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Motrin in applesauce....

My 3 year old is having a fit over taking some motrin.....the only way i got her to take ONE dose in 3 days is mixing it into a bowl of applesauce. She ate it and it seemed to help her sleep.

Dose the applesauce ruin the medicine because of the acid? Can I continue to do this until its time to stop taking it? She usually takes Umcka....from Nature's Approtch but they have stopped making it avaliable around here where we live, I would have to drive like an hour and a half to the nearest retailer. ( which i have no problem doing if this Motrin stuff isn't working)

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Asked by MommyTurtle1985 at 7:20 PM on Jan. 24, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • I have always mixed it in applesauce, pudding and even a little juice at my peds recommendation so I guess it's okay. She said the big thing was that whatever you mix it in they have to finish or you have no idea how much they got.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:23 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • yep she ate the the whole serving. Thank you for responding

    Comment by MommyTurtle1985 (original poster) at 7:27 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • It should be fine. Applesauce is a frequent thing to get kids to take meds and not know it. I would only mix a couple spoonfuls with the Motrin though to make sure she gets ALL the meds.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:06 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Yes, that is great idea for helping children take medication. I will use this for future situations when they arise.

    Answer by Aries46845 at 10:07 PM on Jan. 31, 2011

  • We mix it in as well and the doc said it was fine.

    Answer by mkula at 5:43 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • you could also try mixing any type of medicine into her drinks if shes stil drinking from a sippycup. all of my kids medicine are mixed with their drinks works wonders!!!

    Answer by Littleguysmommy at 5:45 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

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