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Why Is My One Year Old Constapated Everyday That She Has A Hard Time
Many factors: Toddlers often become constipated due to diets with excess dairy and not enough water and fiber (fruits, vegetables, whole grains). A few cases of constipation are due to underlying illness, but most often it's diet related. Once the gut stretches with constipation it is a problem that tends to perpetuate. If diet changes alone don't help, your doctor might recommend medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One year old, constipated for a month, poops every few days but still super hard. Pushes and pushes and no poop. Juice,fletchers nothings working?
Needs soft stools: Constipation is a frustrating problem in children who have had a painful bm in the past. Try "p" fruits peaches, pears and prunes, increase fluids and continue your fiber. May need mineral oil one tablespoon twice a day to bring soft stools. Important also to go over birth and early stooling history with pediatrician to rule out anatomic causes of constipation. ...Read more
Short or long term?: If this is just a one time thing for a few days, usually just some extra fluids and/or juice. You could do a one-time infant glycerin suppository as well (you know where that goes!). If it is a long term problem, then some diet changes with less milk products and more fiber needed. In addition, a product called MiraLAX (generic peg or polyethylene glycol) used on a routine basis is helpful. ...Read more
My 1 year old stays constipated; eats table food quite often. Could that be the problem? Should I take her to doctor?
My one year old has a hard time sleeping through the night we tried lavender warm baths nothing helps?
My one year old took in some water in the bath and he was chocking. What r the chances of dry drowning. He was having a hard time catching his breath?
Choking: Some of the water made its way into the windpipe and his vocal cords went into a spasm causing him to choke., and cough. If the bath water had soap/body wash mixed in, irritation may also cause hoarseness of his voice or a more prolonged cough. More often than not, this situation does not cause any complications. ...Read more
Feeding: You want to give a well balanced diet with whole grain carbs, fruits and vegetables just like you eat. Since all the teeth are not in yet you do need to make sure you are giving him/her food that is soft but you can establish good eating habits by avoiding junk foods and teaching your child to like foods that are healthy. ...Read more
Please stop smoking: Your 1-year old is showing you that his/her airway is being irritated by the smoke he/she is inhaling. The fumes/particulates in the smoke irritate the nasal lining. Second hand smoke has been associated with respiratory and middle ear issues, particularly in children under three years of age. Please talk to your doctor about strategies and support to stop smoking. It will help you and your child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i take my one year old to the dr if he has a fever, is breathing kind of fast and hard and is coughing?
Please seek: Please seek emergency care immediately as it sounds based on your description that he is in respiratory distress. Hope all goes well. ...Read more
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