Constipation does not mean going a few days without pooping. The true and obvious symptom of constipation is when you child is producting small, round and hard stool. Very similar to goat’s stool. Another sign that your child is blocked up is when you see your child’s face scrunching, extra grunting, and having difficulty pushing that poop.
- Your child’s diet may not contain high-fiber foods.
- Your child’s fluid intake is not enough.
- Or simply ignore the urge to poop.
- Serve high-fiber foods such as fresh fruits, dried fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
- Offer four to six ounces a day of prune juice or pear juice until the problem clears up.
- Encourage your child to drink water to help soften stools.
- Go easy on high-fat foods as well as those that are high in sugar; they can be binding.
- Make sure your child is exercising regularly, even if it’s just a quick romp in the backyard or an after-dinner walk up the street. This will help get his digestive system to move things along.
- If all else fails, ask your pediatrician about giving your toddler a stool softener such as MiraLAX or Metamucil. And as a last resort, you might consider a laxative.
I hope these information helps. If you want more detailed info, you may visit What To Expect site.