How to Get Your Kids to Swallow Pills

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Ever had that time that your kid needed to swallow a pill and it was full out drama?

For us, once our kids hit 50 pounds, if they ever need to take a Tylenol or Advil, we give them one adult pill to swallow. There are even other times that stuff only comes in pill form and you have to get them to swallow a huge pill.

So, how do you get your kids to swallow pills without gnashing of teeth, gagging, and tears?

It’s really simple, all you need is a straw.

You stick the pill just slightly in the top of the straw and tell your kids to take a really big sip. I often use something my kids don’t normally get, maybe gatorade or juice, we have even let them pick soda. Whatever gets that pill down.


Here are our favorite straws . So keep those straws in your drawer, just in case because you never know when you might need them.

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