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what can i give my toddler son to help with constipation?

my 3 year old son swallowed a penny and now is constipated. what can i give him to help him pass this penny?

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stacey_marie

Asked by stacey_marie at 12:45 PM on Aug. 31, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Call your Pediatrician ASAP & tell them what happened & they will advise you properly. It may have caused a blockage.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:47 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Fleet supositories work for the occasional constipation. Miralax is powder that you mix with their drink for daily problems. That helps to regulate. I had that problem with my son and it worked amazingly and only needed to use it for about 6 months. Good luck & God Bless!
    christy_lvr

    Answer by christy_lvr at 12:49 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Enough water intake everyday can help to prevent this. However, if it is too far past this point, I use to give my kids (starting from infancy) some dark Kyro syrup mixed in a glass of warm water.
    GoodGriefWoman

    Answer by GoodGriefWoman at 12:52 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • some mashed up apples. Great trick I learned from my Grandma
    tylerjmommy

    Answer by tylerjmommy at 12:54 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Apple juice will also loosen his stool and make it easier for him to go.
    specialwingz

    Answer by specialwingz at 12:54 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • thank you all who replied! this is all wonderful advice! i will go down the list trying each and every one til it works!
    stacey_marie

    Comment by stacey_marie (original poster) at 12:58 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Yea, I would talk to your son's pediatrician.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 12:58 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • lots of water, yogurt, bananas, things with fiber. sometimes orange juice helps my daughter to go.
    sodapple

    Answer by sodapple at 1:43 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Yeah, how about less time online asking this, and more time asking your ped. How do you know the penny went down his digestive tract? What if it went in his windpipe? A small penny shouldn't cause constipation either, what if he has a blockage? You really need to call his ped instead of toying around with ideas from strangers.
    Arkaidy

    Answer by Arkaidy at 2:24 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Prune juice has always worked if our kids had this problem.
    Shelly922731

    Answer by Shelly922731 at 7:32 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

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