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I had a c-section at 37 weeks because I was preeclamptic. My initial birth plan was to do the Bradley Method, a natural vaginal birth. One of the greatest things I learned while pregnant was that your plan is a great ideal but not necessarily what ends up happening when it's time to give birth. I kept an open mind and had an absolutely amazing c-section. I ...


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My son is 2.5-years-old, but has had to take allergy medication for quite some time. While most of the medicines have some sort of sweetness added to them, they're still not a pleasant experience. Although, he's had various other prescriptions (antibiotics) that aren't as pleasant as the allergy medicines. My solution may not work for you, as my son has to ...


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One method I would suggest is dulling the child's sense of taste. There are a few methods you can take to try and do this. From personal experience, these efficacy of each method tends to vary based on the exact nature of the foul substance to be ingested. Have them suck on a sugar-free candy in advance of taking the medicine. The artificial sweeteners ...


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Mary Poppins has some good advice for this scenario: "Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down." While sugar itself might not be the best option, try mixing the medicine into something sweet. It probably won't entirely disguise the taste, but it should at least mask the taste enough that the experience isn't too traumatic for the child. Some ...



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