Wednesday, January 24, 2007

WFMW: Easy Medicine for Kids


So ... here I am ... suffering from severe sinus pain, cough, and nasty cold symptoms ... basically on my death bead ... but I'm rising above it to post my Works for Me Wednesday Tip. That's just how much I love you!

I'm sure many of you already know about this ... but if you don't, you simply must try it!

It's the new Triaminic Thin Strips!

Oh, how I love them. I was able to sneak into my son's room at 2 a.m., pop out his pacifier (ummm ... no comments about the pacifier, please!), slip a thin strip into his mouth, replace the pacifier, and return to my room undetected. He got his full doce of medicine, stopped coughing, and I didn't have to bother with measuring anything, giving it to him with a syringe or medicine cup, no grumpy baby.

They have strips for all ages, all symptoms, and I'm pretty sure you can get these baby's just about anywhere! Plus, they smell so good, I could be tempted to taste them, but my son's slurping pretty much tells me he likes them!

Head on over to Triaminic's website and check them out. I'm pretty sure that not only you, but your kids will love them.

Now ... what's Tylenol and Motrin waiting on???

Okay, I'm off to snuggle under my cozy down comforter and warm up my blue fingers. Have an awesome day, and hopefully, I'll be back to my self tomorrow. Maybe???

15 comments:

Shalee said...

I really wish that they had these when my kids where little. It would have made those colds so much easier to handle. Sigh. Y'all get all the good stuff.

Hope you're feeling better and more GiBee-ish soon!

Mike said...

Hmm. Sounds interesting. I should check the website out.

Thanks for sharing.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking about trying these. I will definately give them a go now! I hope you feel better soon! My fist sinus infection lasted for 3 months. Good times. (my son used his binky til he was three and is just fine! I'm all for them!)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I've been wondering if these work! I have one still young enough to use those, and one who positively *gags* trying pills, but might do those. Good to know, thanks!

Feel better soon!!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if they worked well. I have two little boys that don't like to take cold medicine at all. This will really help. Thanks for the great tip!

nwscrapmom said...

I've seen these but have never tried them. Your positive comments have me running to my grocery list to add them. Thanks for sharing about them! I sure hope you get to feeling better.
:)

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

aren't those great?!? yes we like them too.

sure hope you are feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

These sound great! My kids are pretty good about taking medicine (unfortunately, they have had a lot of practice with allergy medicine and antibiotics). However, they HATE cough medicine. I will give these a try!

Nancy said...

I wish they had had these when my kids were little... what a blessing! I hope you are better soon.

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

Seriously, why did they make all the cool kid stuff after I stopped having them. These sound great. I'm all for picking your battles and getting medicine into them in the middle of the night - this just makes sense.

Anonymous said...

I noticed you have been around since Wednesday so I wanted to check in with you. Hope you're feeling better and haven't taken a turn for the worse!

Anonymous said...

That sounds really easy. I hate having to wake a coughing child to give medicine. But if I don't I can't sleep because of all the noise from the coughing. BTW, no comments from me about the pacifier. My DD is finally paci a couple of weeks ago at the age of 3 and a half years.

Feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing such wondeful information! It is nearly impossible to give my 2 year old medicine, but this might do the trick!

Hope you all feel better soon!

Carol said...

I don't know that this would work for analgesics that need to enter the blood stream in order to work. Cold and cough meds can effect the target areas/organs without always having to be absorbed systemically.

Hmmm....Maybe Tylenol and Motrin folks actually are looking into it and it's just a matter of time?

What worked for me when mine were little was to say, "Yeah. I know it's yucky. That's why they call it medicine. Now hush up and drink it!"

Because I'm the Boot Camp Nurse Mom.

Mama said...

I got these for my kids. My daughter didn't like them, but she had a high fever and was very dry. They just stuck to her tongue and roof of her mouth. I found w/ my 3 year old it was easier to tear it into two pieces first and give it to him like that. Just make sure their mouths are very moist.
Mama