Friday, November 22, 2013

Poor Charlie

A few days after returning from Phoenix, poor Charlie started to have really runny diapers.  It was so bad that his school actually called me to pick him up early from school last Thursday.  His poor bum was so red and sore. I was trying to figure out what was wrong with him. Pedialyte didn't seem to work. We figured his system just needed to run its course to get back to normal.
The next day, I read something about "toddler's diarrhea" on the internet. Seems that the too much fluid intake especially juice overwhelms the ability for the toddler to absorb water and electrolytes, resulting in diarrhea. After reading this, I realized that during our trip to Phoenix, while Charlie was at the daycare - he did not eat very well and all he had was water and juice. There we go! That made me even more upset with the sitting agency!... for not being able to find a sitter for us and having the boys at home vs. the daycare.
Reading on more, it seems that we needed more fat and fiber in Charlie's diet. Thankfully Charlie loves his milk so there was so worries about increasing fat intake. It only took a day for his digestive system to get back to normal.  And Charlie was back happy eating again!
Charlie loves to feed himself now and he's so happy when he eats :-)

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