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Is it possible to get kids to swallow pills the same way my dog does?

I usually just put the pill on his tongue hold his mouth closed and blow in his face. Goes right down.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:19 AM on Sep. 10, 2010 in Kids' Health

Answers (14)
  • I do the same, except I rub her nose to make her lick it.
    Jmum

    Answer by Jmum at 10:22 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • I put them in pieces of hot dogs. Works every time.
    sherriet

    Answer by sherriet at 10:24 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • No, children can not swallow pills the same way a dog does.

    Gaccck

    Answer by Gaccck at 10:35 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • You can teach kids to swallow pills by giving them mini m&m's - let them swallow these to learn how and then they will be able to swallow pills - worked with my 3 kids :)
    Dew1

    Answer by Dew1 at 10:35 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • NO. That's just stupid.
    ErikaRobin

    Answer by ErikaRobin at 10:36 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Worked for Homer..

    LeatherAndLace

    Answer by LeatherAndLace at 10:52 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • why would you give your child a pill?
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 11:23 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • The easiest way I have found with babie and small kids is to put the pill on the back of their tongue so they can't spit it out, then clothes their mouth and genitaly strock their nek.
    MythicMMM

    Answer by MythicMMM at 11:31 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • I've always asked for liquid forms whenever my girls needed medication. It wasn't until recently that I started giving my then nine-year old pills to swallow, and we practiced with the mini M&Ms. Ask your pharmacist for a special cup that some find helpful. It has a little reservoir in which you put the pill, and fill the cup with liquid. When the child drinks from the reservoir, the pill should go down pretty easily. I haven't tried it (I haven't needed to, but our pediatrician did give us one), but it works wonderfully for a friend of mine.

    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 11:45 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • ha! I fight with my dog to take her pills, she'll lick her nose & I'll let her go & she'll spit the pill out!!
    As far as your kids, I like the mini m&m idea!
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 1:50 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

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