May. 21, 2008
What kid doesn’t like juice? What kid doesn’t like grapes? PB&J? Not any longer.
I need help – desperately. I think I need a Dr. Mom (or Dad) who can help me with a…uh…problem.
I’ve done my research on-line, taken my child to the doctor for advice, experimented to the best of my ability and now must reach out to you for the anecdotal, non-traditional, unconventional, weird, scary, CPS calling ideas - anything that might help.
My 19 month old
snarky attitude sporting tomboy bruiser sweet toddler girl is causing me to lose my patience presenting me with eating/drinking challenges that are now resulting in her:
This hit me from left field as my son Alec will eat everything from cardboard to Filet Mignon and everything in between including most vegetables, whole grain everything and pretty much anything healthy.
Here is what my daughter will
I can’t get her to take any type of medication or laxative as she will taste it. I can’t even try and hide anything in her food as she expels it immediately.
I’ve tried to act nonchalant after stashing veggies, meds, juice, anything healthy into her food (since she’s on to me if I try too hard to get her to eat/drink) – no go.
Therefore, she has become quite constipated which then causes her to decline all food and drink which causes her to appear dehydrated (you do remember my unusual fear of dehydration? And its 160 degrees in Austin right now so I think my fear level is valid) which, per the doctor today can increase her chances of getting a repeat urinary tract infection.
So, you can see my dilemma right?
I need some advice; I need some ludicrous sounding advice actually.
You know, the kind that would probably work? The usual stuff isn’t working.