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Constipation

My little brother is 2yrs old and has a very hard time going to the bathroom. My mom isn't a great parent and doesn't take him the doc. And when she does she doesn't follow through with docs orders. I feel bad for him and my grandma is taking care of him as much as possible. Is there any home remedies we could try?

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olivia3579

Asked by olivia3579 at 4:14 PM on Sep. 25, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Try cranberry juice
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:17 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • I meant prune juice or any kind of juice
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:18 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Yep. We've tried that. We've tried laxatives.
    olivia3579

    Comment by olivia3579 (original poster) at 4:31 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Pedialyte can sometimes help with that.
    PhoenixFire

    Answer by PhoenixFire at 4:32 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • He has it so bad sometimes he doesn't go for a whole week.
    olivia3579

    Comment by olivia3579 (original poster) at 4:40 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • if prunes arent helping and neither is pedialyte, then you do need to see a doctor cause that can seriously hurt him
    mama408

    Answer by mama408 at 6:33 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Well like I said my mother won't take him so theres nothing I can really do.
    olivia3579

    Comment by olivia3579 (original poster) at 6:51 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Make sure he get some fruit everyday! If my kiddo has strawberries - he'll 'go' quite a few times! Cheers to you for being a good big sister. :-) Yes, prune juice should work as well... and yes, see if grandma can get him to the pediatrician. Good luck!
    mevxoxo

    Answer by mevxoxo at 8:31 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • I wish we could take him 2 the doc. But we can't. It has 2 be a legal gardian or parent. My gma gives him lots of fruits and juices. We've even tried warm apple juice. Cause I know when i give my kids even a sip of juice they poop themselves! Lol
    olivia3579

    Comment by olivia3579 (original poster) at 9:04 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • What is his general diet? What are the stools like when he does go? Is it consistently about once a week, or is there a pattern of any kind?

    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:19 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

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