Mini M&Ms. They are the miracle to getting my kids to take medicine (even the 3 yr. old who likes to vomit them back up).
For my 5-year-old she doesn't get a choice. Like the previous poster said, she's old enough to know that she HAS to take the medicine. Believe me, my daughter will scream and cry and "pretend puke" to try not to give it. One of my famous lines is "you can either take it by mouth or I'll put it in your bum". I still
don't understand why they don't make all kids meds in suppository form. They she gets M&Ms when she's finished.
My 3-year-old is really hard. He genuinely vomits up medications of all kinds. His favorite is steroids though. Even though he's a healthy kid, if you've got croup - he's going to get it (I think he finally outgrew that this summer - let's hope). The steroids are horrific. One time some idiot doc prescribed him dexamethasone. Hmmmmm.... the average dose for a 2-year-old is 7 tsp
!!! No, that is not a typo. He vomited I think 4 times and we didn't even have 1 tsp down him yet. I believe there were going to be two doses as well. For that one I did have the doc call in a script for a pill and the pharmacist quartered it. We crushed it and put it in Hershey's syrup. Pretty good! Now, for regular antibiotics (he's only been on them once but it was good ole amoxil) he likes to vomit those as well. What I do is get a handful of M&Ms and he gets about 1/2 cc at a time. AFter each 1/2 cc he gets an M&M. You can literally see him start to retch and "voila!!" the M&Ms are the miracle cure!
His mind immediately forgets how horrible the medicine is and he eats the M&M.
Good luck with it. I HATE giving my kids meds. In fact one time when he had croup really badly I took him to the ER because I knew they would have the steroid by injections. The doctor looked at me like I was nuts when I said "PLEASE just give him teh shot!". But it's a lot less hassle. :uhoh21: Do be firm with her though and let her know that there are NO other alternatives. Seh has to take teh medicine and she HAS to take all of it.