Beware of Labels!

Okay, I haven’t had much time to write lately with this crazy end of the year stuff, our son’s birthday was last week, and our daughter was having a lot of trouble sleeping.

About a month ago our daughter started crying, moaning, and rolling around in her sleep, ALL NIGHT!! We had tried everything we could think of. Maybe teething or growing pains so we gave her Advil, maybe  reflux so we propped her up at night, maybe she was hungry or too full, and the list went on. After two weeks we took her to the doctors to rule out anything major but he couldn’t find anything wrong with her!

I saw a post going around Facebook about natural sweetener being another name for corn syrup now! I even commented on posts about this, but it never really hit me until I was feeding our corn allergic daughter one day.

I picked up a box of crackers and re-read the ingredients. Natural sweetener and natural flavorings were listed. I contacted the company asking what these contained. They both contained corn in some form (corn syrup or cornstartch) not to mention they may contain soy and  dairy (which are two more of her allergens)!

I stopped those crackers immediately and she hasn’t been screaming at night. No more crying and rolling around. She still randomly moans, but I think that’s just a habit.

How can companies get away with not listing all ingredients?? Some people are highly allergic to these ingredients. Just like non dairy doesn’t mean dairy free!

By the time our children are adults, I will be a nutritionist☺


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