Mum hails Boot’s 50p dummy which gets kids to take their medicine without any fuss as ‘the best thing she’s bought’

ALL parents know it’s a struggle getting kids to take medicine, especially if they’re already throwing a tantrum as they feel unwell. 

But one mum, called Shannon Williams, may have found the simplest answer – and it’s a dummy.

The mum picked up the specialist pacifier from Boots, which she said was called a medicine dispenser dummy, which has a compartment for liquids. 

Shannon shared a clip to TikTok demonstrating how it works, as she pops open the lid, and adds a syringe full of medicine before snapping it shut. 

The mum then films herself giving it to her daughter – who gladly sucks on it – taking in the medicine at the same time. 

She dubbed it the ‘best thing ever’, adding it only cost her 50p from the high-street store. 

Her ‘life hack’ has racked up thousands of views, as fellow parents dubbedit a ‘game changer’. 

One mum raved: “I love that product!! It’s amazing.” 

Another commented: “This is so smart.”

A third wrote: “Why didn’t I know this after having my second.

"You really do learn things everyday.”

While this mum said: “Omg why have I only just learned this. Game changer.”







Vote for your Fabulous Mum of the Year and WIN

Do you know a mum who deserves some extra recognition? We want to pay homage to the best mums in Britain.

During the pandemic they’ve been busy juggling childcare, homeschooling and work, with the added stress of worrying about the health of elderly relatives and vulnerable friends. 

It’s never been a harder time to be a mum, so this year it’s even more important to honour the amazing women in our lives. 

Nominate her for our Fabulous Mum Of The Year Award and she could win an overnight stay for two at a Champneys spa of her choice complete with a Gold package, which includes four relaxing treatments for the ultimate pampering experience.

Two runners-up will Champneys goodie bag worth £50 plus a £100 M&S voucher and £200 Nutmeg at Morrisons voucher, and all three mums will enjoy a makeover with our glam squad before taking part in a photo shoot for the magazine.  

And you could win a £100 Tu at Sainsbury’s voucher, £200 Florence & Fred at Tesco voucher or £250 to spend at Primark just for entering.

If you want to nominate a mum then fill in the form here.   

To enter, upload a photograph of the mum you are nominating and explain why they deserve to win. 

The deadline for entries is Sunday February 14 and one winner and two runners-up will be announced on Sunday March 14. Good luck – we can’t wait to hear from you!

And this mum who lost her toddler in a supermarket shares the tip she used for finding him – and EVERY parent needs to know it.

Plus it turns out we’ve been wearing our dressing gowns all wrong as mum shares ‘game-changing’ hack.

While this worried mum asks if her budget lunch is big enough for eight-year-old after cruel trolls accuse her of starving her kids.

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