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Any advice or remidies for a 3yr old with constipation?

my son will be 3 in oct. he was constipated monday,so i gave him a pedi-lax glycerin suppository..he finally went, but it hurt and it gave him a little cut. now he is afraid to go and he's holding it. he hasn't went since monday. should i give him another suppository? or is there something better that i can do? i don't want him to become dependent on laxitives! Help!!


Asked by mandy0510 at 7:47 PM on Aug. 13, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Prune juice, raisins, or blueberries a day. OMG blueberries are crazy my daughter went hog wild and dang near pooped her brains out!

    Answer by MyTrinity at 11:49 PM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • metamucil wafers, there at any grocery store

    Answer by Dom123123 at 7:48 PM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • Prune juice

    Answer by louise2 at 7:50 PM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • no bananas or dairy
    little or no meat
    lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes
    lots of water and running around

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:56 PM on Aug. 13, 2009


    it balances your child's digestive track.

    Answer by Wildkitten82 at 8:16 PM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • Apple sauce or apple juice, and raisins.

    Answer by McMom0209 at 8:38 PM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • I would try prune juice. My daughter (when she was an infant) was always getting constipated and the prune juice almost always worked its magic. The doctor we were going to at the time said it was the best way without using laxatives to get them to go.

    Answer by MinnieMagic at 8:39 PM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • Raisin Bran cereal every morning worked wonders for my ex husbands son, he always came to visit us so constipated I swear once he pooped a softball. I started giving him a bowl every morning and by day 2 he as going on a regular basis (not too much milk, and if your son is too young to eat raisins, you can always go with a plain bran flake.) Add a smidge of sugar and he should eat it just fine. Good luck, and Im sorry your little one has to go through this, it can be a little traumatizing for them.

    Answer by SuperMomof3kids at 9:20 PM on Aug. 13, 2009