Mom shares hack for getting her kids to take medicine

If you struggle to get your baby to take medicine in a syringe when they are ill, know you’re not alone.

As they are already fussy from being under the weather, they may not take well to new things, but one mom has shared a hack that makes giving them medicine a whole lot easier.

The 28-year-old mom of five has clearly had her fair share of experience when it comes to babies.

Lina Frances, from the US, shared the hack on her TikTok account, where it went viral with over five million views.

In the video, she said: “I’ve been a mom for ten years and never knew this trick.

“If your baby does not do well taking medications from a syringe you have to try this.”

She explains that she took her baby’s prescribed medication and put it into the lid of a clean bottle.

“While she was drinking her formula, I just secretly swapped it out and it worked like a charm.

“This trick works really well on my baby even if she’s not eating though, so I think it could work either way.” She added.

She shows that as she swaps out the bottle for the medicine-filled bottle lid, her baby doesn’t stir and takes the medicine without any fuss.

Some viewers of the video were seriously impressed by the hack, but others said it might not always work.

Moms who had used it before said it worked like a charm on their babies too, “Great mom hack!! I did this & always worked wonderfully, you are an awesome Mom,” said one.

“I used to do this for my son 20 years ago! Lol best way to trick them into taking their meds.” Another mom exclaimed.

Frances’ baby was suffering from an ear infection when she showed off her trick.
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A third wrote: “This hack is life-changing.”

However, one viewer warned: “Just be careful doing this, I did this with my five-month-old, & he was refusing his bottle for the next week after bc he thought it was medicine.”

This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission.

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