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Old 12-03-2004, 11:23 AM   #1
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What do you feed/avoid feeding your kids when they are sick?

OK, my youngest is home today with a tummy complaint. I am sitting here trying to think of things she can eat without too much trouble. She is a skinny little mite, so I need to make sure she gets SOME calories when she is ill. So far I have got some crackers and ginger ale down her, and have the freezies on standby.

I learned the hard way not to feed a kid grape juice when they are sick.

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Old 12-03-2004, 11:32 AM   #2
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LOL about "the hard way"! Just don't give her any milk products. For some reason that doesn't go well with upset tummies.
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If she's feeling up to it, maybe some chicken broth or mild chicken noodle soup? I loved when my mom made me toast with a little butter and cinnamon sugar on it when I was sick.

Hope your little one feels better!
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This goes against what mudbug says (and I agree that cold milk and a lot of milk products may be bad), but I know that for morning sickness they said to eat cream soups. I've had them when I had an upset stomach (along with some crackers) and they helped. Of course everyone has their own tolerances and intolerances to different foods.

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Old 12-03-2004, 11:46 AM   #5
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Chicken noodle is on the menu for lunch.
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Mine get put on the BRAT diet when they have tummy problems. Broth, Rice, Applesauce, Toast & they get ginger ale to drink of if they need it PediaSure to keep them from geeting dehydrated. Dairy is a BIG no no! I learned that one the hard way too. Jello is another good thing.
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Old 12-03-2004, 12:04 PM   #7
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i think there must be a mom manual out there somewhere. when my siblings and i were sick as kids, we would always get crackers or toast, room temp flat ginger ale, and chicken broth with a few noodles or rice, and freezie pops. i need a coopy of this manual. no one ever told me that babies don't come with diagrams and instructions...
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I give tthem jello,popscicles,broth,and ginger ale(flat). No solid food or dairy products.
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I give tthem jello,popscicles,broth,and ginger ale(flat). No solid food or dairy products.
I had completely forgotten about the gingerale being flat until I read your posts. Now I remember Mom vigorously stirring the gingerale to "get the fizzies out."
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Why do we get rid of the bubbles? To avoid burping that might become a vurp?
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