My 16 month-old son has loose bowel movements. Should I be concerned?

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Rachael - posted on 02/07/2010

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Ear infections and teething can cause diarrhea. I think mine is teething. I did change her diet a bit, such as removing acidic foods and drinks, and did try to introduce more solid poop forming foods like cheese and LOTS of water, juice was off limits. She's finally having fewer poops in a day and they are starting to return to a more normal consistency. Overall? I wouldn't be concerned as long as his eating and drinking habits as well as his stamina remain about the same

Chelskii - posted on 02/03/2010

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My 16month old had diarreha for 4days solid the other day i rang the gp unit and she said to just carry on giving him everything he usualy has but instead of juice all the time give him diaralyte sachets, which restore the salt you lose when you have the runs.. i gave him 2 sachets in a day and the next morning..his poo was back to normal ... hope this helps xxx

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I don't think you should be concerned at all UNLESS it's diarrhea or has blood in it?? It all just depends on what he's eating and how he's digesting it! Be thankful he's not constipated.....I've heard horror stories! I have a 16 month old daughter and she's a very good lil' pooper! LOL! I was concerned at first because most of her bowel movements are loose also but my doc said not to worry! Banana's and cheese are a couple foods that will help to firm up his poop!



If you're truly concerned then I suggest running it by ur doc......you wouldn't want him to end up dehydrated??!! Good luck, take care

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