Discussion in 'Raising Kids' started by gregriv69, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. gregriv69

    gregriv69 New Member

    If your toddler becomes constipated then another great way to help them is to get some prunes into them. You will probably find that they don't like them so a great way to get them to take it is to buy prune juice which tastes yummy and is easy to add to their bottled water or even with their cereal. Even adding just 1 drop of Chamomile Oil to some gentle oil blend and massaging on the baby's tummy can help ease constipation.
  2. brookiel

    brookiel New Member

    I've also heard that pears can relieve constipation.
  3. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    I'm not so sure that prunes taste yummy.


    You might try making a tea consisting of half milk thistle seed and half dandelion root. Both should be ground to a powder and mixed evenly - half and half. Bring it to a boil and take it off the heat. Steep for 3 hours or so.

    Do not let it sit over night as it will become sour and undrinkable.

    Sip throughout the day for 7 days or so. It will also cleanse and rejuvinate the liver.


    Newbie Shield
  4. ezmoney

    ezmoney New Member

    Good ole Karo Syrup worked well for my boys. Just added a little to their milk a couple of times and everything was swell.
  5. aplina

    aplina New Member

    you could also give them warm water. it works wonders then juices which has been mention
  6. juno44444

    juno44444 New Member

    Also lots of fruits and vegetables, in general.
  7. onestopshop2day

    onestopshop2day New Member

    brookiel: I've also heard that pears can relieve constipation.
    Rule of thumb P for Poo

  8. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    Aloe Vera juice is another good remedy for constipation. It's also very soothing to the bowels.
  9. kelly wood

    kelly wood New Member

    If they have a belly ache and you need them to go fairly soon a tablespoon of mineral oil works good.
  10. VictoriaNTC

    VictoriaNTC Silver Member

    My son had the opposite ..with constipation behind it.
    He spent 2 weeks running to the bathroom and changing...over and over again.

    I discovered the correlation of his sugar intake..that was the culprit.

    I spoke with his physician, and she says the only drinks kids can have that are not overloaded with sugar and milk, water, perhaps with a little Chrystal Light.

    Sadly juice has tons of sugar.

  11. beginhere

    beginhere New Member

    I found Miral Lax to work wonders for all ages. It is some what expensive. However, you can purchase 2 - 18oz containers about $35. from Costco.

    It comes in powder form and is tasteless. Can be mixed with any beverage.

    About a year ago it was prescription form which was much cheaper.

  12. dpace

    dpace New Member

    My daughter was one who stayed constipated. Karo syrup worked for her along with 100% apple juice.
  13. tamilee

    tamilee New Member

    I used karo syrup too. It works great but you have to use the dark kind. My doctor recomended it and every time my daughter gets constipated it works!
  14. Lauram

    Lauram New Member

    I've been breastfeeding my daughter, so, I've never had to worry about consitpation!

    But, other things that would work are:

    fruit and vegies
    flax seed, ground up
    psyllium husks

    Hope that helps!
  15. babo2708

    babo2708 New Member

    Eat BANANAS!!
  16. yahia

    yahia Member


    No banans. Bananas CAUSE constipation.

    Pears work like magic with me and my kids. Oranges are good too.

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