Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Failsafe journey

I've set a date for starting the Failsafe elimination diet - April 18th, so I guess we'll be eating any chocolate we get for Easter in a week, or hiding it away for an amines challenge.

Some of the behaviours and reactions we're hoping to avoid include:
- bedwetting
- irritability
- excessive defiance
- aggression
- anxiety and emotional over-reactions
- tantrums

At this stage, I'm not planning on going dairy- or gluten-free, as I'm pretty sure our problems are going to lie squarely with salicylates and possibly amines, along with the artificial stuff we've already been trying to avoid. Both the children eat a LOT of fruit. That should make the diet fun, huh?

As I said to my partner, if it doesn't work, it's only three weeks of inconvenience. If it does, hopefully we'll all be much happier.


Hot Belly Mama said...

Hi, I was browsing the topic of babywearing and came across your blog. I just decided to do this myself when our baby is born in June/July. I am not getting a lot of support from friends around me but would love to hear any advice you might have to offer!

Georgie said...

Hi Hot Belly Mama! I see from your profile you're in the US - lucky, a lot of the carriers I covet are from there and our exchange rate with your $ is not good at present. Have you checked out The forum is huge and a little overwhelming, but there's a lot of good information there. Good luck with the baby :)