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Food & developmental update

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Well, like I said in my previous post, Cheyenne has started eating baby food. So far she has had peaches, sweet potatoes, green beans, applesauce, bananas, squash, peas, carrots and most recently, pears. She has loved everything she has had so far.
We had to take a haitus from applesauce and bananas for a while because I was afraid one of them was causing a breakout of bumps on her back and sides. I bathed her with oatmeal wash and used Eucerin lotion on her. After a few days they started going away and now they are completely gone. I then re-introduced apples and bananas after the doctor said it didn’t look like a food allergy and didn’t look dangerous. I finally came to the conclusion that it was the lotion that I started using on her the night before the bumps arrived. This is why I don’t use generic products on her, apparently there was something different in the Target brand of Lavender bedtime lotion that wasn’t in the J&J brand. I quit using the lotion after just 2 nights because I didn’t like the feel of it, not really even because of the rash…at the time I thought it may be bananas. But I did come to the conclusion that the lotion was the culprit. I have since gotten the J&J brand and she doesn’t have a problem.

Now, our new problem, apparently she could be allergic to pears. Which is odd, because pears is usually on of the first foods recommended. She started pears the other day and has had a really bad diaper rash ever since. Every time she has a BM, wherever it was touching her is fire engine red and rashy. So I have stopped pears for awhile to let that clear up and then I will try again to determine if it is the pears, or if she just got a diaper rash. We’ll see.

So far I have been really lucky…she hasn’t been allergic to anything (except maybe the pears) and she hasn’t disliked anything.

She is now eating Level 2 foods, so I’ll be able to start her on some of the combinations soon.

She is growing up so fast and learning so many new things. She is now clapping and she has this new face where she scrunches up her mouth and nose and sometimes her eyes if she smiles while she’s doing it. It’s so cute. I already miss some of the other faces of Cheyenne that I’ve seen over the past 7 months, but there are also many more to come.

Yesterday, she was sitting on the floor playing with her SillyTown and she pulled herself up onto her knees. While this toy is a long row, it is not stable, so I told her to sit down and was getting ready to sit her back down when over she went. Very slowly, almost like slow motion, her weight toppled the town over backwards and she ended up laying on top of it. No, she wasn’t hurt….she thought it was funny….

Today, she was laying in her pack & play and I went to sit her up and she pushed with her legs and wanted to stand up so I stood her up and she stood up in the pack & play and held on to the edge and stood there all by herself for a few seconds. I didn’t dare take my hands off of her for more than the second it took to snap the picture.
I can’t wait to see what she learns next!

One thought on “Food & developmental update

  1. We could never use any of the lavender lotions, even the J & J. It gave the girls rough scaly patches on their skin. Ever since then all we've used is Eucerin, and while it doesn't smell like anything, it works like a dream!

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