Any tips on how to soften my daughter's stools?

Gabrielle - posted on 03/05/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )

133

8

19

My daughter is almost 1 and she has been on regular milk for about a month and a half. Everyother sippy cup has juice in it but her stools are still very hard. She cries a lot of the time when it is time for her to have a bowel movement. I don't know what else to try since the juice isn't helping at all. What should I do?

9 Comments

View replies by

Stifler's - posted on 03/08/2012

15,141

154

604

more water. fruit (pears, grapes, apricots, prunes no bananas). fibre supplement.

Heather - posted on 03/07/2012

112

22

10

I don't know about anyone else on here but my son's doctor didn't want him to drink regular milk till he was 1yr old... he told me it could cause more problems then good... Is there a medical reason your daughter is on regular milk before she is 1? If not did her doctor tell you to switch her to regular milk?

Dot - posted on 03/07/2012

18

20

1

Pears always work for my lo. Also prune juice, but not to much because it can have the opposite effect.

A friend of mine always has issues with her lo whenever he had milk, so she put him on almond milk, hasn't had a problem since.

Squeaky - posted on 03/07/2012

2

2

0

She could be lactose intolerant... Just a thought. We don't do milk or milk products in our home because of this issue. When you don't use milk or depend on it, you end up having more variety in your diet to make up for not using milk. Fresh veggies and fruit will improve her stool. Black olives are also a natural stool softener and gentle laxative. If fresh foods are already a good part of your diet, then take her off milk and milk products and see if everything improves. It did for my family.

Gabrielle - posted on 03/06/2012

133

8

19

I give her a lot of juice and she doesnt eat bananas. I got her some prunes today so hopefully those will help.

Sarah - posted on 03/06/2012

378

18

31

We were told, & it seemed pretty true with our LO that applesauce is actually binding. However apple juice...have lots of wipes ready! ;)



Also how often does she eat banana. Those were positively plugging with our LO. Apple juice really worked the best. 2-3 oz. We used it as a "desert" for a while when she was really bad.



Also things that start with the letter P, tend to make you poop. Silly, but in our experience, worked pretty darn good. Peas, pears, prunes (obviously, lol)



That's just our experience. If I remember correctly our pediatrician didn't clear our LO for water till after she was one.

Michelle - posted on 03/05/2012

2,191

23

1087

lots of water, and add more fibre items to her diet with fruits and vegetables this should help

Kaitlin - posted on 03/05/2012

1,107

21

451

What is the rest of her diet like? try giving her raisins or prunes, or home made appleasuce (my kids LOVE chunky applesauce). I tend to stay away from juices and focus on water.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms