Teaching your child to swallow tablets

Swallowing pills is an important life skill for children to learn, it has many benefits like:

  •  they are less sickly and contain less sugar than liquid medicines
  • much easier to stock
  • have a longer shelf like making them easier to keep in date
  • most of them do not need to be kept in a fridge

The Great North Children’s Hospital has put together a really helpful guide on teaching children how to swallow pills. This can be accessed on the Healthier Together website.