Proven Techniques to Help Children Who Have Difficulty Swallowing Pills
About one in three children have a difficult time swallowing pills of any size, and more than half have difficulty swallowing a standard sized pill, but researchers say many of the techniques being used to teach kids appear to be successful.
Researchers recently reviewed published literature about the techniques being employed to teach kids how to swallow pills they need to take for medical issues.
They found that specialized pill cups, flavored throat sprays, head posturing techniques and written instructions were all employed, and the approaches were successful in most of the children studied.
Moreover, during a follow up six months later, children demonstrated that they could still remember and put into practice the new pill swallowing skills they learned.