Currently, Lily is taking medicine three times a day. And all of her meds are tablets that I have to crush and then hide in various food items to ensure they go down the hatch.
Most of the time, mixing the crushed pill with a little bit of juice does the trick. But lately, Lily's been balking at drinking the "special juice" and honestly, I'm never quite sure that she's getting all of the medication anyway.
I think my biggest problem has been variety - changing up what I use to conceal the drug so that the Bird doesn't ever really catch on. I tend to find something that works and then ride that wave for as long as it lasts, starting over with something new when she figures it out.
So I've been doing what I do best - looking online for sneaky medicine delivery ideas. I came across quite a few and thought some of you might be interested so here's a quick list of what I've found so far:
Try Mixing Medicine With:
- chocolate syrup
- peanut butter
- chocolate milk
- ice cream
- jelly or jam
Anyone have some other ways that worked for your kiddo? I'd love to hear more suggestions!
Oh, and one more thing.... just because Allie asked for it, here's a link to the recipe for the super delicious fruit salsa and chips Reagan and I had Sunday night. Enjoy!
Photo & recipe courtesy of Divas Can Cook