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What can i give my 6 year old for constipation

she gets this a lot, but lately it has been were her belly hurts so bad she is crying. I don't know when she went last she just told dh last night that she hasn't gone and can't go. I tried apple juice and all she drinks is water. With sometimes koolaid or tea, but it is usually water I ill only make koolaid once in a while

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:57 AM on Jan. 6, 2012 in General Parenting

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  • Lots of OJ and some prunes...if she doesn't go after a couple days, she may need to go to the doctor and make sure there isn't a blockage.
    calliesmommie

    Answer by calliesmommie at 11:04 AM on Jan. 6, 2012

  • Fruits and veggies with fiber- carrots,squash,yams,apples,prunes
    If she won't eat them,make them into a smoothie with OJ
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:01 AM on Jan. 6, 2012

  • Agreed^^^^

    My 2 year old son gets this way after drinking milk, if I give him juice most of the time he is fine. but go with what butterflyblue19 said.
    jgreene92

    Answer by jgreene92 at 11:04 AM on Jan. 6, 2012

  • Miralax you can buy it at the Drug Store. It is just a stool softener & causes no cramping. I use it for my Son occasionally. It was recommended by his Pediatrician.

    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:09 AM on Jan. 6, 2012

  • she is allergi to orange juice
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:11 AM on Jan. 6, 2012

  • do they have marilax for kids? Or do you use the adult kind? I have the adult kind. How much do you give her? Will it cause her to have diarrhea?
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:12 AM on Jan. 6, 2012

  • So try it mixed with apple or cranberry juice instead
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:15 AM on Jan. 6, 2012

  • Prunes work wonders
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 11:38 AM on Jan. 6, 2012

  • I bought regular Miralax for my Son who is 4. I give him a little less than 1/2 a cap full. It does not give him diarrhea. It just softens the stool & makes it easier to go. I also give him a cup of Apple Juice every day.

    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:19 PM on Jan. 6, 2012

  • Look at the food your family is eating. Cut way back on meat and dairy. Add more vegetables and fruits (7-8 servings a day, in at least three different colors); replace all white/simple grains with whole grains (3-5 servings a day); add legumes to your diet (1-2 servings a day)
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:19 PM on Jan. 6, 2012

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