Model for your child the steps in swallowing a pill:
Use candy pills for practice. Gradually increase the size of the pill in the following order:
Have your child practice swallowing each size of sprinkle or candy as many times as it takes for him or her to get used to it.
These procedures usually take about 45 minutes to 1 hour but may take you a little longer.
Written by Edward Christophersen, Ph.D.
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