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Anyone Else's Child React To Gerber Wagon Wheels?

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I have read that Gerber Apple Wagon Wheels are gluten free, but my son seems to break out in eczema type rashes when he eats them. I went awhile without them and thought maybe his previous reactions were due to something else, but then he had one tonight and his skin broke out. I am still questioning corn so maybe that is the problem since there is corn in it. I just wonder if there is any CC issues with the wagon wheels. As for corn, sometimes he seems to react and sometimes not so I cannot figure it out.

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My son loves the Gerber Wagon Wheels. We have not seen any reaction to them. (But we all know if he manages to snag a single Cheerio at day care!) So, I hope that helps you figure things out. If your son cannot have the wagon wheels, Heinze makes a gluten free rusk (brittish word for teething biscuit) that my son also loves. We quit getting them a little bit ago as he has been able to add so many other things into his diet (due to age, still can't have gluten). Point is, I do not know what grains are in it. I remember it being Tapioca, but I don't know about corn. If you are interested in them, you will have to either find someone who travels to England, or a store that can get foods imported from England, because Heinz will not ship them to you.

Good luck.

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That is the only treat that my son can eat.. my cousin actually helped to make the taste of those things... I was told that they are gluten free... maybe there is somethign else in them that is causing a reaction. But you know my son often breaks out like that... I will ask her what is hiding in them ... he also likes the CARROT ones. I am thinking it may be the corn... now that you say that.... I saw a rash just like what your saying ..... exactly... was it on his trunk.. and kinda bumpy but hard... not blistery ... but rough to the touch... and it spread but stayed under the breast and ribs... but redish but sometimes it was no color ..

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That is the only treat that my son can eat.. my cousin actually helped to make the taste of those things... I was told that they are gluten free... maybe there is somethign else in them that is causing a reaction. But you know my son often breaks out like that... I will ask her what is hiding in them ... he also likes the CARROT ones. I am thinking it may be the corn... now that you say that.... I saw a rash just like what your saying ..... exactly... was it on his trunk.. and kinda bumpy but hard... not blistery ... but rough to the touch... and it spread but stayed under the breast and ribs... but redish but sometimes it was no color ..

It's like a full-body type rash. More like rash patches all over. It is reddish in some areas and whiteish in others. They are raised rashes that looked inflamed at first and then as they dry out turn more skin tone. It is like he has an outbreak from something and then it starts to clear pretty quickly but his skin will remain dry and bumpy until the next time....I am thinking it may be the corn, but sometimes I swear he eats corn products and doesn't react much and then boom he will react crazy to something with corn. He also gets the same rash if he eats peas or green beans. Some family members think I am crazy but he definitely reacts to these foods.

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My son has no problems with the wagon wheels. He loves them and eats them as snacks. He is pretty sensitive to gluten, even just licking a cookie/cracker containing gluten will make him sick.


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My DS also reacted to the Apple Wagon Wheels. I had to only give him food that actually said Gluten free before I could get rid of most of his symptoms. I just when gluten-free myself because I breast feed and I'm hoping that gets rid of the rest of his excema. I have no idea if I have celiac disease but I seem to remember feeling better when on a low carb diet. Has anyone went gluten-free while nursing, and if so, has it helped?

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My DS also reacted to the Apple Wagon Wheels. I had to only give him food that actually said Gluten free before I could get rid of most of his symptoms. I just when gluten-free myself because I breast feed and I'm hoping that gets rid of the rest of his excema. I have no idea if I have celiac disease but I seem to remember feeling better when on a low carb diet. Has anyone went gluten-free while nursing, and if so, has it helped?

I'm new here but thought I would chime in. I'm still bf'ing my 19mo and it makes a HUGE difference whether or not I eat gluten. I have had to cut it all out. Its funny because before he ate gluten first hand my BM didn't bother him. Now though that he's had a reaction if I eat say pizza or something high in gluten, he is miserable for a few days. SUCKS!

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