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Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more

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My toddler poop 3 times today she usually just goes once, not watery though. She had a few days on antibiotics last week?

My toddler poop 3 times today she usually just goes once, not watery though. She had a few days on antibiotics last week?

Increased stooling: There are many causes of increased stooling. It is possible the antibiotic changed her bowel flora and is responsible. Continue to monitor her stools and focus on extra fluids, particularly those containing electrolytes. It may be as simple as a change in her diet. If the frequency increases or there is blood in her stool see her doctor. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Toddler (Checklist)

Put sharp objects high up and out of reach
Once
Keep medications out of reach
Once
Look for small objects that can be swallowed and put them out of reach
Once
keep ur pedaitricain number handy
Once
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Toddler witholding poop?

Toddler witholding poop?

If related to : starting toilet training,put him back in diapers till his doctor gets him "cleaned out" & on Miralax with soft stools at least every other day for ~ 2 months. If toilet trained, use a stool like the " Little Looster" to prop his feet so his knees are flexed > 90 degrees. Put him on the toilet for 15 minutes, 15 minutes after supper. Let him blow bubbles, color, etc. Do attend to it ASAP. ...Read more

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My toddler has always had poop that looks like what he ate, mushed up basically.not anemic, high on height and weight charts. Can this just be him?

My toddler has always had poop that looks like what he ate, mushed up basically.not anemic, high on height and weight charts. Can this just be him?

Yes: How many times a day does he stool? Any blood in the stool? Any abdominal pain? Also you mentioned that his growth chart is good and the physician has no worries. It sounds like it "could just be him". As long as he has no other symptoms and he is growing well there is no need to worry about the consistency of his stools. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Toddler (Checklist)

Make an appointment for a physical exam with your child's pediatrician
Once
Make an appointment for an eye exam
Once
Take your toddler to the dentist
2x a year
Keep immunizations up to date
Once
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Caring for Your Toddler (Checklist)

Visit the dentist
2x year
Give a multivitamin with vitamin D
daily
Encourage social skills through daycare, playdates, etc.
Once
Read books together
15 min, Daily for 5 years

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