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Most children, even at the preschooler/toddler age, require 13grams of fiber a day. Do your kids get that much? Not only does fiber help regulate their digestive system, it helps prevent colon cancer and heart disease as well. It also helps prevent constipation and can make potty training easier.

Do you think your child is getting enough FIBER?

  • I had no idea they needed fiber at all

    2%
  • Fiber is one of things I make sure my kids get enough of

    25%
  • I don't know how much my kids are getting

    51%
  • No, they probably aren't getting enough

    20%
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proverbsmo...
Submitted by at 1:49 PM on Dec. 2, 2008
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proverbsmo...
Submitted by at 1:49 PM on Dec. 2, 2008
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  • proverbsmo...
    Submitted by   at 1:53 PM on December 2, 2008

    We learned about the importance of fiber first when I had heart issues. Then we learned about it again when our fourth son had digestive issues. So I track his fiber intake daily. We give him Plum juice with added fiber and give him whole grain breads instead of white. (White bread has absolutely no nutritional value AND has a lot of sugar) We also choose whole grain or multi-grain crackers for his snacks and make whole grain waffles.

  • lesliemck8...
    Submitted by   at 12:55 AM on December 4, 2008

    Since the day he was born, never has gone a day without pooping at least once, from breastmilk to table foods, he is always pooping. But to answer the question i have no idea how much he's getting. lol.

  • bshredy3
    Submitted by   at 10:05 AM on December 5, 2008

    I sprinkle flax seed on my children's food... My middle son has a intestinal problem that requires him to eat lots of fiber and sometimes Miralax. I don't know for sure how much they are getting, but I know when he's not getting enough.

  • proverbsmo...
    Submitted by   at 11:42 AM on December 5, 2008

    Yeah, pooping isn't the only reason children should be getting fiber. It has many health benefits including preventing heart disease in the future. BUT, my youngest son did have some digestive issues too. The pediatrician recommended using Miralax regularly but we opted for the children's benefiber and natural alternatives instead. The Plum digestive juice with added fiber and prebiotics seems to work better than anything else. He hasn't had a single issue since we started giving him one cup of that a day.

  • cmarielin
    Submitted by   at 2:58 PM on December 10, 2008

    They get it, but they don't usually know it...lol! I "sneak" healthy stuff into their food all the time. :-)

  • proverbsmo...
    Submitted by   at 3:38 PM on December 10, 2008

    Yeah if my 3 year old who is typically picky, won't eat enough fiber, I add some benefiber to his applesauce. But usually he will eat whole grain fiber bread and he loves his Plum juice that has added fiber. :)

  • cheekymons...
    Submitted by   at 5:28 PM on December 15, 2008

    Ive never checked to see how much they are getting but im assuming they are gettin enough because they are pretty regular

  • mamajody05...
    Submitted by   at 5:30 PM on December 17, 2008

    yeah my daughter gets plenty. She practically lives on peanut butter sandwiches.

  • SabrinaMBo...
    Submitted by   at 9:40 PM on December 19, 2008

    said no but then read what they need... The get plenty! I get high fiber everything

  • proverbsmo...
    Submitted by   at 10:30 PM on December 19, 2008

    "yeah my daughter gets plenty. She practically lives on peanut butter sandwiches."

    What kind of bread do you use? White bread and even "wheat" bread has no nutritional value. You need to get "whole grain" or some other "grain" type of bread. "wheat" bread is just white bread with molasses for coloring.

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