Beck - posted on 04/18/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
Now not everyone will agree with me but I thought I would share my story.
My son is a healthy, happy, content 13.5mth old. He is a delight, but in the past couple of months I had noticed he was having tantrums - often! I spoke to my friends with bubs the same age and they said that their bubs were not doing the same! I just thought it was cos he was frustrated cos he wasn't walking then cos he couldn't verbalise what he wanted or that he had my firey temper!! I have a short fuse and are known for a tantrum or two! lol
So, I was SO happy that Corey was such a healthy boy, he loved his fruit and would often have;
1/2 cup stewed apple with his cereal for breakfast
one or two pieces of fruit for morning tea ( eg a pear and 6 grapes)
1/2 cup stewed apple with his yoghurt after lunch then some
dried fruit with afternoon tea or as a snack.
I was pleased he was eating so much healthy fruit. I forgot how high in natural sugar fruit is (I often reccomend people stick to the 2 recomended pieces a day for weight loss at the gym I manage).
When speaking to my Alternative Therapist I asked him whether too much fruit was not good, he said "yes, it will lead to tantrums, crankiness etc" Well, thats Corey (at times) I thought. So the next day I cut him back to one piece a day (one pear or 6-10 grapes etc) and have kept it up for the past 4 days.
Guess what, first day, one tantrum...
next day...and the day after... and yesterday... NO TANTRUMS!!
He still will have a quick grizzle if he doesn't want to get dressed or something BUT no throwing himself on the floor in a full blown tantrum.
So, for us, we will keep it up for a while. I think that every thing is worth a trial for a week that I feel wont cause harm to me or my bub and the results I have seen so far is great. I may add that this improvement has been even with the fact that he has had an ear infection and a few nights of interupted sleep!
I have since been reading a book called 'Fed Up' by Sue Dengate and she states the same.
I hope this has been some 'food for thought' for you.
Enjoy your precious bubs!