View Full Version : 3 year old very weak today
09-05-2005, 01:14 PM
My dh has the 2 oldest kids today. My dh said that my 3 year old is very weak today.
He says he takes a few steps and just wants to lay down.
The only thing he had so far today was a green smoothie. I packed bananas and nuts with them in case they got hungry. I told my dh to give ds nuts right away. He got him in the car and he is eating them now.
Do you think that will help? Has anyone else had this happen to a young child?
09-05-2005, 02:09 PM
Awww, poor little guy!! I have a 2-year old who eats (mostly) raw but nothing like this has ever happened to him. Do you think he may be coming down with something?
09-05-2005, 02:46 PM
He could be. My dh stopped and picked up an ear of corn, apple and more raw nuts. He said he ate the whole ear of corn and apple and I could hear him at the store running around and playing.
09-05-2005, 02:55 PM
That's good to hear that he's feeling better and has his energy back!
09-05-2005, 04:13 PM
Sounds like he just needed more fuel ;) glad to hear he is up and going again.
My kids do act like that when they are coming down with something too.
Or maybe he needed an extra nap perhaps.
Well my boys are so active and constantly eating...my mom use to gripe that
I must not be feeding them enough because they are so thin...well now that she moved down the street :eek: she sees how often
my boys eat and doesn't question it anymore. Perhaps add some almond or tahini
butter to their green smoothies for some extra calories. I either add those to my boys smoothies or virgin coconut butter/oil or hemp protein powder or all of them. They are still hungry not long after ...I am going broke feeding them
09-06-2005, 12:09 AM
now that she moved down the street :eek: Wow!! What an "interesting" situation. I adore my mother and miss her when I haven't seen her for a while, but the thought of living so close ... that can impact just about every aspect of one's life. Moms and daughters -- hmmmmm ...
09-06-2005, 12:35 AM
I hope your son is doing better. :)
she sees how often
my boys eat and doesn't question it anymore. They are still hungry not long after ...I am going broke feeding them
that's cute... I would eat tons of food as a kid too! My mom would say I must have a hollow leg!
btw, why is the simplest food soooooooo ex$pensive!!!!???? I know what you mean about going broke, but I just remind myself that I'm saving in future doctor bills! :D
09-06-2005, 06:27 AM
could be that he is going through a growing spurt. My kids kinda slow down and require extra sleep and also they eat less while they are going through this. Then they perk up and eat a ton afterwards. Very normal! It only lasts a few days at the most.. Glad to hear he is feeling better!!!!!
09-06-2005, 07:29 AM
They are still hungry not long after ...I am going broke feeding them
I have four and almost seven year old boys and as much as they eat now I'm figuring we'll need to remortgage when they are teens! It never ceases to amaze me how much food they can put into those little bellies and yet they are still so lean.
09-06-2005, 09:01 AM
I agree with everyone here! My 3 year old can pound away the food, but is very trim and lean.
He eats such a variety as well, but the whole family going raw is spendy. But, I am trying to get my dh to like more simple meals. :)
09-06-2005, 12:54 PM
My twins are nice and trim and they eat so much! Between them and myself, we eat around 5-6 bananas a day! So far today, we went through 3 bananas, a whole canteloupe, about 10 strawberries, a bunch of grapes, and two oranges (and they're not even all raw). It's worth it, though.
09-06-2005, 02:26 PM
IT IS WORTH IT!!
One of the things I was so "afraid" of for the past several years is the _cost_ of going organic - organic vegan - organic vegan raw. How on EARTH would we afford such a thing?
I was afraid for nothing. I've commented before that our local organic store is CHEAPER in the "normal" things than the local non-organic food market. :)
We've flewn through lemons, bananas, ..etc for days now. Just gone. That's okay, I have to go back to the store anyway.
09-08-2005, 01:43 PM
One of the things that I have noticed with myself and my hubby, is the more raw we eat the less we eat.
Instead of eating Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with snacks, we maybe eat
some fruit and a salad and one gourmet meal, lately we've been eating just fruit and salads.
If you read Victoria Boutenko's books, you will read how her very active teenage son (now he is a young man) was eating only 2 organic oranges in a whole day, and having all the energy in the world to go snow boarding all day, where his friends, we eating, hot cocoa, chocolate bars, sandwhiches, drinking pop and were starving all the time.
So, once you start your raw path, it can take some time to start feeling like you are full, but after a while, you will be satisfied with little or no food, some days, I eat only 1/4 melon or 2 pieces of fruit for the whole day.
My hubby eats a little more than I do most times, but he often eats only one meal of salad or fruit with me.
He still occasionally eats meat, he's about 95% raw, as he eats maybe 1 piece of meat a week, or every two weeks, but he eats less and less as we go more and more raw. Funny, he doesn't even thinl of himself as raw. LOL
And our grocery bill is wayyyy low, compared to what it was when he was eating SAD, and I was eating raw, now it's less than half of what it was then.
Also, we use less heat, because we can tollerate it more, I am going through menopause, so we need the AC on most days, but no dentist, no doctors, no SAD eating, no eating out, we are saving tons each month.
So, please don't look at the price of one organci orange, and compare it with one non organic orange, look at the whole picture, when you are looking at feeding your family,
also, no stove, no oven, no toaster, no sandwich maker, no grill, no coffe pot, or coffee grinder, no tea pot, no dish washer, no dish soap, (I use honey) and no scowering pads to scrub those greesy pans, no broiler, no broiler pan, no tin foil, no microwave, and no electricity to run all those things etc. What a savings.
09-09-2005, 12:02 PM
Well I just did my food shopping yesterday and for a family of 5 living in the Eastern New England area I spent $302.00. Only which about 30 was non food items. This will last us about 1 week if I really stretch it 1 and 1/2 weeks. But ya my kids eat SSOO much that once while attending a family party thing, my brother-in-law pulled me aside and wanted to know what my children had eatten the day before and up to that day. He was really concerned. He could not believe it when I told him how much and what they ate.
And when we first started on raw I too was concerned, like they were not getting enough of what they needed or something. But all one has to do is look at the simple facts:
No ear infections or any other infections
Great high growth
TONS of energy
Clean nail growth
Soft supple skin
Candida WWWWAAAAYYYYY better
Wonderful, happy, loving children
That's just off the top of my head.
And ya, when my kids hit a growth spurt........LOOK OUT !
09-09-2005, 11:45 PM
We usually only eat what we grow, but we decided to get some fruit that we don't grow, I was wanting red grapefruit, So while I was there I took a look at some of the non organic and some organic produce.
the non organic valencia oranges were $1.69 per pound
the organic valencia oranges were $1.29 per pound
the non organic ruby red grapefruit was $1.79 each
the organic ruby red grapefruit was $1.29 each
the non organic gala apples were $1.29 per pound
the organic gala apples were $.99 per pound.
That is all I can remember, but it was really a surprise to me how much less expensive the organic was than the non-organic.
how surprising is this?
also, if I bought all of these fruits in bags, instead of singularly, they were much less expenisive, the 5 pound bag of ruby red grapefruit that was organic was only $4.79 per bag.
09-10-2005, 09:41 AM
I really need to start looking more at organic. The organic selection in the stores here is really laughable though.
But, my dh was looking for a bell pepper and the organic one was $5 each! So, he passed on that and just said he'd wait for the price to go down. Thought that was outrageous!
But, I know there are great deals on organic, but it's just finding the right place to shop!
I want to go to the Farmer's Market today, but dh has a bike race he is at and he took the car, so I'm gonna have to wait, but I love going to the Farmer's Market!
09-10-2005, 02:46 PM
Yes, red peppers can be very spendy. Those are one of the things we grow ourselves.
We used to grow corn, but it is so cheap to buy, that we decided to save our gardens for things that were expensive to buy, and easy to grow, so far so good.
We grow all our own peppers, and dehydrator or pickle, mmmmmm
occasionally we do have to buy some things, especially now, that OUR Northwest Fall is upon us, I am sitting in my studio, out at a breathtakingly beautiful blue grey sky, with heavy rain coming down on all of our gardens, boy have we needed rain, thank you thank you for the Rain.
Oh, was sidetracker, there. LOL
But yes, you can often find farmers markets who actually are all organic, but they can't be certified, becaue they don't want to pay the price, so actually talk to the farmers or get their names and call them if you can. I did this and found out that about 80% of all the produce in our one little outdoor market in our town was organic, who would have known?
Please do not let high prices discourage you, you will find bargains, and you will learn what you can substitute, and what you can use "just a touch" of, to make the dishes really marvelous.
Also, the more you go raw, (I am now finding out by experience) the more simply you like to eat. Now I didn't believe this at first, and yes, looking at some of Alissa's recipes, do make me just go right out and make them, YUM, but there will come a time, when a fresh, ripe, raw, organic, warm-from-the-sun peach looks better to you than a slice of raw peach pie.
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