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Constipated three year old

My daughter hasn't had a poo in three days (this is the third day). Prune juice isn't working so far. She wouldn't eat the apple I gave her. Raisins and dried cranberries aren't helping, either.
Any other ideas? I was considering just giving her a tablespoon or so of Magnesium Citrate. I know it really works for me! Any thoughts appreciated!

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Asked by Hazelnutkin at 12:55 PM on Jun. 30, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Call your ped but I have given a little mineral oil mixed in food to help my LO before and they said it was okay. 3 days is long time though.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 12:56 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • I have used those suppository wax sticks and just insert then pull it out and it works like a charm! Also V8 splash blueberry pomeagranite works wonders for my son

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 12:59 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • mirilax

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 1:00 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • my doctor told me to give my dd miralax when she gets constipated

    Answer by Decker at 1:43 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • i would feed her fiber, cut the white carbs and dairy. give her extra water.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 2:55 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • My son had constipated problem the pediatrician recommend miralax in his juice. Work wonderfully


    Answer by mommiedear at 3:38 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Miralax works best for my son. He gets half of an adult dose.

    Answer by andrea96 at 9:01 AM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • Op here- all is well now. A little prune juice worked after all.

    Comment by Hazelnutkin (original poster) at 1:03 PM on Jul. 3, 2010

  • Good.

    Mineral oil in some Kern's nectar juice always worked well for my daughter.

    Answer by Sisteract at 4:43 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

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