Gluten Free...?

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Does anyone else have a baby/child that is gluten intolerant?
My 13 month old is. We figured it out when she was about 10 months old. There are quite a few things out there that are gluten free, but I'm still having a hard time trying to figure out what to feed her. I've found gluten free recipe websites too, but would appreciate any ideas..


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Lindsay - posted on 06/16/2012




My son is 7 and is gluten and wheat intolerant. My advice - don't run out to the store and buy everything you see labeled gluten-free. The first thing you should do is sit down and write down the things she already likes to eat. Kids at that age kind of have a limited diet anyway. Then take that and for the things that contain wheat either decide 1. eliminate it completely, or 2. find an alternative. For my son, he loved fruit and beans and other things...he LOVED pizza, chicken nuggets, and pbjs (what kid doesn't like those things!) Lucky enough, there are alternatives out there for all of these things. I personally recommend Ian's allergy free products, Udi's bread, and Udi's pizza crust. I have a few more recommendations here:

Annie - posted on 06/15/2012




Try feeding your child things that are naturally gluten free. Remember our grandparents? They concentrated more on whole foods...and mashed up whatever they were eating for Junior.

The more ingredients/additives to the food, the harder it is to make sure that they are GF.

Rice Krispies vs Cheerios, etc.

The easier you keep it, the saner you will stay.


Aicha - posted on 08/13/2010




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Carly - posted on 08/12/2010




Lots of stuff in the health food section of the grocery store. I know Envirokids cereals and granola bars are gluten free and soooo good!!!

Kimberly - posted on 08/04/2010




I have seen things the health food section at the grocery store. At the wholefoods store they carry tons. I really can't be of much help but I had a question. I thought my son might have the same thing. He was fine until 4 months when he started baby cereal. Then he started getting exzema on his face and the rest of his body. They thought it was a milk intolerance but it wasn't. Anyhow I was just wondering what signs your child had when they checked him for gluten intolerance? Thanks.

Sherry - posted on 07/06/2010




I have a gluten intolerance also, so it was easy for me with my little one. We sometimes go to wholefoods they have a huge selection of gluten free items everything from breads to soups and your main meals as well as recipes. Also going to health food stores they have all kinds of vitamins and herbs to help with this also.

Louise - posted on 06/30/2010




My children are not gluten intolerant but I know that in England in any supermarket you can buy many items from the gluten free isles. This ranges from breads and pastas to pizza bases, cakes and biscuits. As long as you keep to natural products your daughter should be able to eat most things. Roast chicken and vegetables, steamed fish and sugar snap peas. As long as you stay away from fish fingers and chicken in bread crumbs sort of children foods you can pretty much eat anything.

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