A new push is on to change child medication dosages to millimeter. In a new study published in Pediatrics, researchers tracked over 10,000 annual calls to poison centers because of wrongly administered dosages of oral children medication. The main culprit? The confusion between a teaspoon and a tablespoon.
The issue with the teaspoon or tablespoon is that parents will often reach for a kitchen spoon. I’m an adult and I do that. Those plastic dosage cups are like the socks of the medicine cabinet. They disappear rather fast.