How to get your 2 year old to eat gluten free foods?
So as I’m learning more about Celiac disease and reading everyone’s post and comments I’m learning so much more. I had no idea about the cross contamination of it and how serious it is. Does anyone out there have kids that are gluten free but didn’t make there whole family go gluten free? I read somewhere online that if you go gluten free without it being necessary you can have problems. Im so glad I joined this page to learn more about this.
I had no idea what to really expect and it’s so much more than a simple diagnosis of “celiac disease” And having to be gluten free. It’s something so many people struggle with everyday buying food and using your phone to make sure it’s gluten free. Going out to restaurants is out of the question, because you know that the food is probably cross contaminated. And the food that you buy tho it says gluten free might not be. So who do you trust? I think that there should be more education to everyone about this not just a diagnosis. I was told two years old is the earliest you could be diagnosed with this and my daughter was diagnosed a week before her second birthday.
We had the blood work, that came back in the doctors words “unmeasurable” and than we had the endoscopy and immediately following the procedure the doctor said start the gluten free diet immediately. A week later it was confirmed celiac disease. We started our diet and my daughter went almost a week without eating. She got really sick. So of course I result in going back to giving her the things that have gluten but that she would still eat because even that list was microscopic than I continue to do research “how to get your 2 year old to eat gluten free foods or foods in general” and everyday is struggle. The food doesn’t taste good in the first place.. so how do I expect her to want to eat it. Breaking down crying not wanting her to get more sick or have more severe issues I’m at a loss with no answer and a baby who just doesn’t eat.
Everyone says try this or try that and I do. But nothing works. With pediasure 3 times a day which is an insane about of pediasure making sure she eats fruits and vegetables, the couple bites of gf chicken, and her multivitamin it’s still not helping. Last night she looked so pale and her eyes looked sunken in and I’m just hoping and praying that something happens to help me understand this more because I’m genuinely concerned and not everyone understands. Everyone says how easy it is to get your child to eat this or eat that but it’s not. Thank you for listening to my story. I’m thankful to have joined this page to learn about this; and interact with people going through the same things.