Mom's incredible hack for getting her child to take medicine goes viral

Even as adults, the thought of children's medicine gives us the chills. No matter the flavor, from orange to grape, we have vivid memories of being force-fed a spoonful, only to quickly chase it down with a glass of milk or a treat.

But getting babies to open wide for a dose is even harder. However, one mom is sharing her incredible hack to get her son to take medicine -- and now, it's going viral. 

England's Helena Lee was trying to feed her newborn Calpol when she remembered reading about this trick -- all you need is a bottle and syringe. "No tears," promises Lee, as she shows how to use a syringe to fill the bottle's straw with liquid medicine.

Since her posting, Lee's hack has been shared over 120,000 times, with parents from all over praising her clever move. "My sofa covers, carpet and table got a share of the last lot I tried to give," said one comment. 

"So good idea! Have to try! We have already 7 months, but when it goes about taking medicines I'm going crazy!" exclaimed another.

h/t The Daily Mail 

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Peel Garlic Faster

Instead of painstakingly peeling each garlic clove, quickly crush them with your hands and toss the cloves into a big bowl. Flip another bowl upside down to cover the garlic-filled bowl. Shake the two bowls together vigorously for 10 seconds. The garlic should emerge perfectly peeled.

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Boil Water in an Electric Kettle

To make water boil faster, add boiled water from the electric kettle to the pot.

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Use a Potato for Overly Salty Soup

If you accidentally add too much salt to a soup, add a peeled potato. The potato can absorb the extra salt.

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Wear Gloves When Working With Different Meats

Wearing gloves while working with meat saves you from constantly washing and re-washing your hands.

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Peel Ginger With A Spoon

When you need to peel ginger, try a spoon instead of a knife. Scraping the spoon against the skin should make it easier and won't be as wasteful.

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Use Eggshells to Grab Eggshells

Don't sweat it if a cracked egg shell falls into the mix. Use the large cracked egg shell to fish it out.

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Write the Salad Dressing Recipe on a Squeeze Bottle

By writing your dressing recipe directly on the bottle, you can make your vinaigrette instantly (and without dirtying extra cups and spoons). Just draw a line for each of the ingredients with a permanent marker.

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Make Sure Eggs are Fresh

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Defrost Meat with Aluminum Trays

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Store Salad in a Jar

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Freeze Leftover Wine

If you have a teeny bit of wine left over after the guests leave, freeze it in an ice cube tray. Next time a recipe calls for a little bit of wine, drop the frozen cube into the mix!

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Save Parmesan Rinds

After you finish up a block of Parmesan cheese, freeze the rind. The rind makes for a flavorful addition to soup, stew and broth. Just add it to the simmering pot for 20 to 30 minutes. This trick can be done with all hard cheese rinds, not just Parmesan!

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Separate Bananas

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Store Spices in Tic Tac Containers

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Water Plants with Previously Boiled Water

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