When the doctor first prescribed them he asked if Peter had any trouble taking pills.
Any medication I had given him up until that point had been liquid. So not knowing how well he would be able to swallow the pills, his doctor prescribed dissolvable Redi-tabs.
These things worked great but were very expensive. So when we were out of the dissolvable tablets Peter asked for "real pills...the kind you swallow" so I happily purchased the much cheaper generic Claritin in pill form.
Our first attempt didn't go very well. The pill just sat on Peter's tongue. He tried gulping and swallowing but it just sat there. I kept yelling, "Swallow! Swallow! Pretend it's food!" But he was not able to get that little pill to go down.
So I got a big spoonful of applesauce and plunked the pill on top of it.
Then Peter ate the spoonful of applesauce and the pill went right down with the applesauce.
We used the applesauce trick for several days until Peter was ready to try again. Now he is able to swallow the pill with just milk.
Peter's nose isn't runny and my wallet isn't empty. Applesauce and Claritin. It Works For Us!Please visit Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer for more Works For Me Wednesday.