Who is MEDAPTI?
MEDAPTI is a family-oriented business created by Dora Dyk. After medicine time became distressing with one of her young boys, Dora set out to create a product that would make giving medicine to babies easy and worry-free.
In 2013, the MEDAPTI oral syringe adapter was born.
The birth of MEDAPTI
My name is Dora, and I am a mum of two wonderful boys who are the inspiration and drive behind MEDAPTI.
I fully understand how hard it can be to give medicine to babies. When my boys were little, medicine time was a struggle, to say the least. With my first son, as a first-time mum, I worried that the hard plastic syringe would hurt his delicate gums.
My second son was a different story – he refused medicine altogether. Getting the syringe near his mouth was an achievement, let alone trying to squirt the medicine in his mouth. He would get anxious, become distressed, and try to resist. His temperatures used to spike up really fast, so it was a big worry for us if he didn’t take his medication. I was also fearful that the medicine would shoot straight down his throat and make him choke. This, unfortunately, happened a few times when I was using one of the medicine dispensers, and it was incredibly scary! Luckily, he always caught his breath quickly.
Giving simple medicines was almost impossible and watching my baby become so upset was heart-breaking. Every time I saw his distraught face or the medicine spilt all over him, me or the floor, I couldn’t stop thinking: “There has to be a better way!”.
I found many medicine dispensers for babies: medicine dummies, soft syringes, medicine bottles and many more, but some were too messy or difficult to use, some directed the medicine straight down the throat, some were not suitable for babies that don’t like dummies, some simply ineffective. As a result, frustrated that I couldn’t find a product good enough, I decided to create a solution. I started drawing the designs for MEDAPTI, I got the Play-Doh, scissors, and paper out, and this is how I started on my journey.
Fast forward to now, MEDAPTI has gone from my home-made dream to gathering interest from children’s hospitals, including Great Ormond Street Hospital It has also been featured widely in the British and international media. Even more, MEDAPTI was also chosen as one of the four finalists in the BPA Concept & Innovation Awards 2019 competition.
MEDAPTI is more than an oral syringe adapter for babies; it’s peace of mind for you and your little one. I know from experience that giving medicine to your baby isn’t always easy. There is the classic head turn, the clamped mouth, the pull away, the wriggle, and, above all, the heart-breaking crying. More so, you worry about hurting their delicate gums, the medicine spilling everywhere, or going straight down their throat.
As a parent, I wanted a quality product that would make all those issues disappear. This is why I set out to find a simple solution for parents that struggle to give medicine to their babies, like I did when my boys were little.
I am so glad that MEDAPTI can help other parents and caregivers make sure that keeping their baby healthy is a positive part of their day. I am hoping to launch this winter (2019) and if you would like to know the exact launch date, please sign up here.