Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Solid Gold

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Carrots will sharpen your eyesight.

We all know the benefits of fruits and veggies but I recently discovered the side effects of these super foods on a baby's (virgin) digestive system.

I have been testing everything out for a 3 day time period. So far on the roster: butternut squash, peas, pears, rice, oats, sweet potato and the culprits in question - apples and carrots.

I think Hannah really developed her taste buds as she started lapping up 4+ tablespoons of carrots in a sitting. But unfortunately her colon couldn't keep up. And so the constipation set in. To put it nicely, I'd say we went from a full on poop-slosion in her diaper to deer-like pellets which inevitably turned into a diaper rash.

So though I am not 100% sure if it was the carrots or apples that wreaked havoc on her system, I do know that 2 days of an A&C free diet, have put her tummy troubles to rest.

Oh, I did forget one item from our new foods list: prunes! In small doses, this miracle food did us good. Oh, how my father would be proud. As owner and president of Bennett's juices, which specializes in the prune variety, he shamefully has a daughter who has never had a sip of his liquid gold that is known to break up solid gold. Well, at least his granddaughter has done him proud.

Moral of the story: mind your p(ea)s and qs, eat everything in moderation and a healthy diet really is a fine balance, cause constipation stinks (literally)!

1 comment:

  1. Go Bennett's, go! Here's to liquid gold.

    Love, Da aka Grampa