I have just had my 3 year old tested because she was coming up with a nasty rash around her mouth that looked like hand, foot and mouth (which, when it started happening was going around daycare again) after having some foods (I was way off in what I though it was). Anyway I have found out that she has an intolerance’s to oat, wheat (minor), durum wheat (minor), gluten (minor), cow’s milk ( lactose only) and legume mix (minor and yay for no more baked beans). Her main food intake is milk, bread and pasta and doesn’t like a lot of foods. Has anyone else had a similar experience and how did you overcome changing and re-introducing foods?


Posted by marishka, 28th May 2014


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  • Oh boy, you will have your hands full keeping this under control


  • I’m sorry I can’t offer advice but I wish you all the best and hope you can figure it out


  • Sorry I’m not much help. But good luck


  • I have only experienced the lactose intolerance part

    My daughter was allergic to my breast milk and from there, we found she had an intolerance to all dairy..

    From the age of 6 months, my Mum gave her a freddo frog a day. by 12 months, she had grown out of it and has been able to have dairy non stop.


  • Awe poor baby hope she is feeling better.


  • Oh poor thing. That is a lot of things. Good luck in getting her a good diet sorted.


  • I think you might have to make most of your meals so you know exactly what is in them and maybe see a nutritionist for recipes


  • My son is allergic to eggs and nuts and it took a few rounds of supermarket shopping to realise what products and brands we can use. Wishing you luck.


  • poor little sweetie, hope you find the right answer


  • Poor little girl maybe look online for help groups with other parents with children that have the same as your daughter as im sure they would post lots of different meals that they cook.
    Good luck :)


  • my son is fructose intolerant go to a dietician for some helpful ideas


  • I have just been diagnosed as lactose intolerant myself and find the only way I can be sure of what I am eating is to prepare from scratch. I feel for you having to cater for a child. My Miss 3 is fussy too but I find if I play games and give incentives, she’ll sometimes try new foods. Good luck!


  • Sometimes with a slow reintroduction of these foods you can overcome intolerances – check with the specialist if they recommend in your case. In the meantime, slowly reduce the “bad” food on offer and replace with things she can have – doing it all in one hit may cause her to reject the food she can have.


  • These are common food intolerances & many shops like Coles do carry a lot of gluten free products. She’ll be fine, but its a matter of reading food labels, knowing what you’re looking for & how to modify or substitute your recipes. Perhaps try consult a dietician or the Coeliac society. Goodluck


  • We have been lucky and never had to worry about this, I would just remove all of the foods making hersick and slowlyintroduce her to new exciting things, I would make them as special and exciting as possible


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