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My Daughter 4 Weeks In On Gluten-Free Diet

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Well, so far so good.. I think. My daughter is 22 months old and after 4 weeks of being "mostly" gluten-free she is pooping soft "normal" and daily poops! However, two days ago she had a charlie horse in her thigh.. or that's the conclusion we came to with a nurse. Could this be from lack of potassium in her diet from not having crackers and/or breads? Anyone else have this happen? Anything else I should be looking for? We go see her gastro. for the first time at the end of July, but until then we are learning as we go. It is so difficult to find good toddler snacks that are still fun (like goldfish) but that are gluten-free. Any suggestions on that either? I have made a couple of mistakes but am learning. Bummer that Morning Star veggie burgers have wheat too... What can I feed this little girl?!?!?

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Of course fruit and veggies are the best snacks but I assume you need SNACK, SNACK idea's:

All the Gluten free chex cereals are fine for toddlers

Envirokids and Natures Path has cereals that are delicious and a bit healthier than Chex

Pirate booty has assorted gluten-free snacks

Fruit snacks like Welch's or Annies (Annies are very soft)

Schar gluten-free breadsticks or Snyder pretzels (most gluten-free pretzels are hard so that would depend on how many teeth she has)

Potato sticks

Gogurt yogurts frozen can be eaten like a popsicle, also you can freeze pudding into small popsicle molds

IANS has animal crackers but they are expensive and very sweet more like a cookie than animal cracker

Plenty more ideas out there coming I am sure

good luck

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Bananas are a very good source of potassium, and most toddlers love them!

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Apple & grape juice are better source of potassium than gatorade. Not that I think you are giving her gatorade but people always think that is such a good source of potassium. I have teen boys who work out in the heat alot and need extra potassium. Milk is also a good source.

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my 14mo old gets lots of beans/lentils, green beans, sweet potatoes, brown rice, chicken, fish, beef, eggs, berries, oranges/apples/bananas, mangos, broccoli, cauliflower, hummus, etc, etc...

Freeze dried fruit is a fun snack. Carrots are one of her favorites (whole, raw carrots). I often bring rice cakes, cut up chicken, a small bonnelbelle cheese (the wax coated ones), and a carrot when we go out.

For treats, Mi-del makes animal cookies that she loves. She also likes Babara's puffins, and kashi's gluten-free cereal.

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Well, so far so good.. I think. My daughter is 22 months old and after 4 weeks of being "mostly" gluten-free she is pooping soft "normal" and daily poops! However, two days ago she had a charlie horse in her thigh.. or that's the conclusion we came to with a nurse. Could this be from lack of potassium in her diet from not having crackers and/or breads? Anyone else have this happen? Anything else I should be looking for? We go see her gastro. for the first time at the end of July, but until then we are learning as we go. It is so difficult to find good toddler snacks that are still fun (like goldfish) but that are gluten-free. Any suggestions on that either? I have made a couple of mistakes but am learning. Bummer that Morning Star veggie burgers have wheat too... What can I feed this little girl?!?!?

My 15 month old likes Welch's fruit snacks, Enjoy Life cookies, raisins and fruity pebbles. He also likes mandarin oranges or gluten-free fruit cups. Fresh fruit is also a winner for him if we're at home and I can cut it up. He loved the KinniKritters cookies but I had to stop giving them to him because they may contain traces of soy and he may be intolerant to soy.

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Well, so far so good.. I think. My daughter is 22 months old and after 4 weeks of being "mostly" gluten-free she is pooping soft "normal" and daily poops! However, two days ago she had a charlie horse in her thigh.. or that's the conclusion we came to with a nurse. Could this be from lack of potassium in her diet from not having crackers and/or breads? Anyone else have this happen? Anything else I should be looking for? We go see her gastro. for the first time at the end of July, but until then we are learning as we go. It is so difficult to find good toddler snacks that are still fun (like goldfish) but that are gluten-free. Any suggestions on that either? I have made a couple of mistakes but am learning. Bummer that Morning Star veggie burgers have wheat too... What can I feed this little girl?!?!?

That pain could also be from growing as well.

Of course veggies are a good idea as well as fruits (both can be made into fun shapes). There are also gluten free breads and such.

Also, clacium helps with muscle cramps and such.

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Thank you everyone for your fast replies, now it is just a matter of getting weight on my tiny girl.... Its hard when changing our diet too...

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