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Here we are at the beginning of cold and flu season, and if you’ve got kids you know that means you’re in for several months of runny noses, sneezing, coughing, and miserable little faces begging you to make them better. Medicine has come a long way from when I was a kid (anybody else remember that foul “grape” syrup we used to have to gag down?), but it’s still sometimes hard to get your little one to take something even though it’ll make them feel better if they do.

That’s where the Medicine Dispensing Sippy Cup comes into play. It looks like pretty much every sippy cup your child already uses, but this one has an added feature that’s really pretty brilliant. Underneath the lid is a compartment where you can put a dose of whatever medicine your child needs, and when they take a drink it gives them the medicine first before letting them have their favourite beverage in the rest of the cup.

I will admit, my first thought was that most kids aren’t going to take very long to figure out when they’re sick they get that cup, but it can be used as a regular cup without medicine as well so you can fool them a little while longer.

Sippy Cup Helps the Medicine Go Down

The inside of the medicine compartment is marked with ml and tsp measurements so you can be assured your child is getting the proper dose of medicine, and it won’t give them their juice until all the medicine is gone. If you’ve got an obstinate one they might just refuse to drink, but at least this should give most parents a fighting chance to sneak some medicine down their kid’s throat.

Since the Medicine Dispensing Sippy Cup is not just for medicine, it’s got the spill-resistant properties of a regular sippy cup. I hesitate to say spillproof even though they do, because I’ve never seen a sippy cup that can’t be spilled if a child is determined enough. Each cup costs between $4.00 and $9.00 US depending on where you shop, which makes them pretty comparable to the price of a normal cup. It might not be a bad idea to replace all of yours with these, because then your child really will never know when they’re getting medicine and when they’re just getting some juice.


Source: Oh Gizmo

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