Yucky-tasting medicine goes down easier with a chaser of flavoring syrup
Amanda found a way to make medicine a little easier to take:
My kids have been sick all fall-- finally they were prescribed Augmentin, which apparently tastes "gross and nasty." It was too late to go back and have it flavored, and the price of the prescription is way to much to just get another bottle. Then it occurred to me that I could measure out the dosage, and then add a half an eyedropper full of vanilla flavored coffee syrup to the medicine. I get ours at Target to use in warm milk for special treats, so it wasn't as if I had to buy a whole bottle of it just for making the medicine go down. Both kids lapped it up. Yay!
Working off this hack, I'm thinking maple syrup, honey, or even a sugar cube would work as well.