In our previous post, we highlighted reasons why your kids don’t take their medication as prescribed by their doctor. For this articlewe felt the need to do a follow up by sharing a few tips on how to help your kids take their medication. As we had established, one of the best ways to minimize exposing your kids to paediatric radiology is by keeping them free from diseases and one of the best ways to achieve this is ensuring that they complete their prescriptions.
Let’s take a look at 5 tips we believe will help your kids follow the doctor’s prescription to a tee.
Tip 1: Ensure consistent timing
For your kids to be able to take their medication consistently, it’s important to make it a point to make them take it consistently at the same time of day. This will make it part of their routine therefore making it difficult to forget.
Tip 2: Ensure they take their medication during a routine daily activity
When your kids have daily routines like brushing their teeth, taking lunch, having a jog or going to the gym, it’s a good idea to tie their medication with some of these activities. This will make it much harder for them to forget taking the medication.
Tip 3: Let them keep a medicine calendar
Since most kids are taught to maintain a schedule of activities, they may find this very easy to adopt. When they have a medicine calendar and make it a habit to tick every time they take their medicine, it becomes much harder for them to forget.
Tip 4: Using a pill container
The good thing about pill containers is that a number of them are designed with different sections meant for scenarios where a patient has multiple doses. With such a container, it’s very easy for your kids to keep up with their prescription.
Tip 5: You can use a timer cap
If you realize that yourkids are too forgetful and may require a reminder it would help if you purchased a timer cap that goes with theirpill bottles. The idea is to set the timer to go off at around the time when their next dose is meant to be taken. In some cases, pill boxes will always have the timer functions.
This will apply when your kids are taking medications of all types of illnesses. The idea is to create discipline in them to respect prescription medication as well as keep them disease free to reduce their visits to health facilities.