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oops - I misread your original post, and thought you ate corn as one of your few foods. When I reread, I realized you meant veggies minus corn, not including corn. Please disregard my corn comments, and good luck!
Did the quinoa pasta have corn as an ingredient? (The only quinoa pasta I've ever seen was a quinoa-corn mix.) Corn caused bloody stools for my son as an infant. Maybe try eliminating corn from your and your child's diet for a while and see if it helps? Corn is one of the top foods for allergies and intolerances. The food journal idea is a good one. It's hard to figure out the timing of which food caused what reaction when you're nursing and the child is eating solids,...
Thanks for your responses! My gut was telling me not to include the note, but my husband thought we should. I like the idea of having ds just say "my parents said I could only invite four friends from school", if he does run into hurt feelings in any friends not invited. We'll go with that.
Do you think it is OK to include a note with a birthday party invitation asking the guest to please refrain from talking about the party at school so we can hopefully avoid hurt feelings in those classmates not invited? DS is only inviting four boys out of eight that he knows well in his classroom. He likes the other boys, but is better friends with the four he is inviting. A couple of the boys that he isn't inviting do sometimes spend recess with my son and the four he is...
Thanks for the replies. Luvmytwo - When I registered him for K last year I filled out and signed the back of the immunization form where you can check off for personal exemption. Was there a separate exemption form you had to fill out/sign when they called you, or was that what you're talking about? I think there may be a different school nurse this year, so that may be the problem. They should know the state law though. I'm so irritated they sent this home on...
My son is in a public elementary school, first grade. We partially immunized him as a baby, but didn't do Hep B, MMR, or any shots since his first year. We have always signed the personal exemption area on the back of the immunization forms for preschool and then also when we enrolled him last year for kindergarten. Nobody has ever said anything to us about it. Today he came home with a form in his backpack stating that they want him up to date in 30 days or he can't...
My ds, almost 7, also has multiple food intolerances (starting as blood in his stool/diarrhea as an infant in reaction to what I ate)....and sensory issues. He also saw an OT in Lake Forest Park from ages four to five, when we moved to the south sound. While the OT helped a lot with becoming more comfortable with knowing where his body was in space, his balance issues, motor planning and fine motor skills, removing GARLIC from his diet during that time period made...
When I was nursing ds (until age 2.5) I avoided all corn - corn syrup, starch, etc. As a six year old, he still has trouble with anything with corn in it (corn syrup and starch included), but not nearly to the degree of when he was younger. Now we let him eat things with corn in it for special occasions, like birthday parties (corn starch is in powdered sugar - ie. frosting, for example). For my ds it is a quantity problem, a little doesn't seem to bother him much, but...
The best way we've found to give flaxseed oil is to mix it with a thick juice, like Odwalla's Mango Tango . The best way to mix it is with a salad dressing mixer, which is a long, skinny battery operated thingmajig that has a small plastic blade at the bottom. It can actually mix in the flax oil enough that the person taking it doesn't get large globs of oil. We ordered our salad dressing mixer from Chef's Catalog. We actually also mix some other things into the...
My ds started having bloody stools at about four months old. I am allergic to cow's milk products, so it wasn't the culprit. After a restricted diet and food diary, we determined his bleeding was caused by: CORN!!!, fresh pineapple, blueberries, garlic and soy. We also never went through with any invasive procedures and just avoided the problematic foods (per the pediatric GI specialist.) Our naturopath helped with things to help heal the gut, like acidopholous and...
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