Nutrition: your child wants ice cream sold on the beach, I say yes?
Your little one has not escaped the ice cream parlor, who has been asking you for it ever since. “Bacteria like salmonella or listeria can contaminate food exposed to higher temperatures than expected, ”emphasizes Dr Pascale Modaï. Check before you give in. A “defective” ice cream cone or stick can be seen quickly: if the cold chain breaks, they are distorted.
He wants to swim right after lunch, is it dangerous?
“There is no danger in swimming after a meal,” says the doctor. However, discomfort linked to the effort provided is always possible, and that whatever the hour. ” All the more reason to watch the children who bathe!
The temperature of the water is important. “You must avoid entering ice water when it is very hot,” continues the specialist, “in order to avoid the risk of hydrocution due to the temperature difference between the body and the water.” And since digestion slightly increases the temperature of the body, the difference from that of water is even greater. Be careful with fresh water.
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Nutrition: he swallowed a pit, is it serious?
“If the nucleus passes into the esophagus and then into the digestive tract, no problem,” replies Dr Modaï. The nucleus (s) will be eliminated in the stool, and we will not talk about it again. The risk is the “wrong way” when the food passes through the airways. There, we must call for help, and quickly.
When out for a walk, is a common water bottle really a problem?
“In theory, it is not very hygienic», Says Dr Modaï. Absolutely to avoid if someone is sick, and generally not recommended, especially as the heat promotes the development of bacteria at the bottleneck! It is better to provide a small bottle per person, or plastic cups, identified for example with a touch of nail polish.
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Nutrition: He’s very hot, can I give him very cold water to drink?
Not everyone “digests” ice water. Some drink it without problem, others have stomach cramps ! “From a medical point of view, there is no reason to prevent a child from drinking very cold,” explains Dr Modaï. Trust him: if he thinks the water you serve him is too cold, he won’t want to drink it! ”
He eats blackberries or blueberries in the wild, shall I let him?
“Do not let him eat those that are close to the ground,” warns the nutritionist. Wild fruits are at risk of being soiled by fox or dog droppings, and of transmitting the disease, echinococcosis. But this risk is very low: it is present especially in the North-East (Vosges, Ardennes, Jura, etc.) and the Massif Central.
Dr Pascale Modaï, nutritionist