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    Default What to feed a kid when they have HFM?

    So DS appears to have contracted hand, foot and mouth. Yet to be confirmed but I have found blisters in his mouth and feet. Some foods he has eaten today had irritated his blisters so bad that he shudders in pain as he cries.

    So, any tips or special food that migt soothe his mouth. So far squeezy yoghurt and butter have been the only things that hasnt caused any issues

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    Not HFM but DS had painful mouth blisters.

    Try smoothies. You can pack good filling things in there.

    He wanted cold and soft.

    Give pain relief. Not bonjela as it stings.

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    Oh smoothies are a great idea..I might make him some for breakfast in the morning

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    Mine ate mushy weetbix, scrambled egg, avocado (just chunks on a plate) and yoghurt. I tried soft fruit but it must have been too acidic, because she cried and spat it out, banana was ok though. Hydralyte icy poles were a winner too.
    HFM is horrible - it was about 5 days until DD was back eating normally

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
    Mine ate mushy weetbix, scrambled egg, avocado (just chunks on a plate) and yoghurt. I tried soft fruit but it must have been too acidic, because she cried and spat it out, banana was ok though. Hydralyte icy poles were a winner too.
    HFM is horrible - it was about 5 days until DD was back eating normally
    He handled peach ok but strawberry and banana was too acidic for him, my poor darling.

    I have some weetbix in the cupboard, I might use that tomorrow as well - thank you!

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    I second the wheetbix, eggs, yoghurt and avo. Plain pasta, rice, bananas, mashed/soft veg and smoothies are also good. HFM is the Pitts. Neither of mine have had it, but I caught it before we had the kids and it was hell! Definitely soft foods, and cold things for the pain. Hope he get better soon.

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    You can get numbing gel for mucous membranes to help with the eating, I can't remember the name but a chemist will know

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    So made a mango smoothie for DS (and DD) today with frozen mango, chia seeds, cream and milk. He loved it and drank 2 cups and I got some time to sit and enjoy coffee.

    Thanks ladies

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    Quote Originally Posted by PipersMummy View Post
    You can get numbing gel for mucous membranes to help with the eating, I can't remember the name but a chemist will know
    We were given this. It is supposed to numb the mouth without the sting of something like bonjela. It helped him a little.
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