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How do you help a 3 year that is constipated? adult content

last night dd puked up food she ate 2 two days ago and we just asked her when then last time she pooed and she said not since granda anne so saturday what can i give her top help her GO? i know pedialite but what else


Asked by Ladyrosa at 12:02 PM on Feb. 14, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • I'd call her pediatrician if she vomiting food she ate two days ago and you can tell what it was there is a problem. Poor kiddo........try homemade oatmeal with apples and raisins. Lots of water, a fiber one bar (they have really good ones now). Prunes are actually good and sweet. Peas, corn........good luck

    Answer by mistynights234 at 12:05 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • I would give her some juice, maybe things rich in fiber (grapes, raisins), I wonder if some yogurt like that activia would help? Just a few ideas. I have a 3 yr. old as well. I'm sure thats not fun at all!


    Answer by csmsand at 12:04 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • hmmm not so sure about the yogurt idea csmsand. I used to teach swim lessons to kids as young as 6 months old and one of the recommendations I'd give was to add yogurt to a kids diet if they drank too much pool water (chlorine). The chemicals in the pool with remove the good and bad bacteria in a child's intestines, giving them diarrhea. By adding the yogurt with live cultures would put the good bacteria back in.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 12:08 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • mineral oil or abt. a tsp of DARK kyro syrup in her milk. my son had problems when he was a baby and my dr told me to put in his bottle and it worked u might have to do it a few times but it is natural and works. good luck I know she must be miserable. Poor baby.

    Answer by brooklyndm at 2:45 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • My son is also 3. He LOVES the Sunsweet Ones prunes. He calls them 'big raisins'. I would said that should help for long term, maybe let her have one a day. Also, make sure she is drinking enough water. Milk seems to stop up my son, but water and a little juice help a lot.

    Answer by Blakesmommy0907 at 5:29 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • If my family drinks too much apple juice they'll get diarrhea. I'd also suggest calling/taking her to the doctor.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 12:05 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • Quick fix...oatmeal cream pie. Long term, get more fiber into her diet.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 12:05 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • I agree to intake her fiber and at the very least, get her a fast strip pedilax - they are like little fruit roll ups and won't make her explode, they are pretty gentle.. I have a 3 year old also

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 12:06 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • pears. they work as well as prunes and dont taste so yucky!

    Answer by cassie_m at 12:15 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • thank you have her eatting oatmeal with pears now still waiting to hear back from her dr called before i posted this

    Comment by Ladyrosa (original poster) at 12:33 PM on Feb. 14, 2011