But when you’re not using it to help soothe your little ones’ fevers and pain, it appears to be a very useful tool in the kitchen.
One clever home chef recently revealed how she used the syringe to finish off jam drop biscuits. Sharing a video of her technique to the Budgeting, Food, Stockpiling, Savings Ideas, Life Help Australia Facebook, Emma wrote that it was ‘so much easier than using a spoon!’
Added one social media user: ‘Well I never thought of that! Genius!’
Over at the Kmart Pie Maker Recipes, Tips and Ideas Australia Facebook group, home chef Emma reveals how she used the syringe to ‘inject’ lemon curd into her Pie Maker donuts.
Said one fan: ‘Omg, just did choc donuts and didn’t think of using Nurofen medicine dispenser. Will use that from now on. Very clever!’
Pie Maker fan Simone also revealed how she used the unlikely baking tool with some Nutella donuts, saying: ‘My kids and I made these for the first time this weekend! We made big ones and they were delish! And yes... that’s a Nurofen syringe we used to get the Nutella in. 😂👍🏼’