TheBabyJack has been having digestive issues this week. His stomach has been gurgling, he has awoken in the middle of the night crying and grunting, and he has had an unprecedented number of poopy diapers. At first I thought the issue was too many solid foods too soon. He has really taken a liking to sweet potatoes and sweet peas and downed a bunch at daycare this week. But after the middle of the night discomfort earlier in the week, I advised his daycare provider to limit the solids. She gave him a few bites of peas Wednesday and the issues are worsening. Now the poor guy has a horrible diaper rash and, as mentioned above, lots o’ poo. He cried when I used wipes to clean him up and I can just imagine what it must feel like for him. Yikes.
After doing some reading about solids, I suspect Jack is having an allergic reaction to the peas. I had no idea they were a highly allergenic food! We’re going to eliminate solids until his diaper rash clears up and then we’ll see about testing my hypothesis after he’s feeling better.
*Sigh* Solids are such a pain. There isn’t much Jack likes yet, so I feel sad about taking away the peas that he loves. Maybe he’ll grow out of this.