Apr 7, 2009

New idea for getting kids to take their meds

Let me say up front that this isn't something I've done, so I don't know if it will actually work. But since I have one kid who hates drinking medicine, this idea in the April 2009 issue of Parents magazine caught my eye:

It's a candy-rimmed dosing cup from KidKupz.com, which retails for $6.99 for a box of 6 cups.

Of course, it immediately occurred to me that you could probably rim a dosing cup the same way you'd rim a margarita glass: Pour some water or simple syrup onto a small shallow plate. Pour some sugar onto another small plate. Turn the dosing cup over and dip the rim into the water or syrup, then into the sugar. If you anticipate needing more than one dose, you could prepare several cups at once. (And if you don't already keep the cups from old bottles, you should! It'll spare you from emergency dish washing.)

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annies home said...

what a great idea thanks for sharing

Tara said...

Love this idea!

Clean ClutterFree Simple said...

If I did that at my house, my 5 year old would start inventing new illnesses!

Bargain Briana said...

I'm giggling over the rimming it like a Margarita glass! :) Kiddie Cocktails! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy,
I am the founder of Kidkupz and a mother of 2. I just wanted to say thanks for bringing my new product to the attention of your readers. I worked long and hard to develop all-natural fruity flavors that my kids love and we've already had great feedback from moms who've struggled with giving meds to their kids.
Check out our story at www.kidkupz.com!