- If your kiddo is getting oral medication, get lots of syringes. The pharmacy might only include one in the bag but will happily give you a dozen.
- Some pharmacies have a special stopper that will allow you to turn the bottle over and draw the medication out with a syringe much more neatly than sticking the syringe in the bottle. You can also buy them online.
- Before using each syringe, put scotch tape over the numbers. This will make the numbers last longer – you’d be surprised how quickly they wash off otherwise.
- For long term oral medication, get the Miracle O-Ring syringe. This O-ring will move smoothly for a very long time, unlike the regular black rubber plunger syringes, whose plungers get sticky within days.
- Luer tips have a screw-end to attach needles. Slip and catheter tips don’t. Usually we prefer to give medication with a slip tip syringe. (En-fit is a variation on the screw-end used for feeding tubes.)