When giving liquid medicines to a baby or a young child, use a syringe or dropper to avoid spillage and ensure that you give the correct dose. If you are unsure how to use the syringe or dropper, ask your pharmacist to show you how to measure and give a dose of medicine. When treating the child, hold him or her securely to give reassurance and keep the child from struggling.
From the 2010 revision of the Complete Home Medical Guide © Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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