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8 Analogies For Giving A Toddler Medicine.

medicine pillsFuzz is ill. He’s been ill for over two weeks, actually. However, he’s been really feverish the last 24 hours. I’ve been attempting to keep it down with an occasional dose of ibuprofen or tylenol.

During the day, he’ll often take it without any issue, but if I try to give it to him at night, most of the little vial of sugary meds ends up on his pajamas, his face, my boob, the sheets, you name it.

I guess I got lucky with my other one, because he’ll take any medicine at any time, even those disgusting pink bubble gum antibiotics he had to take for 10 days.  Hopefully this is not some foreshadowing for drug abuse in his teenage years, and I mean that sincerely.

Meanwhile back to Fuzz and all the other toddlers who would rather jump out the window than take medication.  Here’s what people said when I asked them to fill in the blanks on this sentence:

Giving A Toddler Medicine is like_______________

Some are hilarious, some are the downright, honest-to-goodness truth.


  • Trying to pour water into a moving volcano 1 of 8
    Trying to pour water into a moving volcano
    Pretend this volcano is on wheels.
    Submitted by Sarah W.
  • Stuffing marshmallows into a parking meter. 2 of 8
    Stuffing marshmallows into a parking meter.
    Brilliant, I say.
    Submitted by Robin W.
  • Ballroom dancing with a kangaroo. 3 of 8
    Ballroom dancing with a kangaroo.
    I'd imagine it would be hard with or without a baby in the pouch.
    Submitted by Carol S.
  • Trying to thread a needle while riding a horse. 4 of 8
    Trying to thread a needle while riding a horse.
    Challenging. Very.
    Submitted by Lexy L.
  • Bathing a cat. 5 of 8
    Bathing a cat.
    Have you ever given a cat a bath? It's up there on the list of "not so fun activities."
    Submitted by Karen H.
  • Trying to give medicine to a cat. 6 of 8
    Trying to give medicine to a cat.
    See the other cat one. Cats and toddlers are in the same conspiracy.
    Submitted by Patricia R.
  • My worst nightmare. 7 of 8
    My worst nightmare.

    Submitted by Jamie S.
    She has a 2.5 year old, she should know.
  • The quickest way to make me feel like an incompetent parent. 8 of 8
    The quickest way to make me feel like an incompetent parent.

    Also submitted by Jamie S.
    Can you tell how much she abhors this task?

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Photo Credits

One a day: Flickr/Andy Melton
Scary Nightmare Horror Scream Girl: Flickr/Pink Sherbert
31/365 Stress: Flickr/Becky Wetherington
Kangaroo: Flickr/Subhash Chandra
Arenal: Flickr/Scott Robinson
Lexi Gets A Bath: Flickr/abbamouse
Imagine…: Flickr/Harold Hoyer
Horses Running: Flickr/Lindsay Shaver
It’s All Your Fault: Flickr/Steve H
30 minutes max: Flickr/Scott Robinson
I had a dream last night…: Flickr/Kate Ter Haar

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