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    Hi All,

    DD has got herself a nasty virus and it has made her very chesty and congested.

    I wanted to see if anyone had any fun and yum food ideas for her to eat that won't impact her ability to breathe when eating (because she is so congested its hard for her to eat some foods as she can't breathe well through her nose).

    She doesn't have much of an appetite and so I thought I could change it up a bit for her and hopefully it might encourage a bit more of an appetite (she is drinking fine).

    Normally she eats what we eat but is finding finger foods easier to take in.

    Thanks heaps

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    My dd sounds like she has a similar virus I just gave her an icy pole for breakfast (not the most nutritional start) but she was burning up and it helped until the nurofen kicked in. She loves sushi so was going to buy some for her lunch. You can always try yogurt & fruit smoothies, soup and jelly are great ways to get extra fluid.

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    Default Food Ideas for sick toddler?

    Ah yeah good ideas and sushi sounds good too. I might crack out the blender and make some smoothies.

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    smoothies, custards. Egg soldiers/ dippy eggs - provided your child is old enough for 'runny' egg yolk. Pop some vegemite on teh toast and dip it in. Noms!

    I would make up a 'pick plate' - bits of cheese, egg, cruskits, sultanas etc. If she eats these things.

    'Healthy' mini muffins - sweet or savoury.

    Zucchini slice

    I would offer simple small portions often.

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    i dont really have any food ideas but i will suggest u limit dairy as they add to congestion and phlegm

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    i make a thick chicken pasta soup, with chicken stock, chicken, carrot, celery, onion, spinach, fresh parsley, garlic and either Risoni or little star pasta , it's good for adults and kids! I make it thicker for DS by adding more pasta so it's easier (and less messy!) for him to feed himself

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    Default Food Ideas for sick toddler?

    Thanks so much for the tips and advice! Greatly appreciated.

    She is 15 months, is that old enough for runny eggs (soft boiled?).

    I have made her some small snack plates and she has been enjoying them. Although she isn't keen on sultanas


 

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