This post has been sponsored by Pedia-Lax®. All thoughts and reviews are my own
When kids gotta go, they gotta go! But then there are times when it’s time for #2; kids might be too shy to ask to use the bathroom and avoid going altogether, which can lead to a common, but uncomfortable, issue: constipation. So what can you as a parent do?
Pedia-Lax has compiled a list of physical signs and symptoms that may point to constipation:
- Cramps, stomachaches, nausea, grabbing at or rubbing the abdomen
- Soiling/encopresis – when liquid stool leaks around an impacted stool mass, resulting in staining of the underwear. This is an involuntary action that can be misinterpreted by parents as a fecal accident that is not related to constipation.
- Retreating to the corner of a room or underneath a table for periods of time
- General increased irritability and/or anxiety
- Avoiding the bathroom (if the child is potty-trained)
- Not wanting to leave home or a familiar place
- Refusing to eat/drink, or eating/drinking less than usual
- “Acting out” or showing violence and/or irrational behavior toward others
- Clinginess to a parent or caregiver
- Crying excessively
- Not wanting to get dressed or wear restrictive clothing like pants, belts, etc.
- Not wanting to sit down in a chair, play on the floor, run around, etc.
Here are several ways to help keep children regular:
- Make sure they are getting enough fiber especially with fruits and vegetables
- Make sure they are drinking plenty of fluids like water and limit sugary drinks
- Make sure they are getting enough exercise throughout the day
- Make sure they are getting into a regular habit of going (preferably) at the same time each day
- Experts suggest improved outcomes with early diagnosis and treatment, such as laxatives, followed by changes to behavior and diet for longer-term success.
Information about Pedia-Lax®:
Pedia-Lax® is the only pediatric brand offering a full line of laxative products that are fast, safe and specifically made just for kids to help support digestive health and ease constipation. Pedia-Lax® products are available in a variety of forms to meet a child’s specific needs.
Pedia-Lax® Chewable Tablets are formulated for kids ages 2-11, come in a watermelon flavor and provide quick relief (within 30 minutes) and last up to 6 hours. They offer a gentle relief without the painful cramping sometimes associated with laxatives.
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