’ll take it then just sit there all innocent till I’ve walked away then spit it.”
“We’ve tried it several times. It worked initially but he’s now worked [it] out.”