Our 3yr old has CD has been gluten free almost 1.5 years. I am gluten free as well. I haven't been tested for CD, but I did an elimination diet and will not go back to eating gluten. I feel so much better! anyways....
I feel your pain about getting the biopsy done. it is very difficult, but really I think the wait and thinking about it is worst then the procedure itself. She was in and out in about 15 minutes! She did throw up after wards.... so bring a change of clothes for yourself just in case. I had to wear hospital scrubs since I was the one she threw up all over. :) She drank too quickly and it came up, but was fine after that.
I think it might be easier for younger kids to adjust to the changes than you would think. She has never voiced feeling left out. and since her dad is GF, it makes it feel more normal that someone else is GF. We make her foods all "special Serena" foods and she just thinks that is great. But then don't forget to have special treats for the other non-celiac child. I think sometimes our other daughter feels left out. so now we have started to make foods special for her too.
Do you have an Uno's Pizzeria close by? If so, that is somewhere the whole family can go and enjoy.
We recently were invited to a kids birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese and got to experiment. I made her an individual pizza to take with her. And I made cupcakes in fun cupcake paper and icing.
please feel free to contact me and I can share lots of ideas for a young CD kid! ask me whatever you want and I will give you our experience. I have good recipes that she enjoys or other alternatives that work out great for all.
OH, moon dough is wheat-free. NO playdoh!!!!
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