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A guide for parents, caregivers and children over 4 years.
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We teach children not to swallow anything until it has been completely chewed and not to put strange objects in their mouths. It is only natural that they think they can't or shouldn't swallow a tablet.
Also, some people have narrow throats, sensitive palates or a very strong gag reflex which initially makes swallowing larger objects uncomfortable.
By starting with small lollies that are easy to swallow and slowly increasing to a larger size, children can learn to become comfortable swallowing tablets and capsules whole.
We acknowledge the kind assistance and work ofJean HurwitzDuke University Medical CentreDurham NC, USA