My 4 year old is constipated and im wondering if there are any safe home remedies to try?

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Sylvia - posted on 12/15/2011

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Fruits beginning with "p". Pears and prunes are the best (prune juice and pear nectar are also helpful), but peaches and plums are good too.

Lots and lots of water; not too much milk.

Also, check the nutrition labelling on things like crackers and bread and buy ones with more fibre per serving.

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Sylvia - posted on 12/15/2011

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BTW when I said "not too much milk" I meant cow's milk -- human milk is actually good for constipated 4-year-olds (according to our paediatrician, anyway).

Casey - posted on 12/13/2011

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Brown sugar in water, half a glass with about two tablespoons in it. that'll clear him out! :))

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 12/12/2011

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No milk, no cheese, lots of fruit (raisins are great). If it's ongoing, then talk to your pediatrician about a pediatric stool softener.

But first, try raisins.

Kimberly - posted on 12/12/2011

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Ya lots of water and even if you can get them to have a pear works everytime. Try to cut down on the milk product too until they go as that can cause more constipation

Rachel - posted on 12/12/2011

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start with fruit, especially frit like kiwifruit, and drinking lots of water. Thats what I have always been told and it seems to work for my kids. :)

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