What kind of (adjective and noun deleted, upon reflection and reminders to myself that this is a Kind Blog) puts soy lecithin in rice cereal for infants?!?!
Sorry that I never posted content on the kindergarten issue, but the last few days have been pretty rough. Little Bear, in desparate attempt to keep his little hands from reaching out and grabbing my lasagna (okay, spaghetti without cheese, but it sounds so drab) at dinnertime, has begun rice cereal.
I know, nobody cares. But I do — and there’s a cute picture at the end if you keep reading.
Here’s the point. Little Bear, like so many of his little friends, is allergic to dairy and soy (and peanuts and corn — but who’s counting?). I’ve been on an elimination diet since January and haven’t had a bite of the forbidden foods (intentionally) since then.
And then, I fed him soy. Directly.
Oh, I so did not mean to do that.
Yes, I read the ingredient list. Yes, I saw soy lecithin listed (at the very end, people!). But I swear, I had read that many soy-allergic people don’t react to just the lecithin part. And it was listed at the very end, so there couldn’t be much in it, right? My beloved nut milk even has soy lecitin in it (as one of the last ingredients) and it seems to be okay….
This was so not okay.
But he’s slowly recovering, and I have thrown the box away. I also found that Earth’s Best rice cereal doesn’t use soy at all — it’s just rice and an ingredient I can’t pronounce (an emulsifier). If this doesn’t work I’m going to have to cook and pulverize the rice myself.
But look at that happy face! Joy, I tell you — sheer joy!