So DD had been on solids for about 1 and I half months now and almost every meal I make her I add a carrot or pit . Pumpkin to thicken it up. And plus sh loves both of them. She eats a verity of fruit and veges but always with them added. I took her to the Dr a Few days ago because I was worried about her l very yellow. I was scared becaus when she was born she had terrible jaundice , I also went to DR Google (bad idea)and freaked out about liver conditions and diseases.
Dr laughed at me and said it was the food I'm giving her. A bit embarrassed but anyway. Only just realized that didn't explain more than that it was just carrots, squash, pumpkin and sweet potato.
So I'm lower the amount of those things in her diet. Just curious though if th has happened to anyone else and does it disappear and if so how long did it take to disappear?
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28-01-2014 14:15 #1
So I turned my baby orange....
28-01-2014 14:20 #2
LOL... don't stress, I've had many friends have this happen to their little ones... totally understand that it can be a little scary (DD2 had jaundice as a newbie too)! You're doing a good job mumma! And I would rather take my kids to the doctor and be told it's nothing than not take them and gave snorting wrong - so don't be embarrassed!!! xx
28-01-2014 14:37 #3
Im surprised DS isn't orange yet.
He eats home made veggie mix that is bulked with sweet potato & carrot
28-01-2014 15:04 #4
This happened to my friend's son haha. He was obsessed with carrots. I don't think it took too long for his skin to lose the orange-ness once the carrots were cut back.
28-01-2014 15:07 #5Senior Member
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Yep, exactly the same with DD, she loved pumpkin, her whole face went orange particularly her nose!
Coincidently she had really bad jaundice as a newborn too!
28-01-2014 15:12 #6
yes i did this to ds he looked so funny he was slightly orange all over but the palms of his hands and soles of his feet glowed they were so orange!!! it didn't take long to go haha
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28-01-2014 15:28 #7
28-01-2014 15:51 #8Senior Member
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Apparently this happened to my nephew when he started solids, because of too much pumpkin and sweet potato, but I didn't get to see his orange 'tan'. And he's absolutely fine now - not orange any more. Never heard of it before then. But after reading other posts it looks like it's not unusual.
28-01-2014 16:52 #9
Wow would love to see a pic! Have never heard of that before.
28-01-2014 19:00 #10
I turned DS a little orange too, by feeding him too much pureed carrot and sweet potato. It really wasn't long before his colour returned, maybe a day or two of no orange foods.
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