As I write this, we are 6 days into our second 10 day course of antibiotics in the last 2 months. In addition to the two giant bottles of Amoxicillin we’ve had to give to Eli, he’s also been the unfortunate recipient of a substantial amount of both Tylenol and Motrin in the past several weeks. Though I’ve said this before, I cannot tell you how much I hope we’re finally on the downhill side of this winter of germs. I’m not sure how much more he or I can take.
Prior to November, the only experience I had with giving Eli medications were the Vitamin D drops he takes, happily, every day and one or two doses of Tylenol after vaccinations. I really wasn’t too worried about it until I realized that unlike the Tylenol, he actually had to ingest the full dose of the antibiotics. There was no, eh good enough, like with pain/fever meds. I’m still far from a pro and we still struggle with most dosages, but through this wretched winter, I have learned several valuable lessons about giving medicine to babies that I realized may be helpful to the other infant medicine newbies.
Since we’re only 8 months in, I imagine our medicine rituals and lessons will evolve and change. Hopefully they will involve less crying and gagging, but I’m not holding my breath.
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What helps/helped with giving medication to your baby?