My 2year old has been having trouble going to the bathroom she seems clogged up. What can I do to keep her regular? ASAP.! Please help!

Randi - posted on 05/16/2013 ( 19 moms have responded )

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I have a healthy 2yr old who has been having trouble pooping. What can I do or feed her to c
Keep her regular. She is very active and is on Benadryl 1 time at night after her bath because her allergies r at there worst. Other then that she eats pedasure because she is picky but other then that she was regular until the past two weeks so what can I do to keep her regular? Please help ASAP!

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Linda - posted on 05/31/2013

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One other thing, be careful with raisins and nuts. Many children's digestive systems aren't ready for that kind of roughage and in many cases are allergic and do not know it. Any food with a skin, shell, or hard to digest will cause further problems.

Sarah - posted on 05/22/2013

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I agree with Linda. Try getting her to eat apples every day. Also, some bran cereal with raisins and lots of liquids should flush her out. Our daughter likes prunes so give them a try maybe? Theirs also a massage technique called the Sun And Moon Stroke. It really works but not sure your child would stay put for it at that age. YouTube has ample videos to show you how it's done.

Cecilia - posted on 05/20/2013

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CelloMom is right thought . If you have started to potty train recently they can kinda refuse to allow their body to do it. They sometimes get this fear of going. All the suggestions given will kinda force the body to do it anyways. If they aren't ready to poop in the potty don't force it. They will get there.

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Linda - posted on 06/04/2013

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I use flax seed on my oatmeal, but I grind into powder first. Any seeds ingested can sometimes stick in crevices or along the walls of the intestines and cause infections in persons with slow digestive systems.

Linda - posted on 05/31/2013

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Oatmeal is also an extremely healthy, natural solution. I would not subscribe any over the counter laxatives as they can be dangerous and habit forming.

Amanda - posted on 05/21/2013

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Miralax works awesome! My niece is 7 and has always had bad painful constipation since she was a baby and doctors recommend miralax. Good luck!

Emily - posted on 05/20/2013

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My 2 year old had the same problem, so at my doctor's suggesstion I started putting a couple teaspoons in her milk every day and that did the trick! CVS has a generic benefiber (green container) that is less expensive. I also found a bath each night helped move her oddly enough, I guess because those muscles were relaxed. She'd be in the tub, said she had to go, I get her out, she'd go, then get back in the tub. She is 3 1/2 and I still keep the benefiber in her milk. I also was able to get her to drink apple juice instead of milk when she'd first wake up and that helped as well.

CelloMom - posted on 05/20/2013

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To follow up: "whole" means unrefined and unprocessed. As in, whole wheat instead of white bread, or brown rice instead of white. Raw vegetables are more helpful than cooked to mush (raw baby carrots are a sweet snack, and fun to eat with a dip!)
Live yogurt is also beneficial for many reasons, make sure it has live culture, e.g. it would say "live acidophilus / bifidus" on the package.
Come to think of it, most children go through a stage where they're not willing to part with anything produced by their bodies. I found it helps to distract them, I used to read books to them while they're on the potty, usually things take care of themselves. Good luck!

Cecilia - posted on 05/19/2013

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flaxseed is better raw. It can be tossed onto things like bread before it is baked though. Some people simply put the raw seeds into things like smoothies and blend them in.

Some cereals do have whole grains but you have to read the label. Like i said fiberone is a great cereal for fiber. It taste pretty good but just doesn't look as pretty and colorful as kids would like it. Even my teens are babies about eating it with milk (although they will eat it dry)

Randi - posted on 05/19/2013

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U said whole grains but I m not sure do u mean cereal? I m not a good cook so I need easy and fun. Thanks so much for your help!

CelloMom - posted on 05/19/2013

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Fiber and lots of water.
Fruits (papayas!) and vegetables have lots of fiber; oats have a very beneficial fiber. Exercise is good (but she's active, so you're good with that).
Avoid sugar, very starchy food and fried foods. If you do grains, choose whole grains.
Drinking enough water is also key!

Christin - posted on 05/18/2013

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If she will eat sweet things then you should try Fiber One oats and chocolate granola bars. They have a good amount of fiber and they also have chocolate chips in them which will probably make them more appealing to your daughter. They are in the cereal isle and also sell brownies and other flavors.

Cecilia - posted on 05/17/2013

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Flaxseed looks kinda like de-shelled sunflower seeds. They are very small and do not taste which is why they are a great choice for children. I looked and walmart says they sell it but it might vary store to store. My local grocery store has a bulk nut and candy section, that is where i get it. Any place that sells natural food would have it also. Feel free to buy tons of it because it's good for you too.

http://pitfitness.net/2012/08/20/just-ad... this has a good picture of what it looks like and what it will do for you :)

And you're welcome.

Randi - posted on 05/17/2013

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Thank u Cecilia Bailey that is very helpful information and great advice. I thought that fiber was the key but I wasn't sure. I just recently switched her from regular pedisure to fiber pedisure cause she is such a picky eater., but if its sweet she will eat it. Thanks for the recipe. One more ? Where can I get flaxseed and what is it? I just want u to know that it means a lot for another mom to take time out of her day to help another mom she doesn't even know, so thank u!

Cecilia - posted on 05/16/2013

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Apple or cherry juice works great for my children.

Fiber is also a good thing. Fruits and veggies will do this. Avoid bananas. See if you can get her to eat some raisin bran or fiber one cereal.

fiber one is actually pretty sweet tasting but not very pretty looking, to get around this make her birds nest -http://www.food.com/recipe/bird-nests-28... I know it says chow mein noodles but just put fiber one instead. Basically it's like a rice cripsy treat with a healthier cereal.
Other than that, try getting some flaxseed and sprinkling it on some foods she eats.

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