- Safety 1st Hospital’s Choice Bottle Medicine Dispenser
- Easily dispenses medicine in a familiar way
I purchased this for my 4-5 month old infant to help him take his antibiotics. Thank goodness I did. . it allows him to “gum” the nipple and swallow just the right amount so that he doesn’t choke on it. He can even hold it himself! I would TOTALLY recommend this item!
My baby is VERY difficult to give medicine too- she totally resists having any squeezed into her mouth and pushes it out with her tongue. If I tried to squeeze on the side of her mouth and get her to swallow it she would just scream and cry and often vomit it all up a few moments later, which defeats the whole point. I got this bottle medicine dispenser and thank goodness you can switch out the nipple (my baby will only accept the Dr. Brown’s nipple she’s used to). I haven’t found it to leak and I can get her to take all of her medicine (especially if I can mix it with a little formula). I wouldn’t say it makes giving medicine easy- I still have to cajole and coax and do a lot of distracting, but at least she’s not upset by it.
The best part about this medicine dispenser is that my Dr. Brown’s bottle nipples fit into it. So I was able to use the same nipple my baby was accustomed to in order to dispense his medicine.
Would have worked well
But my babies medicine had a really strong taste and she could tell and wouldn’t drink it. Worked well and seemed to be good quality.
I wasn’t expecting much from this dispenser based on previous reviews but it was so cheap I figured I’d give it a shot. And it works! My 3 month old hates the traditional dispenser that comes with ibuprofen or tylenol. I can barely get him to take medicine that way without him choking. I tried the Safety 1st bottle dispenser and my baby took his medicine like a champ! As others said, it’s hard to administer small amounts of medicine (like the 1.25 ml of ibuprofen I give my baby) but I get around that by mixing the medicine with breastmilk in the bottle dispenser and it works great.