What to do for 27 month old constipation problem?
Topic: What to do for 27 month old constipation problem?
September 17, 2019 / By Liberty Question:
My daughter is always constipated, when she goes it is very pressuring and the result is similar to that of a goat. She drinks lots of water but hates juice. Prunes do not work. Even the medicine Califig does not help. What do I do?
Best Answers: What to do for 27 month old constipation problem?
July | 2 days ago
OKay, you have to admit that the question reads like she has had constipation for 27 months! LOL
Anyhow, you can buy a child enema in wal-mart or something similar. If this is a constantly happening thing for your daughter you may want to consult her pediatrician.
Try to introduce more fiber into her diet. Does she hate all juices? Apple juice is good for constipation in children.
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Originally Answered: Constipation ! I require pain pills. Problem is, the constipation makes pain radiate down both legs.?
CUT BACK on the milk, it can cause you to be consitapated. It happens to my daughter all the time. Start drinking some juice. White grape juice, prune juice, apple juice are all good for helping loosing someone up.
I would speak to a Dr. because they can give you a special type of liquid to drink to help your system clean itself out and keep you regular. If that doesnt work then they may need to take a different step. Normally they do not want you to stay that backed up for over a month, as it can cause you medical problems.
If it is causing you to have pains down your legs then somewhere your bowels are already pushing against nerves..
My daughter occasionally has this problem as well because she eats cheese all day. She is picky, so here is a list of foods she will eat that seem to help, maybe it will help.
Triscuits (offer lot's to drink when eating these)
dried fruit, esp. blueberries
frozen fruit pops. (The ones made with pureed fruit are best)
yogurt (aids in bowel function)
frozen berries, just thawed enough to be soft, but still icy
oatmeal (my daughter actually likes to eat the instant stuff dry, but it has a lot of sugar)
switch to whole grain pasta
cereal with a lot of fiber and whole grains
brown or wild rice
Find any way you can to sneak veggies into her diet. My daughter will eat Morning Star brocolli bites which look like chicken nuggets, but the only veggie she will eat otherwise is corn. I have to be very sneaky. She will also eat lettuce on a sandwich, go figure.
I hope this helps. Most dietary changes take a few days to have an impact, so you'll have to stick with it to see results. Good luck!
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My 2 yr old also has chronic issues with constipation. When it's very bad he has very large stools and sometimes get tears. I think I feel worse than him than he feels.
Sounds like you have done most of what we did.
We make sure he gets plenty of fiber in his diet (luckily he likes raisin bran cereal), lots of water, he does like apple juice, raisins, grapes, berries (raspberries, blackberries, strawberries), melon (watermelon, cantaloupe), canned mandarin oranges (these help quite a bit) and yogurt.
When he is having trouble we keep him away from milk, cheese and bananas.
When it's really bad we were given a prescription for MiraLAX. This is powder that you mix into ANY drink. Baby boy only needs 1/4 to 1/2 a dose for 1-3 days, and once it starts working it's great!
The best part is that you no longer need a prescription! Here is a link to see what it looks like:
But please check with your doctor about using this on your 2 yr old.
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Please take your daughter to the Pediatrician and discuss this with them. My daughter went through the same exact thing almost 30 years ago and she was prescribed Colace. . .anyway I think that is how it is spelled. . .and during the last 3 decades I am sure that they have new things that are even better! But the colace worked like magic and she eventually out grew this condition.
Constipation does make the little ones cranky, and I am sure you want to relieve your daughter of this condition. So please call and make an appointment with the Pediatrician, there are many different things that they can prescribe or recommend. And I don't like prunes either!
Good Luck, it is a tough problem to be having right in the middle of full potty training.
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First, check with your doctor if you haven't already, and make sure there's nothing else going on.
Second, try to get your daughter to eat more fresh fruits and veggies, she should be old enough now and have enough teeth. Make sure to cut them up small for her so she won't choke.
Third, if you have already started potty training, make sure you take it slowly and whatever you do, don't yell or punish her if she won't go or has an accident. Not to say that you would, but sometimes if you put too much pressure on them, they may respond by holding back and causing their own constipation. Kids at that age want to be in control of their own bodies, and they really have to be ready to use the toilet. You can't make them do it.
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