Mom And Pharmacist Share Great Hack For Helping Kids To Take Their Medicine

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If you’re a parent, you’re likely very familiar with fighting young children to take their medicine. It’s hard to really blame them — the majority of children’s medicine, even the flavored stuff, tastes pretty downright awful. So, how do you convince even the most stubborn child that they need to take the gross stuff?

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Well, one mom has the perfect solution. Joelle Smithmier Dew is not only a mom, but also a pharmacist. She revealed that Hershey’s Chocolate Caramel Coffee Creamer is a lifesaver for masking the taste of gross medicine. She explained that she usually mixes about four tablespoons of the coffee creamer with the medicine and her kids readily drink it down.

For especially nasty-tasting medicines like Tamiflu, this coffee creamer is the solution. Joelle said that once mixed with the creamer, her kids can’t taste the medicine whatsoever. And as a reminder, coffee creamer doesn’t actually contain any coffee or caffeine, so it’s completely fine for a child to consume.

So, the next time you’re about to battle your child into taking important medicine, win the fight before it even starts by trying out this simple yet genius, mom and pharmacist-approved solution!