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When is it safe to give my baby chewable medication?
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Chew and Swallow
When the little one is showing the signs and ability to take the thickened paste of foods you make, chew without gagging or choking and swallow without issue.
Make sure the pieces are good and small. Don't rush it and make sure that water is handy.

In brief: Chew and Swallow
When the little one is showing the signs and ability to take the thickened paste of foods you make, chew without gagging or choking and swallow without issue.
Make sure the pieces are good and small. Don't rush it and make sure that water is handy.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Liquid medications are preferable to give infants due to concerns for choking on a chewable tablet.
Most children do not reliably take chewable medications until about 2 years of age.

In brief: No
Liquid medications are preferable to give infants due to concerns for choking on a chewable tablet.
Most children do not reliably take chewable medications until about 2 years of age.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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