How To Measure Liquid Medicines

To measure liquid medicines, obtain a syringe from any pharmacy. This is the type without a needle. Have a sighted person pull out the plunger to 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and 1 teaspoon scoring each measurement where the plunger enters the syringe.

To measure the liquid, insert the syringe into the liquid and pull the plunger back until the thumb nail locates the knife marking indicating the desired measurement. For example, 1/2 teaspoon would be the second knife marking.

To feed the medicine to a child without spilling it, put the syringe into his/her mouth and squirt the liquid out.

Baby Bottle with Medicine Dispenser

Administering medication to babies is no easy task. They spit, they refuse to swallow, they do anything not to ingest the often less-than-sweet tasting drug. This is of course instinctive, and really a good thing, since it's meant to protect babies from eating anything suspicious. But it does not make giving children meds any easier. This invention, however, may well do the trick.

The Medibottle is a baby bottle with an inset syringe. The idea is to mix the medication, a little at a time, with milk or baby formula so baby will not notice. It just could work.

Click this link to purchase the Medibottle from Amazon.com.

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