My youngest was not quite 2 when through a process of trial and elimination, I discovered that he was intolerant to wheat. After nearly 2 years of putting lose bowels, red dry itchy skin and a bloated tummy down to the usual teething, bugs from nursery, eczema in the family and toddler chub I decided it wasn't right. He wasn't right.
At first we eliminated dairy but 5 days later, no change. Next we tried wheat and after 3 days, the red dry skin was gone, bowel movements had improved no end and the bloated tummy was less bloated. Another couple of weeks later and he was a different boy.
And so with the relief of finally understanding what was going on, came a bucket load of confusion. What should he eat? What alternatives are available in the supermarkets? As I trawled through the aisles reading all the labels, the confusion turned to frustration.Read More