For example a regular loaf of bread for us on special we can buy two for $5 and weigh 700 grams. A loaf of wheat, dairy, soy, egg free bread weighs 400 grams. The pieces are tiny, whats worse is Harry doesn't like crusts so we have to cut them off, leaving the most smallest bits of bread! We worked out that one slice is 62 cents per slice and our bread if on special per slice is 25 cents!
Now for the milk...
A 1L of standard milk here in NZ is $2.80
1L of rice milk is $3.40 on special. We spend $23.80 a week on milk as we go through a litre a day. Fortunately for us the boys don't like coconut yoghurt as that's very expensive too!
I don't think it's necessary continuing with comparisons. Bread and milk alone are great examples of why our grocery bill is 60% more expensive than if we didn't have to buy 'safe foods' for the boys (yes we wen't through some of our grocery receipts and worked it all out!) It does irritate me that we have to spend so much in order to try and keep our children healthy. I despise doing the groceries. At the end of the day we can't put a price on health and that's really all that matters. One day we may not need to buy all these foods and it will feel like winning lotto!
Oscar's skin is looking really good. I'm still using the manuka paint and it's helped remarkably. Bed times are still a battle. He fights with himself to fall asleep, tosses and turns and itches and works himself up.
Oscar still needs to learn how to self settle. He's turning eight in October and still doesn't know how to do this because we have never been able to leave him to learn how to do this.
Harry's skin is still much the same and I have started the manuka paint with him the last couple of days. Because he has lots of raw patches it really stings him initially.
Fingers crossed we see some improvement. We have the specialist in a few weeks so I would love to see Harry's skin healing before being told he needs stronger steroid creams!
On a positive Harry is falling asleep within minutes at bed time and lasting anywhere between two to three hours before having an itchy attack. Crikey that's how much sleep a night he was getting last year!
I dream of the nights when both Oscar and Harry will be able to sleep all night long.
|You think I would know by now to not buy white clothes for Harry!|
|Boys beead and our bread. Such a size difference|