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I know I shouldn't be gettin frustrated, but....

My daughter had her tonsils and adenoids out on Monday. She keeps saying "I want a treat! I want cereal...etc" I keep telling her no, because it will hurt her. I know she doesn't understand because she's so young, but still. I don't know how to make her understand, that she can't have that stuff yet. Any Ideas?
I mean she's almost 3, so I guess I would have thought maybe she'd understand a little bit! I feel bad, but i'm getting a little frustrated.


Asked by Chell.o_0 at 3:37 PM on Nov. 19, 2010 in Kids' Health

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Answers (15)
  • Maybe have her help you choose something she can have and help you make it?

    Answer by Memigen at 3:45 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • Get some cook and serve pudding and serve it still warm. Give her hot chocolate with whipped topping and chocolate shavings.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 3:46 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • Ice cold things make the throat hurt worse according to my son. It's a matter of finding something that works for her. As long as she's staying hydrated.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 3:49 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • How long did the doctor say she had to wait to eat a normal diet? If you still have many days left, you could try this: Make a construction paper ring for each day, then connect them all. As you finish each day, have her rip off a ring. On the very last ring put a picture of her favorite food. Tell her that when she rips the last ring in half, she will get her treat. This will give her a very visual, concrete way to see exactly how long until she can eat a normal diet again.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 3:58 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • Giver her ice cream, shakes, soup, oatmeal, pudding, jello

    Answer by mompam at 3:40 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • Give her a pop cycle something fun for her. Jello?

    Answer by jem102675 at 3:40 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • I've tried all that stuff, but for some reason...she doesn't want any cold things. It's kinda cold here..hah

    Comment by Chell.o_0 (original poster) at 3:43 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • I had the same problem with my kids after their surgeries. They still won't eat pudding. You might try creamy mashed potatoes or soup.

    Answer by sweet29mom at 6:21 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • Could you try icecream or popcicles as a treat?

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 9:10 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • She doesn't want cold things because the cold is probably aggravating her throat. My son wouldn't eat anything cold after he had his tonsils out. It had to be room temperature. Try room temp applesauce, chicken soup, mashed potatoes, jello, yogurt, pudding. Ask the doctor if she can eat normal food now. My son was on a soft diet for about a week or two.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 1:00 AM on Nov. 21, 2010