Constipation can be a tough subject to talk about. First consult your doctor and then check out these 5 ways to help ease constipation in children.

5 Ways To Help Ease Constipation In Children

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Constipation is a tough subject to talk about, especially with young children who don’t understand what is happening. When it’s time to go back to school, young children may be too shy to ask to use the restroom and avoid going altogether, which leads to a common, but uncomfortable, issue: constipation. Easily recognizable symptoms of constipation such as stomach pain, bloating and soiling accidents are likely to occur, but don’t always. Finding a fast and safe way to help support digestive health and ease constipation in your child is the second thing you should do, after first consulting your doctor. You should make your child’s doctor aware of this issue as it can become worse over time. Here are 5 ways to help ease constipation in children.

Constipation can be a tough subject to talk about. First consult your doctor and then check out these 5 ways to help ease constipation in children.

5 Ways To Help Ease Constipation In Children

A diet rich in fiber is always a good start. Introduce more fruits (pears, prunes, apples) and veggies (spinach, broccoli, sweet potato), beans, and whole grain foods. Cereal, bread and even popcorn (easy on the toppings) are all good ways to help ease constipation in children.

Water, water, water. It’s important to stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids, especially when increasing a child’s fiber intake. What goes in can’t come out without the proper accompaniment of water. Prune juice is also a great choice, but don’t always light up the taste buds of kids as they get older.

Get moving. Exercise is good for the belly. Have you ever noticed that the more you move about, the more likely you are to need to use the bathroom. If your child becomes to uncomfortable for physical activity, try massaging their belly to encourage the bowels to do their thing.

Bathroom time. Dedicate time at least twice a day where going to the bathroom occurs at the same time each day. Encourage your child to sit on the toilet bowl for at least 10 minutes, especially after meals. Keep a handful of books at the ready to keep them busy.

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Constipation can be a tough subject to talk about. First consult your doctor and then check out these 5 ways to help ease constipation in children.

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Constipation in children is just as painful for the child experiencing it, as it is for the parent watching the child suffer. Most parents would do anything to ease that pain, and some even treat them with adult laxatives. Sixty-five percent of parents (of children aged 2 – 11) admit to treating their children’s constipation with an adult laxative, but there have been reports of sides effects in children, like behavioral and speech issues, resulting from one of the main ingredients in adult laxatives. Therefore, pediatric specialist, Dr. Nina Shapiro, urges parents to choose treatment options that are specifically made for children, like Pedia-Lax®. Download this $1 off Pedia-Lax coupon.

When your child is feeling constipated, what are some of the ways you help your child feel better?

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Mama E

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Comments (22)

  • Honey with warm water comforts them.

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  • When this occurs, we help by encouraging behavior that helps relieve the situation like drinking water, eating fiber filled foods, and exercising.

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  • Try to take their mind off it by playing a game, doing crafts etc…

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  • wow I wish I had known about this pedia lax a long time ago my grandson has suffered with it on and off since birth, she used to give him a warm bath and that seemed to help a little bit, do they sell this in canada?

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    • Mama E

      Try sending them a message via the contact us button on their website. I am sure they can answer that for you!

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  • Drinking lots of liquids and also a warm bath helps.

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  • Play quietly until they feel better.

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  • When this happens I hold her hand, lots of hugs and bring her favorite babydoll.

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  • Liquids and fiber seems to help.

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  • Ginger tea. Heating pad on low and cuddles

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  • Drinking lots of water and cuddles!

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  • Make them comfy, let them rest and give them lots of liquids and fiber.

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  • I give them lots of fruits and fluids

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  • I give them ginger ale and a warm blanket!

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  • Fortunately I haven’t had to deal with this but I would probably give them prunes or some fruit.

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  • Luckily, my kids never experienced this problem. I think lots of fresh fruit and vegetables would help.

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  • sometimes laying on a warm heating pad helps

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  • I’ll give her some ginger tea or chicken noodle soup.

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  • A warm drink and a funny movie to take their mind off it.

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  • I have my child drink lots of water when they are constipated. It helps speed things up. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • I make sure she drinks plenty of fluids and go on walks to help get things “moving”.

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  • My grandson in such a fussy eater. He really should eat more fiber. My daughter keeps him moving around and she encourages drinking water.

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