Woman Reveals 'Hack Of The Century' By Transforming Kids' Medicine Into 'Unicorn Potion'
We all have memories of refusing to take medicine when we were kids. Most of it did - and still does - taste like hell incarnated, yet it was required for all wintertime bugs made worse by our close proximity with snotty children.
The only one we could just about manage was Calpol - ahh, that sticky, sweet pink deliciousness.
Anyway, one mum has shared a clever trick for getting kids to take their medicine by transforming it into 'unicorn potion'.
Rachael Begley was beyond stressed last Christmas when her two daughters Anna, three, and Rosa, 16 months, both caught tonsillitis.
The doctors prescribed the pair a week-long course of antibiotics which they needed to take four times a day.
Her daughters hated taking it and after unsuccessful attempts to mask the taste with tasty treats like yoghurt and orange juice, the 27-year-old was near to giving up when she went to her medicine cupboard once more.
That's when she spotted some 'hundreds and thousands' sitting on a nearby shelf.
In true Mary Poppins style, the mum-of-two tipped the popular cake topper over a spoonful of the medicine, transforming it into 'unicorn potion', and presented it to her oldest.
Much to Rachael's surprise, Anna loved the disguised medicine, declaring: "It's great."
Pre-school teaching assistant Rachael shared her medicine hack with mummy pals on her WhatsApp group and later penned a blog post, which quickly turned viral with fellow long-suffering parents.
"Last Christmas Anna and baby Rosa got really sick with bad tonsilitis," says Rachael. "Both of them were so sick and were prescribed medicine to take - it smelled horrible.
"The baby was fine but because Anna was a bit older and in the terrible twos stage she just wouldn't take it. She tried it once and was just like 'no', I felt really bad and was thinking 'please just take it'.
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"I was at my wits end and I opened the cupboard to get the syringe and the medicine. I saw the sprinkles and just thought 'ooh this could be good' - I was just so desperate and tired.
"I had it on the spoon and said 'look it's a unicorn potion, it's great'.
"She was a wee bit unsure so I said 'well if you don't get it Rosa's going to eat it all up' so she ate it, it was such a relief."
Rachael shared the hack on her blog Mummy Looks Funny after the Facebook post racked up more than 23,000 likes, shares and comments.
The tips read: "1. Grab your stinky medicine that your kid has been flat out refusing to take. Measure the required dose and put it on a spoon.
"2. Grab some rainbow sprinkles. Dealers choice for the brand. I'm a high roller so we have Tesco own make.
"3. Sprinkle the sprinkles onto the spoonful of previously repulsive liquid.
"BAM! You now have yourself some delicious and magical unicorn potion."
Rachael said she's been overwhelmed with the positive comments she's received since.
"Anna hasn't needed another antibiotic since then but from now on I'm always going to have to make sure I've got hundreds and thousands in the medicine cupboard," she says.
"When it comes to hundreds and thousands, the more the better."
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