I talked with my sister-in-law this past week about children having a sensitivity to food dyes, like Red 40. I’ve mentioned before how some days Olivia unexpectedly goes into this hyperactive state and I “lose” her. She is always very active, but sometimes she literally bounces off the walls. So, I’ve been paying close attention to what she eats and how she responds. Every time she has acted that way, I have found that she recently ate something with Red 40 in it. Tonight she had chicken and rice with some chocolate milk. No Red 40, so I wasn’t expecting any hyperactivity. And then it started and it’s never good when we’ve just put Abigail to sleep. I was a bit perplexed until I remembered the juice that she had AFTER dinner. Red 40. Needless to say, we will be getting rid of all food and drinks with Red 40 and I’ll be reading labels at the grocery store tomorrow. I just hate that it has taken me 5 1/2 years to figure this out.
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