It gets much easier when they can go to the bathroom all by them selves, wipe up, and wash their hands without prodding from me or my wife. We recently discoverd that our 15 month old has many many food allergies, and are inthe middle of an elimination diet. side affect - she slept through the night for the first time last night. After taking her to the allergy doctor, we think that our 5 year old had the same problems with food that she does.
Our daughter reacted to many items in the testing, and since we've taken all of the food out of her diet, she is responding very well, next week we get to start introducing the flagged ingredients to see what she is really allergic to. She's had a bovine protine allergy since she was born, but seems to have different reactions to different cow products now. Neutramagin was a life saver when she needed formula. But do you have any idea how hard it is to feed a mother and child when you have to compeltly avoid milk, beef, turkey, soy, onions, carrots, potatoes, sesame, bananas, cocoa, coffee, blueberry, eggs, grapes, peas, green beans, cinnamon, and about 15 more ingredients.
Right now they are living off strawberries, peanuts, almonds, tomatoes, olive oil, chicken, pork, corn, and a slew of homeade things I try to make so they have some variation. My daughter's first word was cookie, and she LOVES my chocolate chip cookies, so she was very sad when I had to take them away from her. But she has some strawberry cookes and some almond-olive oil cookies now.
finding a recipe that didn't have eggs, butter, or soybean oil (margirine) was quite hard. Soy is in EVERYTHING