CeCe had an ear infection last week and was prescribed an antibiotic. It seems to have cleared everything up although there was the side effect of diarrhea so forceful it defies gravity and finds it's way up my baby's back. It's like poo ivy that crawls up and around her armpits.
We struggled the first few days with the medicine dropper, accidentally gagging the baby and finding more of the medicine in the crease of her neck fat than actually in her mouth. Then I remembered a handy little doo-dad in our baby first-aid kid:
For older kids we turn medicine into grape suckers and cherry ice-pops. For babies, replicate a bottle or paci. Worked like a charm. Ce sucked down her medicine like it was bubble-gum-colored breastmilk.
P.S. Here is an article about ear infections from the American Academy of Pediatrics website. They are far more common in kids than I realized.