Stephanie's delicious cure for the hiccups:
Here's my totally painless [and high protein! — Ed.] cure for the hiccups: Give your (older child only please!) a silverware spoon full of peanut butter and have them eat it all at one time. Volia! Hiccups instantly gone! I think it works because the PB is so thick when you swallow your diaphragm is forced to relax. Obviously this wouldn't be safe for a younger kid (or one with a nut allergy, duh!) but my son is 4 and has no problems with it (he will come running and say "I need some peanut butter!" when he gets the hiccups) and it honestly works great….it's the only thing that gets rid of the hiccups for me, too!
BTW, I can't take full credit for this hack, I was told about it by a paramedic I used to work with in the ER. I laughed at him about it until one day when I got the hiccups and he proved me wrong! And most all of us have got a jar of the stuff around the house, right?
Certainly better for a kid that my mom's old-fashioned cure: a spoonful of sugar. (But, oh, how I loved getting the hiccups when I was a kid).
What's your foolproof cure for the hiccups?