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Whats the best thing to give a constipated 2 year old?

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Chethan Sarabu
Pediatrics
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In brief: Fluids and Fiber

Constipation almost always involves one or more of three things in a toddler: either there is not enough water, not enough fiber, or too much of something constipating.
If your child is in pain now, a glycerine suppository can give quick relief, but don't make a habit of using them. Better to find the dietary changes necessary to relieve the cause of the problem. Speak to your doctor about it.

In brief: Fluids and Fiber

Constipation almost always involves one or more of three things in a toddler: either there is not enough water, not enough fiber, or too much of something constipating.
If your child is in pain now, a glycerine suppository can give quick relief, but don't make a habit of using them. Better to find the dietary changes necessary to relieve the cause of the problem. Speak to your doctor about it.
Chethan Sarabu
Chethan Sarabu
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Try prune juice

If a 2 year-old has been pushing when pooping, or pooping firm poops, a parent can try giving the child 6 ounces of regular prune juice.
If the child doesn't like prune juice, one can try giving half/half prune/apple juice. Sometimes apple juice (8 ounces a day) also works. A glycerin suppository can help. If the constipation is ongoing, the doctor can evaluate and offer more ideas.

In brief: Try prune juice

If a 2 year-old has been pushing when pooping, or pooping firm poops, a parent can try giving the child 6 ounces of regular prune juice.
If the child doesn't like prune juice, one can try giving half/half prune/apple juice. Sometimes apple juice (8 ounces a day) also works. A glycerin suppository can help. If the constipation is ongoing, the doctor can evaluate and offer more ideas.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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