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Simple Ways to Find Relief from Constipation in Children

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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?

The Review Wire Simple Ways to Find Relief from Constipation in Children

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.
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11 Comment

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    October 5, 2018 at 7:30 am

    I make sure she drinks a lot of water and eats a good amount of fiber. We also try to exercise regularly.

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    rochelle haynes
    October 6, 2018 at 5:57 am

    They drink plenty of water and eat some fiber in their diet

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    October 6, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    I make sure they drink enough water and eat fruits and veggies.

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    shelly peterson
    October 7, 2018 at 7:47 am

    I make sure they drink plenty of water. We also eat lots of fiber.

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    Cheryl Chervitz
    October 7, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Have them drink lots of fluid and eat veggies and fruits.

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    October 9, 2018 at 2:04 am

    I have them drink an herb ginger tea

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    Amy D
    October 13, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    I keep my kids regular by giving them a lot of water and flaxseed.

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    Christina Gould
    October 15, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    I help my daughter keep regular by encouraging her to drink more water when she’s constipated. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Mary Gardner
    October 17, 2018 at 10:47 am

    We try to make sure they get plenty of fruits and vegetable along with water everyday. Sometimes we add pumpkin or sweet potatoes to their diet and that helps.

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    sheila F
    October 17, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    We preach to our kids and to our patients the importance of hydration. Additionally…they need to move move move…Exercise, even walking increases GI motility. And then, there is always apple juice!

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    Sarah L
    October 17, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    I don’t have kids so no tips. I drink water and eat fiber.
    Thanks for the contest.

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