EVERY parent knows the struggle of convincing their child to take medication.
If it doesn’t end in tears, chances are they’re stubborn or yelling about their dislike of the taste.
But that ends here, as a mother found a clever way to get her daughter to take her medicine without complaining – and it all boils down to chocolate.
Morgan Woodruff, who’s been dubbed the “follower” method, took to her TikTok account to share how she’s doing it with ease.
“This video is a few years old but forever my best parenting hack,” she wrote at the beginning of the clip.
In the short video, she can be seen opening her daughter’s mouth and holding her nose before tilting her head back slightly and handing her the medicine in a small silver container.
“Go,” she says, before telling her daughter to swallow it all. She then takes a bottle of Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup.
“Chaser,” Morgan says while squeezing some of the syrup into her daughter’s mouth.
“My child has sensory issues and got sick every time he took medication.” [sic] she wrote about it.
In the caption, she added: “A bit of chocolate never hurt the kid and now we don’t have meltdowns over the occasional med.
“A win is a win”.
People were quick to comment on the video, praising her for her willingness to address her daughter’s sensory issues.
“It makes me so happy to see parents working with their children’s sensory issues instead of punishing them for it,” one person wrote.
Another said: “I’m a full grown adult with no sensory issues and I can’t take liquid medication without a tracker! I hate that stuff.”
A third shared: “I have sensory issues, taking medication is so hard for me! Best Mom Award & I’m totally trying! lol”. [sic]
“I did the same thing with my kid but we use Sprite because the bubbles helped distract him,” said another.
While a fourth added: “This is amazing! I’ll tell my parents to try that.”