If you have seen
Mary Poppins, you know that people have been using tricks
to get children to take medicine for decades. While a "spoonful
of sugar" isn't the usual method used today, there are
other ways to get your child to take his or her medicine,
especially when it doesn't taste very good.
If it tastes bad,
allow your child to eat half a popsicle first, with promises
of the second half when the medicine is taken. The frozen
treat will also freeze the taste buds, and your child will
not be able to taste the medicine very well, if at all.
Have a banana on
hand if they need to swallow a pill. If it gets "stuck",
the mushy-ness of the banana will grab the pill on the way
down. This works much better than a drink!