Helena Lee is a British nurse who, in addition to that, is a mother. Like anyone who has a child, when he becomes ill he worries in such a way that he does everything possible to get him cured as soon as possible. Many treatments include medications that, although they are somewhat adapted to any child or baby , it is not easy for them to take them, since they usually spit it out.
In Helena Lee’s case, she is the mother of an eight-week-old baby who had been prescribed Calpol by the doctor . Faced with the difficulty of successfully giving her baby the medications, she used a trick so that this would no longer be a problem . Once she tried it and saw that it was successful, she shared it through social networks without knowing that it was going to go beyond her friends, becoming viral.
WHAT IS THE TRICK?
The British Helena Lee, tired of her baby constantly spitting out the medicines that had to be taken, thought she had to remedy it. “I had been trying to get Alfie to take Calpol for the last 24 hours and he had only managed to get it stained, because he spit on me half,” he posted on his social networks. Then he remembered a trick he read once and thought it was time to put it into practice to see if it really was effective.
To do this, he inserted the syringe with the medicine into the nipple of a bottle . Little by little, as his son took the medicine, he would depress the syringe until the required amount was completed. The experiment was a success. The baby, noticing the nipple familiar, sucked the medicine calmly and without any problem. “He did not spit out a single drop, nor did he shed a single tear,” Helena recounted proudly. With this trick she finally found the solution for her baby to take medicine without problems.
HOW DID IT GO VIRAL?
Seeing the success of the trick he had used with his baby, he believed that the most generous thing was to share it with all those mothers he had on social networks and who, surely, were facing the same problem. What Helena did not know is that her solution was going to be so successful that it would go beyond the borders of her friends, being shared more than 125,000 times. Without looking for it, it became a great help for all those mothers who had a baby and, until that moment, had problems to be able to give their children medicines.
The protagonist herself still does not get used to the idea of the repercussion that her publication has had. “My intention was for a few close friends to see it. People’s reaction has been outrageous. Crazy. I still can’t believe it,” acknowledges the British nurse. What is clear is that it is a solution that has helped many mothers and that its success is nothing more than a reflection of the usefulness of the trick that Helena has viralized.