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What sort of everyday foods can be gaseous? My 18 mth son is constantly blowing off

Hi - What sort of everyday foods can be gaseous? My 18 mth son is constantly blowing off? Is this normal? During the day it doesn`t seem to bother him but at night I`m convinced its why hes waking 1-4 times, with sore tummy. I have cut anything containing onion out of his diet as I know he wakes up screaming after hes eaten it. Could there be any other underlying intolerances to certain food that I need to be aware of? Hes a great eater and eats a well balanced diet. He was such a good sleeper till about age 1 but we have been puting up with restless nights since then.....thought it was about time we got some advise!
Regards
Bronwyn

Ps.. thanks for answering my question a few weeks back re my wee boy waking up wet.....pass on my thanks to the huggeis ladies for thier reply too....still no go there...we up`ed the nappyy size when this started to happen.....but it made no difference......perhaps the fact that hes awake so much at night, might mean he`s peeing more!?!

Leann...
Answer: Hi There, Sorry to hear that the wet bed hasn`t improved. I cant recall if you said you had been to a doctor about it, but if not it probably wouldn`t hurt. Re: the foods, food reactions can take many forms. I like the approach of adding things in rather than taking things out of a diet. So you could pop into a good health food shop and ask about a children`s probiotic and even some children`s fish oils. They may help if it is a reaction but also the probiotics can assist with fermentation and of course gas production. Probably the big ones for gastric upset would be gluten, apple juice, pear juice and lactose. Interestingly, rice is also starting to creep up. I wouldn`t take anything out of his diet as most of these can be easily tested, just pop into your GP and ask about this option. Love to hear how you get on. Cheery oh, Leanne
Answered: 22 Jun 2009