Helping your child to swallow tablets
This page offers practical advice about helping your child to swallow tablets. The same techniques can be used for swallowing capsules. Specific information on individual medicines is available on the Medicines Information pages.
- Being able to swallow tablets or capsules is an important life skill. Even quite young children can learn to swallow tablets.
- Children may prefer to swallow tablets rather than having unpleasant-tasting liquid medicines or crushed tablets mixed with food.
- This leaflet gives advice about helping your child to swallow tablets, and some of the different approaches you can try.