It is rare to meet a baby who is happy to run for injections and prefers medicines to candy. However, the lion’s share of the child’s relationship to treatment depends on parenting.
Of course, our children are more fortunate than the older generations – the pharmaceutical industry experts are trying to make drug intake as comfortable as possible for the child.
Most syrups and suspensions that are designed for children have a sweet and pleasant taste, and some are even sold in an assortment, depending on the tastes of the little ones.
Therefore, it makes sense to ask the seller at the pharmacy – perhaps there is a product with a pleasant taste for sale, which greatly facilitates its reception.
Everything works here – from dancing with pantomime to cartoons and advertising. Sometimes a child is so passionate about the adventures of his beloved heroes that he does not even notice such unpleasant procedures as washing the nose or treating wounds.
You should not mislead your kid with the phrase “You will not be hurt!” Whereas the procedure is to be painful. Let this method work once, but the next time the child will already know what awaits him, and there will be less confidence in his parents.
It is better to honestly say that it will be unpleasant, but not to focus attention on it, switching it to something else — to tell the principle of the effect of the medicine, tell about your diseases, etc.
Too bitter drugs can be mixed with sugar (jam syrup, juice). However, you should always consult with a doctor or pharmacist about this initiative – sometimes this mix can reduce the effectiveness of treatment or even harm the body.
Another great technique is to give medicine with a syringe (naturally, without a needle). Thus there is no risk that the drug will spill (as in the case of a spoon), and the speed of action is much higher.
It was the syringe that helped me out by treating my daughter with bronchitis, when the doctor advised me to give the baby warm Borjomi mineral water and milk (it is impossible to drink this mixture on my own). In the same way, I poured a child and a half liters of Rehydron per day.
In no case should not scare the child evil doctors. Often we hear the inconveniences on the site – for example, disobedient children are taken for injections or the doctor will cut the stomach if you eat sand. And then the parents are surprised at the tantrums under the pediatrician’s office.
An important role is played by the way you present your child the upcoming visit to the doctor. If you start with the fact that you do not worry about the main thing, you have to suffer, etc., then the result will be appropriate. I do absolutely the opposite: I use the phrase, but you will not go to the doctor! and, as a result, the daughter sometimes even asks to go to the clinic.
As you call a boat, so it will float – as you treat the treatment, so will your child. After all, for someone the treatment is hysterical to vomiting, but for someone an exciting game of a doctor.