It's in a capsule and since she can't swallow it, we sprinkle it over ice cream. She absolutely hates to take it and gags every time so she doesn't get all the medicine. We've tried applesauce with no luck. And she doesn't like yogurt. We've tried rewarding her when she takes it, but that hasn't worked either. Help!
Sounds like the problem is getting your daughter to swallow capsules??? Last year we were able to teach my son (he was 8 yrs old) how to swallow pills... tablets and capsules. I started with raisins and he practiced... somehow it made a difference to him knowing he wasn't swallowing a pill!! Once he was able to swallow a raisin, it gave him confidence that he could do it. It took quite a few tries but eventually he was able to get a capsule down. Tablets were harder for him. What eventually worked was putting the tablet in spoonful of apple sauce. He would swallow the apple sauce along with the tablet. Patience is the key :) The other thing we did was made it very clear to him that NOT swallowing was NOT an option and that we would continue working to find a way to teach him to swallow. Good luck!
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