Some days are good days and others, well, if little one didn't react to grapes I would be reacting for the wine.
A basket full of toys I had put away for a few months. That is what did it to us this time. At the bottom of that basket, a white rice teething biscuit. I thought I had checked all of her toy bins, boxes, and baskets for any left over food. I guess I missed one.
From across the room I heard the tell-tale sound of her bitting into a teething biscuit, I knew that sound anywhere, I looked up and flung myself across the room to grab it away from her little hands. She cried and said "MINE" loudly at me, to which I replied "NO, you cannot have this, it will make you sick." A tiny, tiny bit mark was in the biscuit, she had eaten some. Ok, sigh, I checked the time 11:32. I wondered if we would be dealing just with the meanies this time or if there would be vomit and diarrhea too. Within two hours she was a screaming, crying, biting, punching mess. She didn't take a nap and I was left wondering how long I could last without going crazy. Then she started to act happier and by dinner she was her precocious 1.5 year old self.
She didn't sleep well, but she didn't sleep badly either so I figured we were in the clear. Then came her diaper this afternoon. Visible blood streaking and a little bit of mucus. Dang!
We knew she was somewhat reactive to white rice, a chronic trigger, but it hadn't ever caused blood in her diapers before. Now, I know, white rice=bad news and that we really do need to stay away from it for at least another 6 to 18 months before we retrial it.
So lesson learned, white rice bad and check boxes, bins, and baskets twice (or three times) just to be sure!
I am the mother two wonderful and Rare children and am honored to be the step mama to two awesome teenagers.