how do you treat constipation in a 15 month old?

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Stacy - posted on 09/01/2011

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Definately PlumSmart Juice. Dilute / water. Try to keep track of what hes eating, maybe you can pinpoint what is causing the constipation. I know, for myself, rice & bananas don't agree with me. So, when I started my son on solids at 4 months, I tried to stay away from foods w/ the1st ingredient was banana or rice. Now that he's almost 18 months, there have been a few times he's been a little backed up. I've given him PlumSmart juice, spinach, squash. It helps. Good luck.

Dianne - posted on 07/02/2011

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saltanas are great for my lil man and no problem getting him to eat them....more a case of limiting lol

Michelle - posted on 06/29/2011

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I have a daycare kid who is 2 and has been having issues with pooping. His parents give him fiber gummy's and it seems to work! Another thing you might want to consider looking into is maybe your child can't handle dairy?

I had a problem with my 4th kid when he was 6 mo's old and being very constipated & I exclusively nursed him. So, my dr told me to alter my diet by excluding dairy and within 2 wks my little one got regular. I did this until he was 12 mo's old and switch him to whole milk and he is doing fine. Maybe your child needs a break from dairy.

It would be a good idea to talk to your child's dr about this.

Lisa - posted on 06/27/2011

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Well my son doesnt really eat prunes.... he loves all kinds of fruits and vegies though....but what I do is give him sweet potatoes every few days and that loosens things up for him. I just bake them like you do a baked potatoe and I have individual feeding in the freezer, ready to go... He loves them. Also try apple juice delute with water.. Good luck

Melanie - posted on 06/23/2011

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Tried lots of different things but the only thing that works is prune juice! She goes every day now without trouble and I give her 2 sippy cups of prune juice/water (50/50) daily to keep her system happy. Before that she was always constipated and screamed when she pooped...so terrible!

Sinead - posted on 06/22/2011

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my daughter is 15month old, and at a few week old suffered from it was told to dilute pure orange juice with water and try and make her drink as much as possible i still do this now if she is struggling to poop, and give them oranges to nibble on, just watch for pips. if still suffering maybe ask the chemist or make doctors apointment to try and help him along x

Lauren - posted on 06/22/2011

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My daughter gets constipated a lot, we give her 100% apple juice, usually half apple juice, half water...seems to work really well.

Patricia - posted on 06/21/2011

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I give my son 100% pure prune juice (no sugar added) but dilute it with water. that always seems to work.

Charli - posted on 06/21/2011

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I give my daughter a cup of PlumSmart everyday usually mixed with apple juice. It works really well for her.

Cayanne - posted on 06/20/2011

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Hello, I think there are a lot of options but I've found prunes to be very effective and they work almost immediatly. Anytime my son is constipated I give him1/2 a prune and within an hour it's working. Aloe juice has also been very helpful to keep him regular. It's very gentle and doesn't have any flavor and it can be used regularly.

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