(HealthDayNews) -- Some children's medicines come in pill form, and while it's tough enough to get kids to take liquid medications, how can you get them to swallow a pill?Fairview Health Services in Minnesota offers these alternatives:
- Put the pill in your child's mouth and have him fill up his cheeks with water, swallowing as few times as possible. The pill should go right down.
- Place the pill under your child's tongue and have him drink water in gulps from a cup. The pill will often slip out and go down undetected.
- A thicker liquid like milk may make pills easier to swallow, but ask your doctor or pharmacist before you try this.