Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Works For Me: Tub Medicine

Shannon's Works for Me!


Pediatricians don't seem as eager to recomend baby vitamins like they used to, back when my teenager was just a wee one. Vitamin supplements aren't really necessary if your child eats a well balanced diet. I would agree. Unfortunately my toddlers haven't always been eager to eat such a diet when offered to them. To ease my mind about their nutritional needs being met, I have always given them baby vitamins. The problem is they don't taste too great, so they don't exactly suck every drop right down. Rather than having every item of their clothing covered with brown stains, I started giving them their vitamins in the tub, where dribbles are easily rinsed away. I found this actually works with any kind of medicine, such as antibiotics, too. Because, I'm not crazy about hot pink Amoxicillin stains, either!

19 comments:

  1. Oh this is a great idea Nettie. It's always a struggle with my kids to take their medicine and more makes it to their chins and clothes than in their mouths.

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Great idea!!! I usually just give them their medicine and stand guard with a wet wipe to catch any spit ups....this is a much better idea!

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  3. I do this too. It makes clean up so much easier...basically just hosing them off.

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  4. What a great idea! Tht could have helped awhile back before I had stains all over everything! :-)

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  5. Smarty pants! Now, can I feed him in the tub too?

    Thanks for the vitamin tip... I am going to do that!

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  6. Good plan! Also- I think you're fibbing. There is no WAY you have teenagers. You look so young!!

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  7. I always do meds in the tub too. So much easier!

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  8. Just stumbled onto your blog, and I have to say YOU ARE A GENIUS! I have never thought of giving my baby medicine in the tub. I finally gave up on Poly-Vi-Sol because I was so tired of ruining all of my babe's cute little outfits.

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  9. Great idea. Fortunately, I will never have to use it. :)

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  10. What a great tip! I don't know how many pink stains we have on my daughter's clothing because of her turning her head at the last minute. I'm with Gina on the feeding them in the tub thing too. LOL.

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  11. Vary smart.

    I give my toddler one bottle of formula every day. I figure it tops up whatever he's not eating.

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  12. Thanks Gina for the YW tip! We actually used her Arise and Shine Forth program for our New Beginnings Program. It is wonderful! We'll be singing "Arise and Shine Forth" this Sunday for our YW Sacrament Meeting.

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  13. Hey Nettie - - we give our babies Poly-vi-Sol, too. My dad and 3 of my sisters are pharmacists and their recommendation has been to put the vitamins in the refrigerator. They taste SO much better cold. (I tested them myself). So ... we do administer in the tub - - but we administer them cold and they go down like CANDY!

    BTW: We're making a "What I love about you" jar for my mom and the input my siblings have given me so far is just AWESOME. Thanks again for that great tip, last week! :)

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  14. This is a great idea. Fortunatly my son LOVES to take medicine...even the yucky kind, as longs as he has a chaser. :) It's almost scary that he likes it so much. He will fake an illness just to get a baby aspirin. Of course, I call his bluff with the threat of calling the Dr and he always fesses up when he's faking.

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  15. THAT IS A FANTABULOUS IDEA!!!! Where were you two years ago before my husband dumped the ENTIRE BOTTLE of Poly Visol on the side of my bed and carpet? That stuff does NOT come out of carpet. It looks like someone died there. It is very, very sad.

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  16. we've always done tub medicine too. It just makes sense!

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  17. Ah yes... believe it or not my HUSBAND thought of this before I did. Kinda like the great idea that you should take your toddler's shirt off before letting them feed themself? BRILLIANT and such a lifesaver.

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