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I am a diagnosed celiac as is my mother. I am afraid my 7 mos old son is also.... we have had trouble with baby foods that have muselix or oats in them. The rice cereal seems to be no problem but now we have entered the teething stage.... any ideas for teething biscuits to buy or bake?

our doc has told us that they won't test him until he is a year old. so we are waiting.

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Well, the gluten-free bread that I treid to make my 3-year-old probablly turned out more like a teething biscuit than a fluffy loaf of bread that the recipe boasted :P

I'm sorry I do not have any serious recommendations for you. My son was diagnosed at 2 1/2 so we were beyond that stage. However I have a 3 month old daughter that I'm not so sure what I'm going to do once she gets into solid foods.

Good luck!

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After I posted I read another thread titled "Gluten-free Crackers" - someone suggest Biscotti as an alternative to crackers - this would work perfect for a teething biscuit. I don't know of any gluten-free biscotti, but I'm sure it's out there.

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Well, the gluten-free bread that I treid to make my 3-year-old probablly turned out more like a teething biscuit than a fluffy loaf of bread that the recipe boasted :P

I'm sorry I do not have any serious recommendations for you. My son was diagnosed at 2 1/2 so we were beyond that stage. However I have a 3 month old daughter that I'm not so sure what I'm going to do once she gets into solid foods.

Good luck!

thanks for the info!!!!!!

I didn't think about the biscotti!

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We are kinda....pretty much...past that stage but a friend gave me info about a teether

http://www.healthytimes.com/index.asp?Page...CATS&Category=7

You can order online too! BUT look at the ingredients as some of the items on there have gluten/wheat/oats/barley. I can't remember off the top of my head. So check it out and see if there might be something that might work.

I think that the Biscotti might work too. And just crackers. I posted about the "ritz" style crackers in that thread. They would be good for a 7 month old too.

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thanks for the info!!!!!!

I didn't think about the biscotti!

http://www.mariposabaking.com/products/bis...cotti_main.html

That's the site for gluten-free biscotti someone else posted (sorry I don't remember who)

My sister has used biscotti like a holland rusk (not celiac, she just had a teething toddler at a coffeeshop :P )

But the baby liked it! :lol:

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vans gluten free waffles (give them to the kid frozen and let them gum it )

also there are gluten free animal crackers (I can't remember the brand) but they get all gooey too since they are arrowroot, they work well for gumming. ;)

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Just curious my 6 month old is having a hard time tolerating foods. She is off all foods at the moment waiting for her intestines to heal. I am the one with celiac disease in our family. We went to a GI doctor and he said no wheat for at least a year. Are your doctors telling you the same thing? It is kind of neat to see someone here with a baby around the same age as mine. Trying to feed it and not knowing if they have celiac disease or not. Keep in touch!

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Just curious my 6 month old is having a hard time tolerating foods. She is off all foods at the moment waiting for her intestines to heal. I am the one with celiac disease in our family. We went to a GI doctor and he said no wheat for at least a year. Are your doctors telling you the same thing? It is kind of neat to see someone here with a baby around the same age as mine. Trying to feed it and not knowing if they have celiac disease or not. Keep in touch!

we actually have not had any trouble with foods... as long as there is no gluten, wheat, etc. I have gone to only organic baby food - but I have found that you have to be careful because even with the organics, they often don't put the full description on the front of the jar - so reading labels is a must!

I have also been making my own which is not as bad as it sounds since I am celiac also...

when I do dinner - I cook extra veggies and then pull some out before adding seasoning and mash for dinner that night and lunch the next day. the fruits I have been mashing myself or I found at Target these passifier like things that have a mesh bag on the end and you can put fruit in it and the baby can chew on it and get the juice out. they are wonderful... when I find the name of them I will forward that as well.

but the doc told me to try only rice cereal - the 2 times that we did he was soooooo fussy that I could not stand it. and He seemed to be constipated terribly which is how I started out. so we have waited 2 months and tried it again. this last time last week did not seem to bother him too much but we are still waiting.

you are right though, not knowing if they are celiac or not is the awful part - and hoping that they are not!!!!

keep in touch also!

Just curious my 6 month old is having a hard time tolerating foods. She is off all foods at the moment waiting for her intestines to heal. I am the one with celiac disease in our family. We went to a GI doctor and he said no wheat for at least a year. Are your doctors telling you the same thing? It is kind of neat to see someone here with a baby around the same age as mine. Trying to feed it and not knowing if they have celiac disease or not. Keep in touch!

we actually have not had any trouble with foods... as long as there is no gluten, wheat, etc. I have gone to only organic baby food - but I have found that you have to be careful because even with the organics, they often don't put the full description on the front of the jar - so reading labels is a must!

I have also been making my own which is not as bad as it sounds since I am celiac also...

when I do dinner - I cook extra veggies and then pull some out before adding seasoning and mash for dinner that night and lunch the next day. the fruits I have been mashing myself or I found at Target these passifier like things that have a mesh bag on the end and you can put fruit in it and the baby can chew on it and get the juice out. they are wonderful... when I find the name of them I will forward that as well.

but the doc told me to try only rice cereal - the 2 times that we did he was soooooo fussy that I could not stand it. and He seemed to be constipated terribly which is how I started out. so we have waited 2 months and tried it again. this last time last week did not seem to bother him too much but we are still waiting.

you are right though, not knowing if they are celiac or not is the awful part - and hoping that they are not!!!!

keep in touch also!

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oh wow that sounds like Maddie. She couldn't tolerate the rice cereal at all. We waited a month and tried again and she still didn't do well on it so the doctor said she didn't need rice cereal. Her GI said she could try oats next time. He wants to wait a little bit before starting food again though. She isn't tolerating formula very well right now at all. I breast feed her but I wanted to wean her before she turned 1. That may not be a choice now we will just have to wait and see.

Do you formula feed?

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[we did formula feed - I did breast feed but he is a typical boy and was eating more than I was producing so I had to wean him around 5 weeks. We have been using Similac Soy formula and he has done great on that - no problems. And I tried the rice cereal again monday and again, he seemed more fussy than he usually is. He is such a happy baby that it is easy to tell when something is just not right!

It is frustrating because you feel like you are "supposed" to do certain things and then you can't because it makes your baby sick. And like you, the doc told us that if he can't tolerate the cereal not to worry about it right now because he is still getting formula that has the iron in it.

We actually haven't gone to a GI doc yet, his pediatrician seems pretty familiar with celiac so for now we are just doing the ole' try it and see!!!!!

Please keep in touch, it is great to have someone with a child around the same age and going thru the same thing!!!!!!!!!

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