Jenette - posted on 11/21/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 3 year old son has been having problems with bowel movements for quite some time. He will go 7-10 days without one, and when he does it is very large, hard and painful. I tried Fletcher's laxative for kids and Miralax, but all they do is cause him to have "wet farts" non stop for days before he finally has a bowel movement. By that time he has been changed so many times his poor bum is red and raw, and the bowel movement is large and hard anyway. This is also causing problems with potty training, as he is scared to death to poop so throwing the toilet in the mix is out of the question. I've spoken with a pediatrician and know he needs fiber, fruit, etc., but for the life of me I can't get the kid to eat half of the time. Any suggestions, cheats, anything?