Mom Shares "Clever" Medicine Hack And Divides The Internet
It's our duty as parents to do everything in our power to safeguard our children's health. Even when that means dealing with a temper tantrum (or three) when we have to turn down their request for yet another McDonald's Happy Meal and or bag of Haribo.
And while this is tricky enough, an even greater challenge is convincing our kids to take the medicine that they need to feel better. But, as we all know, getting a four-year-old to understand that the icky tasting liquid or scary looking pill is going to make them feel better can be a nigh impossible task.
But one mom by the name of Nissa Nani recently came up with an ingenious solution to this all-too-common problem and shared it on Facebook in a bid to help other parents.
It involves cutting out a section of an innocuous-looking juice carton and putting your child's medicine inside.
Since posting the trick on February 16, it's been shared almost 200K times and received 18K comments.
Not all parents need to disguise the medicine in a tastier looking package, either. Another mom shared an extremely similar hack in May of last year, as reported by mom.me, of her son taking his medicine simply because it had a straw placed in the box which, for him, made it look like close enough to a carton of juice.
But while this trick worked for Nani and Caryl Mayes, who posted the picture above, not all parents were in its favor, and the comments section of Nani's pictures was divided.
"Umm no, they need to learn! That's what is wrong with these kids!! Everything is fluff, and no accountability! If they won't take it? Oh I got ways! Lol AND all my kids turned out fine! Discipline and all!" wrote one commenter.
"Tell your kid to take their medicine and that's it!" added another.
Others simply said that the hack wouldn't work because their children would know that they were being tricked when they took a sip:
"My kids don't fall for these things," wrote a third. "The minute anything unpleasant lands on their tongues, it's game over. Thankful for bubble gum flavored antibiotics."
Then some parents expressed concerns about the long-term effect which tricking children in this way could have:
"And that's the story of how my son decided he would never drink juice again," remarked a fourth.
What do you think? Is this a nifty parenting hack that's worth giving a go? Or is the risk of your kid not trusting anything else you offer them to drink not worth it? Let us know in the comments section.