My 11 month old daughter has just been diagnosed with Toddler Diarrhoea which is why I have been given details of this website. I am slightly confused by the advice as all her food is homemade with no added salt or sugar, she still drinks formula milk and has never had fruit juice but we have been giving her rehydration sachets in the water. She has yoghurt and fresh fruit every day. We also give her a vegetarian diet so she is getting plenty of vegetables together with wholemeal bread, pulses and cheese. Although I realise there is not an easy answer as to why young children get this condition I felt that the information given was biased towards a bad diet which I do not feel is always true.
I would also like to say to other parents whose child suffers from this condition that although the child may not seem distressed by it, it can be distressing for the parents. It can be a strain constantly changing and bathing a child, changing them into clean clothes and as you tidy the dirty ones, hearing them make the same noises again. You also need to remember more nappies and wipes than before. Of course when you have a child that you love and cherish you prepare yourself for tough times but it is difficult to not transfer your feelings on to them and think how bad you would feel if you had constant diarhhoea.
I feel sad that just as my child is growing more independent she has suddenly become more dependent in another respect. I can no longer leave her for a minute to toddle around naked after a bath or in between a nappy change (something I learned the hard way). When we are out, the quick trip to the nappy change room is no longer possible or can become 3 or 4 trips in quick succession. This is something that we are getting used to and hope our child stays well and as happy as she is now about it all but the strain can be hard at times.
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