This Mom’s Trick For Getting A Baby To Take Medicine Has Gone Viral


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One of the only things worse than having a sick baby is having a sick baby who refuses to take medicine. Trying to get your little one the proper dose can be a challenge, to say the least. But, thanks to this mom’s genius idea, giving your infant medicine may now be easier than ever before.

Helena Lee posted a photo showcasing the brilliant new trick she learned for getting her baby boy to take his medicine. She used a rubber nipple from a bottle, inserted an oral syringe full of medicine into the nipple and delivered her baby his proper dose without wasting a drop.

As Lee wrote in her Facebook post, she had tried and tried to get the baby to take the medicine, but he kept spitting it out and making a mess—because, as any parent knows, that what babies love to do with medicine!


That’s when this genius idea came to her.

“FOR ALL MUMMIES… So for the last 24hours ive [sic] struggled to get alfie to take calpol [a British version of acetaminophen], he has ended up covered in half of it where he spits it at me,” the mom wrote on Facebook. “Then i [sic] remembered seeing this trick.”

She went on to say that not one bit wasted, and the medicine was delivered tear-free. Success!

Parents Respond

While some parents sounded in to say they’d used this trick—or a variation of it—40 years ago on their own kids, the post has been shared more than 100,000 times. So clearly, a good number of parents have found this to be helpful.

This trick is definitely worth a try—especially if it could make your life a little easier and help your baby to feel better in the process. That’s a parenting win-win.