Our older son has always had issues with swallowing pills. His doctor specifically prescribed the capsules so we could open them. The doctor recommends putting the beads on a spoonful of applesauce, yogurt, etc. Our son has texture issues so that doesn’t work for us, but he has found the easiest way is to pour the opened capsule into his mouth and then he takes a big gulp of milk to swallow it all down. Our younger son takes the opened capsule beads just fine with a spoonful of applesauce.