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« on: August 09, 2010 10:34:46 AM »

My daughter is seven and still active with her dolls. Nurse is her favorite game so I recycled an empty medicine bottle to help her heal the babies.
Warning If your obedient child has not figured out how to get the cap off then leave it off so they don't learn. My DD learned years ago how to open the child proof caps and understands the danger of medications.

One empty bottle with or without cap
one little bottle of nail polish, I used BonBon



Wash the bottle and let it dry completely. Pour the polish into the bottle. The polish may pour out or just drip, mine did both but either way it didn't take long.
Once the polish is in tilt and turn the bottle till if coats the bottom and a little of the sides. Allow to dry, you may have to turn it a few times while drying because the polish will slide down the sides.







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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010 11:05:40 AM »

What a great idea! I imagine you could superglue the tops on if you were worried about a child learning to uncap the bottle.

I don't have any children yet, but I just imagine some friend or family visiting and having a cow when they see my child playing with a very realistic looking bottle of medicine. Of course there is no harm, but what I have learned from watching my friends with children is that other people judge you and freak out about every little thing you do with your children.
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010 11:20:45 AM »

bring out the empty tequila bottles filled with lemonade to play with when THOSE judgmentals come over!
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great idea with the medicine
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010 11:22:47 AM »

Cool idea. I don't have kids either yet. But I bet you could also use a rubbing alcohol bottle or a mini bottle of soda, then they could have the cap to put on and off and it wouldn't be child proof. You could just remove the lables and make your own. Makes it a little more difficult I guess. Great Idea!
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010 11:34:14 AM »

But I bet you could also use a rubbing alcohol bottle or a mini bottle of soda, then they could have the cap to put on and off and it wouldn't be child proof. You could just remove the lables and make your own. Makes it a little more difficult I guess. Great Idea!
Your rubbing alcohol idea makes me think of a fake first aid kit with instructions. They could practice and learn first aid procedures.
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010 12:07:43 PM »

I appreciate your creativity, but there are just too many hazards with this that makes it inappropriate for small children, I think.  The biggest one being that they shouldn't be playing pretend with a real medicine bottle.
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010 12:38:26 PM »

But I bet you could also use a rubbing alcohol bottle or a mini bottle of soda, then they could have the cap to put on and off and it wouldn't be child proof. You could just remove the lables and make your own. Makes it a little more difficult I guess. Great Idea!
Your rubbing alcohol idea makes me think of a fake first aid kit with instructions. They could practice and learn first aid procedures.

Great ideas.....She may just grow up to be the doctor that discovers a cure for AIDS, Cancer, or whatever.
If we teach them when they are young they grow up to be responsible adults. I ♥ it!!! 
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2010 01:22:36 PM »

I find this very creative. Allowing a child to play with this who is 7 is very different than allowing a 2-4 year old to do it. I've seen numerous toys that simulate medical equipment, so should those be not allowed as well?

The only recommendation I have is to write her name on the bottom of the bottle so there is no way for confusion to happen.
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2010 01:50:08 PM »

Hello all, the original poster did include a caveat and certainly didn't advise giving it to toddlers or anything. Please stay on topic and stay polite and respectful.

While we all have our own opinions, let's play nice.
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2010 02:46:40 PM »

We used to have an empty Tylenol bottle and we'd use Rockets candy as pills. Doctor/Nurse is a super fun game. Your nail polish really looks like Pepto Bismal (sp?) to me.
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