four day wait

Eversince Sarah started solid foods a month or so ago I have been so dilligent about the “four day wait” rule. Basically, it’s what pediatricians recommend when introducing new foods to your baby: start a new food and introduce nothing else new for the next four days. This way if your baby has an allergic reaction, you know exactly what caused it. Smart thinking in this day and age when so many life threatening food allergies abound.

Yesterday I broke the rule. Who can resist a precious almost-seven-month-old who reaches for your popsicle. If mommy and daddy have one, it’s only fair, right? Of course she loved it and, of course, I checked her about a gazillion times for any sign of hives or difficulty breathing, convinced she would have a serious allergy to wild berry popsicle. And then when she slept in an extra 20 minutes this morning I just knew it had killed her. As it turns out she had discovered sleeping on her tummy and was just too comfy to wake up. Still, I was a panicky new mom. So it’s back to the four day wait rule. But at least we got some priceless pics!

AnonymousMay 23, 2006 - 4:07 pm

Too cute! Look at those baby rolls. She really enjoyed that icy treat! Gina

MeghanMay 23, 2006 - 5:58 pm

Oh my gosh, what a treat, you can see in her eyes that she is just LOVIN that sugary treat!

loriMay 23, 2006 - 6:12 pm

You better be careful with the sugar. Before you know it she’ll be sneeking chocolate chips!

TerryMay 23, 2006 - 7:55 pm

Not only a popsicle but a RED one! What fun! Love, Grama

SamanthaMay 23, 2006 - 8:10 pm

I think tomorrow when she wakes up from her nap I’m going to give her ice cream instead of her bottle. 🙂

J.J. KillinsMay 23, 2006 - 9:14 pm

I have a feeling that Alla will be enjoying a few popsicles this summer…

A.K.May 24, 2006 - 5:27 am

oh no- the desserts have started! wait till ice cream days- that will be the cutest picture ever!

SueMay 24, 2006 - 3:11 pm

Erin, your father says he has a picture of you with that very same look on your face (only with chocolate). Adorable pics.

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