Entice your sickie with a medicine-dipped lollipops
Stephanie: we do what we must.
Our daughter recently battled an ear infection along with another virus. She's usually pretty good about taking medicines, but her doctor prescribed a horrible tasting medicine for the virus, which in turn caused our daughter to start refusing all medicines.
Monday morning she woke up with a fever of 105 degrees and there was no time for struggling to get the medicine down. I grabbed a grape lollipop and my husband poured out the appropriate dosage of Infant Tylenol into a spoon. I rolled the lollipop into the Infant Tylenol and gave it to our daughter. She sucked off all the Infant Tylenol and let me repeat the process, until she had finished the dosage. Her fever was down to 102 in a matter of minutes.
Dum Dums are the recommended lollipop for the procedure, as they are small and round (which is good for rolling them in the meds).
And you're sure to get a few Dum Dums in the trick-or-treat bag.