My toddler never refuses medicine – my simple trick will always ensure they always take it without throwing a tantrum
9th March 2022

MARY Poppins might have been on to something when she sang about a spoonful of sugar.

One mom was clearly inspired by the classic movie when she came up with a trick to get her fussy toddler to take their medicine.


Nikki Jurcutz, who runs a mommy blog called Tiny Hearts Education, shared a clip of her 18-month-old tot refusing a syringe of medicine.

Rather than getting frustrated and forcing it down, the mom instead grabbed some sprinkles and a spoon.

She simply combined a spoonful of sprinkles with the medicine and her baby then slurped down the medicine with no problem.

The mom advised calling the sprinkle medicine something fun like "unicorn potion, sprinkle syrup, or dinosaur poop."

The mom's handy hack was met with different responses by fellow parents.

Some slammed her for her medicine trick with one person saying: "Nope. No no. It's medicine. It's not a fun treat or toy. This can be very dangerous."

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Another commented: "Umm sugar? I don't think so," while someone else quipped: "This just reminds me of being told not to tell your kids medicine is candy because then they will go and eat it all and get sick or hurt…."

However, more people praised the mom for her clever trick, like one person who wrote: "Whatever works to get them their meds! This is fantastic. Associating something enjoyable with something necessary."

Another added: "Omg Thank you!! Mine is 5 and she’s a fighter so this would help a lot."

"Genius!!! We seldom give meds but when we do we have one that is a fighter. I will use this next time," another comment read.

Similarly, another mom shared why you should keep your Calpol bottles to make giving your kids medicine easier.

Additionally, parenting experts shared why it’s fine to lie to kids about bedtime, but telling fibs to get them to eat dinner is harmful.


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