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Misty9 Tue 07-Jul-15 12:17:09

The whole family has gone down with d and v like a bunch of skittles, but we need to keep eating. So far, dd (14mo) is better, ds (3.9) still has diarrhoea, I'm still feeling sick and have diarrhoea, and dh is just going down with it and feels feverish. Good times round here!

So, ideas for what to eat? Just had beans on toast which went down ok...

MagpieCursedTea Tue 07-Jul-15 12:24:51

We all had it a couple of weeks ago. It was just a case of everyone eating what they fancied. I didn't eat for a day or two then just started off with plain digestives. DH lived on dry toast for a while. Toddler DS however was straight back on his food. I kept it fairly plain (pasta and veg etc) but he was fine.

Hope you all feel better soon!

paddingtonpear Tue 07-Jul-15 20:14:17

My mum swears by the BRAT diet for diarrhoea (bananas, rice, apples, toast). I like hot salty chicken soup and plain baked potatoes. Avoid dairy if you can: it can make diarrhhoea worse in some people.

Wish you better!

cdtaylornats Tue 07-Jul-15 20:17:43

Warm normal coke, provides liquid for hydration and sugar for energy. Best warm as cold drinks will shock your stomach.

Liberated71 Tue 07-Jul-15 20:29:41

Rice crispies
Dry toast
Anything you feel like but you must try to eat
Keep your fluids up too
Feel better soon wink

Nevercan Tue 07-Jul-15 20:45:05

No dairy. My kids like Cheerios when they have this (minus the milk) or a slice of bread

Misty9 Tue 07-Jul-15 21:03:12

Thanks all, we had baked potatoes for dinner and I just had an apple. Feeling so sick and off to bed. More bland food tomorrow!

Penfold007 Tue 07-Jul-15 21:05:17

Actually you don't need to eat. You all need to stay well hydrated and if you can mange it a bit of dry toast or a cracker until the D&V has calmed down.

thenumberseven Thu 09-Jul-15 12:44:50

I have white fish, poached.
Put water in a pan with sliced onion, garlic, parsley sprigs if you have them, few drops of olive oil,salt and pepper. Boil for a few minutes to get some flavour into the water. Lower heat and place fish into simmering water.
Cook for just a few minutes until fish is cooked being careful not to overcook.
The water you used to poach the fish can be used to boil rice which you can have as soup or drain the rice and have with the fish

thenumberseven Thu 09-Jul-15 12:47:54

You can add leak, bayleaf etc to the poaching water. Also sliced carrot and potato, especially if going to use it to make the rice soup

thatsshallot Thu 09-Jul-15 12:48:13

PLEASE listen to the no dairy advice, I've just had a fortnight of diarhhoea 20x a day - was hideous, and it's been put down to a bug and them temp lactose intolerance as recovering, so I was triggering it myself

You poor things - I found those ready cooked rice things that you just nuke good, as was toast and was surviving mainly on coke (as told to by 3 different drs)

Hope you're all better soon

mistymeanour Thu 09-Jul-15 17:50:51

Agree with poster above the BRAT diet. I am also a big fan of plain grissini (breadsticks) or cream crackers as a first food after illness as they kind of just melt and come up easily if LO are still vomity. I always thought you shouldn't eat until the V had stopped for at least 8 hours as your tummy needs to clam down and that clear liquid was the main thing to keep having

Misty9 Thu 09-Jul-15 18:43:21

Thanks all, we're through the other side finally although dh is now complaining of random chest pains and my appetite is back. Kids are still eating less and ds looks like a bony ghost, but on the mend.

I should have said I'm wheat intolerant... and definitely agree re dairy thing - dh didn't listen to me gave ds his milk which promptly came back up!

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