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What are some good things to add to a diet for toddler constipation?

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Asked by tarakenyon06 at 2:08 PM on Mar. 30, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • try letting the toddler eat prunes as a snack or Acai berry juice, it's healthy but for the immune system so makes you go go go.

    Answer by BBHirsch at 2:09 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • broccoli
    gummi bear vitamins with fiber

    Answer by tootoobusy at 2:09 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • prune juice and a probiotic

    Answer by malkaTZ at 2:09 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • apples
    sweet potatoes

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:11 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Kids don't like prune juice much...I don't blame them. Try pear juice instead. You can find it where the baby food is. It's better than apple juice which is acidic and can cause a diaer rash, and is tastier than prunes.

    Answer by Renee3K at 2:24 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • If the child is old enough for it (as in already drinking milk, eating dairy, etc) give him Activia yogurt. It's got tons of probiotics in it which regulates the digestive system. Dried prunes are another option. Some kids like them, some don't. Its worth a try just no more than a few because I know when i was a kid I ate a bunch of them and ended up with severe stomach cramps from it!

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:33 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • My girl has lots of problems with constipation. She goes to a special doctor and here are some things they told her to eat, cut out dairy so she drinks latsoce milk, more fiber, I give her those fiber gummies and they work good, drink alot of fluids, had more dried fruits, vegetables and fruits good for fiber, use a bench when going potty helps them relax, if not potty trained then they them down and pedal like a bike, miralox and she is 6 now but have been on since she was about 4 years old. If need more ideas on foods I have a list of them. Just email me. they also said cut out drinks like koolaid, red drinks, she drinks a lot of apple juice, water, cut back on cheese and ice cream, Just to name a few. Hope that helps some but let me know if need more info.

    Answer by momindiana at 3:06 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • lots of fiber such as oatmeal for breakfast or apple juice works to help relieve my daughters constipation

    Answer by mommie_of02 at 4:44 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • FIBER oatmeal with milk to make it taste better if they won't eat with water, and definitely add water no not juice, or soda plain water.

    Answer by Jazbel at 6:39 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • need to have more fiber.

    Answer by catlady33860 at 7:45 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

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