Med-Q Pill Reminder for Children and their Medicine
Teach Your Child how to use a pill reminder to take Pills and Vitamins
Taking medication for young children can be challenging at best. Parents need to teach the kids how to swallow pills. Many medications are in liquid form for infants. When the child gets older he or she must learn how to swallow pill.
When kids are young, it’s not so much a big deal.
Because, luckily most of the common medications we give children come in a liquid form. But the problem is that not all of them do, and as kids grow and need adult doses, swallowing pills becomes necessary.
Many older child tell tell their parent that they can’t swallow pills. The journal the journal Pediatrics offer many tips such as a pill reminder for children with flashing and beeping lights. The journal suggests using modern technology to help you give pills to your kids. A survey of Parents reported that more than 50% had a child who couldn’t swallow pills. Many of these kids were teens.
As with many things (like riding bikes or ice skating) the longer you wait to learn to swallow pills, the harder it can get. And as with many things, practice makes perfect.
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Start in preschool when the children can learn the quickest. Make it fun with a flashing beeping pill reminder. Practice with candy. The Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America suggests using small candies like Skittles or M&m’s The reward is the built in- candy. Try different techniques, to see what works best for your child.
- -First, put the pill on the front of the tongue or try back of the tongue
- -Second, put the pill and water in the mouth together
- -Third, Put the pill in pudding, peanut butter or ice cream