Parenting

How to give your kid eye drops

It’s hard enough to give yourself drops, never mind a squirmy kid. Try this:

By Today's Parent

How to give your kid eye drops

How to give your kid eye drops

Step 1

Have him lie down with his neck propped up and his chin lifted so the drops won’t run down his face.

How to give your kid eye drops

Step 2

Give him two tissues (one in each hand), and tell him that his job is to hold the tissues beside his eyes (roughly at the temple).

How to give your kid eye drops

Step 3

Tell him to gently close his eyes. Squeeze drops into the inner corner of each eyelid, and then ask him to slowly open his eyes. The drops will run in all by themselves.

How to give your kid eye drops

A version of this article appeared in our April 2016 issue with the headline “Give your kid eye drops” p. 36.

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