Bathroom

Charity - posted on 10/16/2008 ( 19 moms have responded )

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I have tried almost everything to get my month old child to use the bathroom. The doctor keep telling me to use karo syrup but this is my second time using it and it still don't work. They changed his milk three time but he's still having trouble. Besides taking him back to the doctor, is there another way that will get him to use it?

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Kim - posted on 10/31/2008

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if he is consterpated try gettin a gd dollop of vasiline or protolum jelly and just put it on his bottem hole it will work its way in and help it to cum out easyer also lay him down when he is tryin to go and help him by holding his feet and push his knees to his chest this will also help him pass his poo i dont like getting meds unless thee is no other way so i hope this helps

Rebecca - posted on 10/30/2008

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Prune juice worked miracles for my guy. Doc said it was OK and it worked! 1 oz juice and 1 oz water mixed together, once a day.

Kimberly - posted on 10/30/2008

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My child has the SAME problem!! I have taken her to the MD several times because she just won't go and Karo Syrup is a joke!! The MD told me to try one ounce of apple juice to one part water once everyday....it has worked like a charm!!! She now goes once every day, although it is somewhat watery, she still goes!! If your child is really constipated then give initially 2 oz to 2 parts water then maintain with the one oz to one part water daily after that. Good luck!

Michelle - posted on 10/30/2008

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i dont know if this will work or not but my mum told me once to put a little bit of brown sugar in water and feed that to them she said she did it to me and it worked but i would ask you doctor before doing it to make sure it is a good idea i hope it all works out well for you

Charity - posted on 10/23/2008

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Thanks for all the feedback. His pediatrian changed his milk three times, to use karo syrup, and to use pedialyte. I also tried supository. There are several other things I've also tried. No matter what, he will use it just that one time. The doctors here don't really know what to do anymore. Do anybody have any idea where i can find a good doctor?

Renee - posted on 10/23/2008

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Hi Charity! I was going to offer 2 suggestions, and I see that other moms have the same ones too! YAY. I would suggest a really light touch massage going counterclockwise over his tummy for a little while. That helped a whole lot in the beginning, and also our son sees a chiropractor now once a month and hasn't had that problem since.

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oh and i find that if its alot of wind in the way baby massage works well too, do it over his clothes or after a bath with olive or baby oil. on the tummy you use a bit of pressure and massage anti clockwise starting from the right side and take it over the belly button down the left leg. repet around 6times and then useing both hands stroke downwards over the belly, one after the other for around 6 times, then brinh his knees together and push then up to his chest. hold them there a bit, and if hes relaxed you can even move them a bit doing little circles or pulses. my little one love it....she ALWAYS bringd through some wind when i do it and it seems to loosen everything else up for a ncie dirty diaper!!

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you can use water in a bottle that has been boiled and let cool, and if your finding that he-she is constipated (more than 3days in your case without anything and more than 7days for a baby over 3 months) then add a half teaspoon of brown suger to 30ml water. it will loosen up their tummy and make it easier and softer to pass have a bowl movement. prob a good idea to try leaving him on the same milk, each time you change it his body will prob get constipated again.....let his system get used to one. try the water brown sugar trick , works a treat!! good luck! xxx

Katie - posted on 10/21/2008

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My doctor told me to use a Q tip and barely stick it in her bottom! it has always worked

Lacey - posted on 10/21/2008

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i heard that if you stick a termometor in his butt for a second that he'll use the bathroom. haven't tried it tho

User - posted on 10/21/2008

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Try going to a chiropractor that specializes in infants and children. It may sound hokey to you but my son had problems with constipation and after his first visit, LOOK OUT! He was a pooping machine!! It also helped with his burping and it helped my sisters baby with "colic", after her first visit, no more brying! Do your research and find one you trust!

User - posted on 10/21/2008

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I would try a chiropractor who specializes in infants and children. It may sound hokey but it works GREAT, my son had trouble with constipation and after his first visit, LOOK OUT!! He couldn't stop! It also helped him burp better. Do some research and find one you trust!

Heather - posted on 10/19/2008

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I usually give my children some diluted prune juice. My first premie has bowel problems and has always struggled to stool. A good daily dose of prune juice has made a difference. Is your baby on Iron supplements? That can be very constipating (and the stool smells awful). You may want to run this by your pediatrician and see if they recommend a baby this young can have the prune juice.

Lauren - posted on 10/19/2008

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My daughter also had the same problem. We took her to a gastro doctor and he has us put 1/4 teasponn of Miralax in her morning bottle. It works great! You can purchase it at any grocery store and it comes in powder form. Hope this helps :)

Abbe - posted on 10/18/2008

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Try a chiropractor. I am graduating from chiropractic college in St. Louis this December and have already seen and helped a handful of baby's with digestive issues. Visit www.icpa4kids.com to find a certified pediatric chiropractor in your area and a thorough explanation of how gentle and non-invasive chiropractic can be. Please write me if you have any more questions.

Abbe - posted on 10/18/2008

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Have you ever tried a chiropractor? I am graduating from chiropractic school this December and have already seen and helped a handful of children with this problem. There are a lot of gentle ways to adjust a baby's spine to help the digestive system work effectively. Visit www.icpa4kids.com to look for a pediatric certified chiropractor in your area. Please let me know if you have any more questions.

Dori - posted on 10/16/2008

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My doctor suggested giving my son 1/2 of a glycerin suppository. They are over-the-counter. You might ask your pediatrician what he/she thiks about that. The karo might take several times to work.

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