How to give medicine to a your child

Whether it is a prescription or over-the-counter drugs, giving medicine properly to children is important. Given incorrectly, drugs may be ineffective or harmful. Therefore, when it comes to giving your children medicine, a little imagination never hurts. But what is more important is vigilance: giving the medicine at the right time at the right dose, avoiding interactions between drugs, watching out for tampering, and asking your child’s doctor or the pharmacist about the drugs concerns you may have because despising medicine properly to your children is very important.

Parents or guardian should always Read the Labels
“The most important thing for parents is to know what the drugs is, how to use it, and what reactions to look for”
Younger and Trickier
“The younger the child, the thicker using medicine is”
Dosing Dilemmas
“The safety rule first for any medicine is to give the right dose at the right time”.

Always remove the cap before administering the medicine:
• Syringes are convenient for infants who can’t drink from cup. The parents can squirt the medicine in the back of the child’s mouth where it is less likely to spill out and syringes are convenient for storing a dose.
• Droppers are safe and easy to use with infants and children too young to drink from a cup. Be sure to measure at eye level and administer quickly, because droppers tend to drip.
• Cylindrical dosing spoons, these are convenient for children who can drink from the cup but are likely to spill. The spoon looks like a test tube with a spoon formed at the top end. Small children can hold the long handles easily, and the small spoon fits easily in their mouths.
• Dosage cups are convenient for children who can drink from a cup without spilling. Be sure to check the numbers carefully on the side, and measures out liquid medicine with the cup at eye level on a flat surface.
Hope these will hope for the mommies out here. * Health and Home*

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