Mary Poppins had the right idea. A spoonful of sugar does make the medicine go down. I often wonder what Mary would recommend in regards to modern medications, however. Medicine has advanced, but alas, the taste of our children’s medications most definitely has not. We do have a few chewable and flavoring options available now. If those don’t work, then try this tasty trick I learned during residency. Have your child lick frozen grape juice concentrate. This creates such intense flavor on the tongue that the taste buds go numb for a few minutes. During this time, medicine can be swallowed quickly, without an impending taste-bud revolt.
Isn’t it is a yummy way to take medicine? I think Mary Poppins would approve. What do you think?


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