Kathy - posted on 05/07/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
I'm almost embarrassed to acknowledge I've never given either of my children an enema but now I have to and am dreading it! Any helpful hints? My 2-year-old daughter has been having bowel problems for 1 1/2 weeks now and after speaking with her doctor (we've tried glycerin suppositories and mineral oil), he wants me to do this enema. I couldn't find the mineral oil enema so he said to go ahead and give her a regular one. I'm thinking having her on her tummy will be the best way to do it but I have no idea how long it should take before I see results and she feels better. How much of a mess is it and should I do it on towels and blankets I can just throw away? I'm hoping this will work-I'm at my wits end!