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May 5, 2008 2:36 PM
Any mommies out there know of a home remedy for constipation?
My 2 year old has been constipated for 2 days ohwell

~Joannaflowerforyou
May 5, 2008 2:42 PM
We had to actually do a baby suppository on ours when he was 2, it does work. I know...yucky but anything that would help.

Hope your lil guy feels better no one should have to feel that pain especially at that age.
May 5, 2008 2:42 PM
Prune juice, apple juice, tomato juice? Will your baby drink any of those? For my two year old, if she's having issues, just about any kind of fruit (maybe not bananas) will help her out.......GL.flowerforyou
May 5, 2008 2:42 PM
Our bubba's had heaps of problems with that right from the start. We tried heaps of water and a tablespoon of corn syrup. The prune juice or kiwifruit were the most effective though. In the end we got some lactoluse from the dr as she was getting constipated all the time - turns out it was her intolerance to gluten though !
May 5, 2008 2:44 PM
You can use a thermometer in the rectum or boil to kayro syrup in water and cool off and have her drink it. About 2 tbls to 1 cup water. And then have her drink water throughout the day.
Thermometer takes a while, but always seemed to work.
Good luck Joanna!
May 5, 2008 2:45 PM
prune juice.
My neighbors 20 month old daughters is always constipated and she adds baby prune juice to her foods 2-3 times a day. It seems to really help.
She adds it to her yogurt, her muffins (keeps muffins nice and moist too), dilutes it with water and has her drink it.
Good luck!!
  38161
May 5, 2008 3:03 PM
If you'll rub his belly clockwise, it should loosen his stomach up. Just don't do it too much, it could cause diarrhea.

Good Luck!flowerforyou
  46284
May 5, 2008 3:25 PM
Warm baths, fruits with seeds like berries and kiwi, corn, bran muffins, prune juice or dried fruit...lots of fluids!!! Hope that helps, I know it's not fun....the warm baths will help soften things up a little so when it does come it may not be so hard and painful.
  27282
May 5, 2008 3:29 PM
How sad! As a massage therapist I recommend rubbing the tummy, but it might be lower than you think- almost in front of the hip bones. Sometimes you can feel the build up in the large intestine there- if you do push it (gently) and vibrate your hand softly over it. A lot of times you can stilmulate the intestine to get it squeezing again.

Also- peppermint is so good for digestion, so if you have any tea or essential oil add a little to their drink. You can even mix oil with lotion (it is very strong on it's own) and rub that on the tummy. Good luck.....
  61782
May 5, 2008 3:40 PM
Warm bath (up to belly button) with baking soda in the water. I did that for my son and he pooped in the tub so watch out : )
May 5, 2008 3:41 PM
laugh that is very funny......

and very good advice!
  61782
May 5, 2008 3:45 PM
Thank you so much everyone.
I've been rubbing her belly but will do it lower like you said ram.
She just tried going potty but was afraid to push... a little something came out... not hard though.
I will also try the prune juice... she's been drinking apple juice and hasn't helped.
She will be getting a nice warm bath very soon.

I feel so bad for her frown

~Joannaflowerforyou
May 5, 2008 3:52 PM
I know this is going to sound very weird, but you know the pumpkin pie filling you get in a can? Give her about a 1/4 cup of it and see if it moves things along. The fiber in the pumpkin is terrific for constipation, some say better than prune juice. An added bonus is that it's good on your cat or dog as well .
May 5, 2008 4:39 PM
Once you get them unconstipated, try switching their foods to high fiber; sneak Nutrigrain toaster waffles; add oat bran to bisquick pancakes, and fruit like bananas, shredded apple, etc.

My kids have never had a problem with it, because they are used to all the high fiber in the fruit, orange slices, etc.
  6469
May 5, 2008 4:40 PM
Prune juice works wonders!

All of us parents have been there...it can only get better!flowerforyou
  44407
May 5, 2008 5:01 PM
My aunt once ate too much chocolate as a toddler and got constipated...her mom made her drink sauerkraut juice. Apparently it really does the trick, but good luck getting a 2 year old to drink it laugh
  312
May 5, 2008 5:04 PM
QUOTE:

My aunt once ate too much chocolate as a toddler and got constipated...her mom made her drink sauerkraut juice. Apparently it really does the trick, but good luck getting a 2 year old to drink it laugh



sick that sounds appetizing...not! sick
  44407
May 5, 2008 5:26 PM
I don't know much else to tell you other than what has already been said. My son since born has had cronic constipation. If it is persistent with her I recommend buying Senokot , you can buy it over the counter. I mix it with a bit of milk and he thinks he's getting a chocolate milk treat. IT IS NOT A LAXATIVE and therefore doesnt cause dependency , it is a stool softener just to help em get it out. You dont have to give it daily, just whenever the need may arise. Also at the health food store there is a product called bowel buddies , sounds disgusting I know but its a cookie. 1 a day help tremendously.
May 6, 2008 4:43 AM
how is the little princess this morning J?

big hugs to her and you....being a momma ain't for no wimps!!!noway

flowerforyou
Ali
May 6, 2008 4:53 AM
My son has cronic constipation .... he is now 7 but has had it since he was born because of being born prematuresick but what i would recomend is if you go to the drug store you can buy something called lansoyl its in a jar and looks like jelly.... it tastes really good so you can get her to eat it ... its basically flavored mineroil in a jelly form.... the mineroil gets things lubricated so it slides out easier.... and its not harmful in any way (except leaving oily stains on underpants laugh ) id give her like half a tsp my son takes 2 tblsp a day... since forever lol
May 6, 2008 6:14 AM
Use dried apricots or fig newtons (try one or two and wait for a quick reaction). They've always worked IMMEDIATELY with my four kids. Make sure your toddler doesn't have a loose diaper or loose-fitting clothes, because it happens fast.
May 6, 2008 6:47 AM
QUOTE:

Once you get them unconstipated, try switching their foods to high fiber; sneak Nutrigrain toaster waffles; add oat bran to bisquick pancakes, and fruit like bananas, shredded apple, etc.

My kids have never had a problem with it, because they are used to all the high fiber in the fruit, orange slices, etc.


Be careful of the fruit, some fruits like bananas bind you up. Other fruits like apples help move things along.
May 6, 2008 8:10 AM
I agree with prune juice and plenty of water! If I couldn't get my kids to drink it, I would use a medicine dropper and give them a little bit at a time (spread out over 30 minutes or so) until I got a couple of ounces in them. Always worked and they didn't taste too much of it. They didn't complain!

Good luck.
Betty
May 6, 2008 12:07 PM
Well..... she finally pooped!!!
It took all morning for the prune juice to work but she finally did it thank goodness.
*sigh of relief!*

~Joannaflowerforyou

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