My one year old is constipated! How do I get her to drink water?

Ronna - posted on 09/07/2009 ( 34 moms have responded )

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My one year old baby doesn't like to drink water so she's constipated. How do I make my one year old baby drink water? I need to help her push her bowel when I see her trying. I tried prunes, prune juice and papaya, it helped for a while but she doesn't like it anymore. What am I suppose to do?

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Sophia - posted on 04/04/2012

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put it in a cup. drink with her. (mommy has cup baby has cup) martini glasses work great

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We mixed my sons juice with water, at first it was more juice than water but now he will ask for the water. As far as not liking foods my son can be that way to I find that if I let him "help" in the kitchen he is more likely to eat anything I give him w/o much arguement.

Elizabeth - posted on 09/09/2009

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try buying Simply apple jucie, you can buy it at walmart, its not from concentrate. Its a little more then regular apply jucie but it helps my lil miss, when she is constipated

Cindy - posted on 09/09/2009

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I believe I have the answer to your one year old's constipation. My daughter also had these problems and we recently switched to a hotter climate and it worked. Try slowly decreasing the amount of juice in the bottle or sippy. I changed out 2 ounces and then 4 and it worked. She is now drinking water each day. Also, a suggestion my doctor gave me is Miralax. I know it is a stimulant but it works. When my daughter gets constipated (she's 2 years old) we add about a half of teaspoon to her milk or juice and it helps her out. You don't need to do it everyday just once a day if you noticed she seems constipated.

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Kerry - posted on 04/05/2012

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if yor daughter is constipated to the extreme of being in pain to go to the toilet i would take her to see the gp as my niece had the same problem they gave my sister some powder sachets to put in her bottle it isnt nice at all to watch your child be in pain plenty of fruit aswell pineapple is good for helping you go to the toilet aswell try some of that . my niece is a 2 and within 2 weeks of using these sachets the problem as gone x

Ilse - posted on 09/12/2009

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Since your one year old is constipated you should only offer water (other then any milk she has but mabye limit abit) till she gets used to drinking water. Also fruit like grapes, rockmelon, watermelon etc all have lots of water in them and can help with passing stools and will also give her the extra water that she is missing out on. Saltanas are great to help little ones go to the toilet and they will love eating them out of the little packs too:) Just remember that they are very smart at this age and will turn their noses up at things because they know they might get something better! So only offer water to drink and stay strong! goodluck:)

Michelle - posted on 09/12/2009

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Quoting Ronna:

My one year old is constipated! How do I get her to drink water?



My one year old baby doesn't like to drink water so she's constipated. How do I make my one year old baby drink water? I need to help her push her bowel when I see her trying. I tried prunes, prune juice and papaya, it helped for a while but she doesn't like it anymore. What am I suppose to do?




Hello,



My name is Michelle I have a four year old and I got my son to drink water by adding water to his apple juice.  I hope that helps good luck with your little girl.

Teresa - posted on 09/10/2009

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If there is a favorite juice she likes, add half water to the bottle. Slowly increase the water, and decrease the juice. When she stops wanting it, add back a little juice. Even if you get 75% water 25% juice that should work. Try apple juice...it helps "move things along". What kid doesn't like Apples?

Megan - posted on 09/10/2009

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My son HATES to drink water...Those Crystal light packets make water taste good without adding a bunch of sugar! Another trick is to give them ice cold water or give it to them in a water bottle instead of just a cup!

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sounds wired but my daughter WONT drink water and she ALWAYS knows its water even if i try to hide it i put a small pinch of crystal lite powder in it just to change the color and it gives a small teats of what ever flavor i use, but try it out your self first cause it dosnt take a lot of the powder to make a difference, took me a while to get the amounts right cause i thought i needed more then i thought but in face it needed less. Its healthy and sutale and cheep

Katarina - posted on 09/10/2009

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i added just a little bit of juice to my sons water(just enough to give it color and a little taste)and it worked great. i gave my son a little bit of banana and it helped him go. Maybe something like that will help your constipated one year old.

S - posted on 09/09/2009

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put some ice in it and give it 2 her don't give anything else to drink or u drink some water and let her drink some of urs...try it for your constipated 1 year old..

Shamsey - posted on 09/09/2009

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For your constipated one year old, you can give her flavor water by minute maid it come in juice box style she will think it juice and that she is all grown up drinking from a straw, my son is one n he love them. you can also put some kyro syrup in her milk.or just give her two 8oz bottle ot cups a day and give her watermelons,grape,plums water fruit druing the day she will think it a treat and it will be helping her as well.

Kris - posted on 09/09/2009

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Maybe presenting the water in a diff way.... like Cup n Straw... help drink outta water bottle... all BIG ppl type containers. My son didnt like much water either. It is frustraiting. He does better with water now... but it tends to be outta bottled water. Looks like you have other good ideas, maybe this will help your constipated one year old too. :-)

Crystal - posted on 09/09/2009

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my daughter was the same way the best thing for her was apple juice, it always worked! Now to get her to drink water, I would put ice in her sippie with water she would drink it and it kept her busy shaking the cup because she liked the sound....LOL

Shauna - posted on 09/08/2009

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My son had the same problem a few months ago,[he is almost 14months] My sister in law [ a nurse] told me to give him apple juice. It actually helped alot, almost right away. But my son hated water, and would just spit it out. Now he'll drink it... but only if there is ice in it. Weird, but he drinks it now. Maybe you could try it with ice and see if she'll drink it. Good luck with your constipated 1 year old.

Lucy - posted on 09/08/2009

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my son didnt like water at all, but his wet nappys were smelling quiet strong so i needed to get water in him, and the only way i could do it was giving him a bottle of water at bed time when hes a sleep for the night it worked for me and my boy got the water he needed, and now i can get him to drink it at any time of day

Amanda - posted on 09/08/2009

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Make it fun! Get a new really cool cup, maybe one with lots of colors or a straw and try that. My little one will only drink water with ice in it, so you might want to try that.

Leah - posted on 09/08/2009

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have you tryed it with cordal like starting of with the amount you usual;ly would then slowly watering it down til its water?

Marinelle - posted on 09/08/2009

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My son's doctor had recommend adding a little brown sugar on the water for him to take when he was a baby, when constipated. It actually worked and he drank the water.

Sara - posted on 09/08/2009

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If you want her to drink water i have a two year old and he hated water wouldnt drink it at all wat i did was i gave him some water in his sippy he was almost a year old when i started doing this. i would give him water as a treat i would make him think it was a treat to have water and now he loves it i would act like it was a treat with me n his father n say since u been a big boy today u can have this as ur treat also n he still thinks its a treat n loves it,.

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We had the same problem... ARRGG. I started making the afternoone sippy cup 1/2 milk and 1/2 water as well as juice cups but I out less juice and more water. They dont need a full cup of juice So I mix as many as I can like that. Good luck

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My son @ 3 loves water! Sometimes he even asks for it specifically when he knows there is soda in the house! We just left water around the house in different sippies, it was his only drink choice unless he was eating then he would get juice. Milk was given @ bedtime until he was taken off bottle @ 1, and he quit drinking milk... Another thing that I think probably helped was that we're a big water drinking family so he saw mom & dad drinking it too! And if he came up to drink whatever was in our cups it was generally water. You can use all different kinds of cups... they make cups w/soft straws if you're worried about them choking on the straw, hard top sippies, squishy top sippies, you could use regular old plastic cups, waterbottles, etc... If it is the only thing available then they'll become parched enough to drink!

Anita - posted on 09/08/2009

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i suggest not to mix water with any juice just for the pure fact that you want your child to drink water as it is...fill a syringe with water and squirt it in her mouth...try puttng it in an open cup (plastic of course) and see if she;ll drink out of it...have you tried freezing it like icy pole so she can suck on it...i used to put water in a bowl an give my lil one a spoon/straw and let him feed himself water and let him make a bit of a mess whilst he's at it..he is now two and the only thing he drinks is water and freshly squeezed oj...

If your child doesnt drink much water you can always give her some watermelon and lots of fibreous fruits is good for constipation..

Jules - posted on 09/08/2009

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For constipation, Cereal such as wheet bix or oats is good, For lunch try using Rye or wholemeale bread n lots of fruit. For tea a little bit of pumpkin every now n then with veg instead of mashed potato. Stay away from foods that are high in fat n starch. My son has to be on this diet all the time due to boule problems. He gets that bad that he starts to hold on.

Yoghurt but not too much is good, High fiber foods. But too much fiber can constipate them too. Even try fruit salad with Jelly. Or the puraid fruite that you get for babys. The pediatrition said that waterd down fruit juice is good if you cant get them to eat fruit. N that myth about bananas causing constipation it's not entirly true. As long as they don't have too much they are fine. If its too bad go to the doctor n ask for a perscription for parachoc, I think you need a perscription for it not sure. It isn't as harmful as other laxiitvs. It works realy good. As they get older try mints they are a good laxitive. But shouldn't be taken by kids under two I think.

Jules - posted on 09/08/2009

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Just put water in a sippy cup n leave it infront of them, If they are thirsty they will drink it.

Candice - posted on 09/07/2009

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for the constipation, make sure he's not drinking too much milk (16-24oz at that age is recommended). milk is constipating. also avoid bananas and cheese. try pear juice...it does the same thing as prune juice. and if the constipation is actually hurting him, try children's suppositories (only use half of one). they helped my daughter immensely and rarely had time to even dissolve inside her, so i never worried about her getting too much medication.



if the child feels pain when they go, they can subconsciously start "withholding" their movements, which can have long term effects.

Cailie - posted on 09/07/2009

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My son is the same way so I give him milk in the morning and give him the geber splasher during the day. It's purifed water with flavor and very little if no surgar. And than milk at night

Amélie - posted on 09/07/2009

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What I do with my 2year old is mix water with juice, any juice, that way, he gets some water in and doesn't even know it!! :) Also, if she is constipated, try giving her mineral oil, it doesn't taste that good, so mix it with something she likes (although I know some kids that drank it as is...) And food wise, if she likes corn on the cob... that should help her go!! Basically for bowel movements, anything fibre will help! Hope this helps!

Amber - posted on 09/07/2009

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My son was the same way. Try putting a tea spoon of sugar in the water or mix a tea spoon of kayro syrup in wjth her milk. It always worked for him. Good luck I hpoe this helps.

Lyndsay - posted on 09/07/2009

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Well first of all, you can try to limit the amount of milk she drinks and replace it with water. Milk turns into a solid in your stomach so it may be solidifying everything else in there too... she could be hyper-sensitive, or even lactose intolerant. She probably won't like it at first, but just be persistent. You could also try bran muffins -- I made a batch a few weeks ago and my son pooped like it was going out of style.

Ilse - posted on 09/12/2009

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Since your one year old is constipated you should only offer water (other then any milk she has but mabye limit abit) till she gets used to drinking water. Also fruit like grapes, rockmelon, watermelon etc all have lots of water in them and can help with passing stools and will also give her the extra water that she is missing out on. Saltanas are great to help little ones go to the toilet and they will love eating them out of the little packs too:) Just remember that they are very smart at this age and will turn their noses up at things because they know they might get something better! So only offer water to drink and stay strong! goodluck:)

Michelle - posted on 09/12/2009

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Quoting Ronna:

My one year old is constipated! How do I get her to drink water?



My one year old baby doesn't like to drink water so she's constipated. How do I make my one year old baby drink water? I need to help her push her bowel when I see her trying. I tried prunes, prune juice and papaya, it helped for a while but she doesn't like it anymore. What am I suppose to do?




Hello,



My name is Michelle I have a four year old and I got my son to drink water by adding water to his apple juice.  I hope that helps good luck with your little girl.

Katarina - posted on 09/10/2009

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i added just a little bit of juice to my sons water(just enough to give it color and a little taste)and it worked great. i gave my son a little bit of banana and it helped him go. Maybe something like that will help your constipated one year old.

S - posted on 09/09/2009

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put some ice in it and give it 2 her don't give anything else to drink or u drink some water and let her drink some of urs...try it for your constipated 1 year old..

Shamsey - posted on 09/09/2009

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For your constipated one year old, you can give her flavor water by minute maid it come in juice box style she will think it juice and that she is all grown up drinking from a straw, my son is one n he love them. you can also put some kyro syrup in her milk.or just give her two 8oz bottle ot cups a day and give her watermelons,grape,plums water fruit druing the day she will think it a treat and it will be helping her as well.

Kris - posted on 09/09/2009

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Maybe presenting the water in a diff way.... like Cup n Straw... help drink outta water bottle... all BIG ppl type containers. My son didnt like much water either. It is frustraiting. He does better with water now... but it tends to be outta bottled water. Looks like you have other good ideas, maybe this will help your constipated one year old too. :-)

Shauna - posted on 09/08/2009

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My son had the same problem a few months ago,[he is almost 14months] My sister in law [ a nurse] told me to give him apple juice. It actually helped alot, almost right away. But my son hated water, and would just spit it out. Now he'll drink it... but only if there is ice in it. Weird, but he drinks it now. Maybe you could try it with ice and see if she'll drink it. Good luck with your constipated 1 year old.

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