5 Tips for Giving Medicine to a Fussy Baby: Making the Process Easier

5 Tips for Giving Medicine to a Fussy Baby: Making the Process Easier

5 Tips for Giving Medicine to a Fussy Baby: Making the Process Easier

For many parents, giving medicine to a fussy baby can be a daunting task. Whether it's due to the taste of the medicine or simply a dislike for being administered anything orally, fussy babies can make the process challenging. However, with a few helpful tips and tricks, you can navigate this hurdle with ease. Here are some strategies to make giving medicine to your fussy baby a smoother experience:

1. Stay Calm and Patient

Babies can pick up on your emotions, so it's essential to stay calm and patient during the process. Take deep breaths, speak calmly to your baby, and reassure them that everything will be okay.

2. Use Baby Medical Dispenser like Jet

Instead of using a traditional medicine spoon, opt for Jet by The Clever Baby for more precise dosing and easier administration. This allows you to deliver the medicine slowly and in small increments, minimizing the chances of your baby spitting it out. Its dual functionality as a teether and dispenser means you can attach the medicine dispenser to the airplane-shaped teether, turning the experience into a playful moment. The engaging design of Jet captures your baby's attention while the chilled teether provides soothing relief, making the process of giving medicine more enjoyable for your little one.

3. Mix with Breast Milk or Formula

If your baby dislikes the taste of the medicine, try mixing it with a small amount of breast milk or formula to mask the flavor. This can make the medicine more palatable and easier for your baby to swallow.

4. Offer a Distraction

Distract your baby during the administration of medicine by singing a song, playing with a favorite toy, or gently blowing bubbles. Keeping your baby's attention focused elsewhere can make the process less stressful for both of you.

5. Reward and Praise

After successfully administering the medicine, offer praise and rewards to reinforce positive behavior. A cuddle, kiss, or sticker can go a long way in making your baby feel proud and accomplished.

Remember, every baby is different, so it may take some trial and error to find the strategies that work best for your little one. With patience, creativity, and a little bit of Jet magic, you can overcome the challenge of giving medicine to your fussy baby and ensure they get the care they need.

For additional tips, please visit this blog post - Fever Relief: 5 Ways to Comfort Your Baby here.

Tricia Meyer is a serial entrepreneur, business lawyer and mom of 6! Tricia is the Co-Founder at The Clever Baby. The Clever Baby recently launched its first product Jet - a patented, innovative teether and dispenser all-in-one, and is committed to developing clever products for parents and creating magical moments for babies and kids. Tricia has been featured in many publications including Inc., Crain’s, Chicago Tribune, NBC Chicago, American Express OPEN Forum, and more! Tricia has also received 30+ awards over the course of her career including being recognized by Crain’s Chicago as one of the most influential lawyers in Chicago and by Forbes on the Next1000 list! Learn more about The Clever Baby at www.thecleverbaby.com.