It's hard being a mom because in addition to our human children, most of us have fluffy children too. Whether your kids have two legs or four, getting them to take horrible-tasting medicine is impossible.
Both of my sons have had bouts of croup and let me tell you, it is scary! The very first time we heard loud barking (exactly like a seal) through the baby monitor at midnight, my blood ran cold.
A common medicine to help ease an episode of croup is Albuterol, one of the most horrid tasting medicines around. When your child is struggling to breathe and refuses to take medicine because of the bad taste - well, that's not even an option. That's when I discovered the Wheel of Yuck and that's why I'm sharing it with you. It's my BFF.
The Wheel of Yuck is the brainchild of FLAVORx. (No, that's not a rapper.) The company has created an interactive, FREE guide that let's you know which three flavors are the most "yuck-busting" for a specific medicine. For example, because Albuterol ranks high on the yucky scale, the best flavor options are strawberry, apple or grape. Go head, give the wheel a spin and see if you've been picking the right flavor for your child's medicine. Pets included!!!
What's great about this concept, it they have applied it to animals as well. Want to know which flavor a lizard likes? How about a guinea pig? Now you can medicate your pets with ease too. Amazing. And, it's about time! ;)
Read more about the Wheel of Yuck on Babble's blog, Family Style.