toddler with bloated stomach.

Elisabeth - posted on 01/15/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have a 2 soon to be 3 year old. To me she seems to have a constant bloated stomach. Only recently has she started complaining of having a tummy ache. But these pains are not to the point where she is crying over them. She is a big girl but not classed as overweight for her age.

Has anyone experianced this in there own toddlers or does anyone know of foods that could cause this in toddlers. Or do you think I should take her to see a doctor?

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Berna - posted on 01/16/2010

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If you are worried the doctor is the first point of call always but I know from personal experience that foods that contain gluten (wheat and wheat products) have that effect in some people and/or toddlers. Best of luck with it.

Kathy - posted on 01/15/2010

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I would take her to the ped just to make sure it isn't anything serious. There are lots of things that could go wrong even though it could be just simply gas.

Kellyn - posted on 01/15/2010

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How long has this been going on? It's possible for her to just have gas, but if it's been going on for more than just a few days, it's likely something else, especially if she's constantly bloated. I would take her to the ped just in case, although it may not be cause for concern since she doesn't seem to be in much pain. In my opinion, if you're at all worried or something just doesn't seem right, it's best to see the doc just in case. Better safe than sorry (and especially now before Obama gets that ridiculous "healthcare" or lack there of plan in action).

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Melanie - posted on 06/24/2014

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My 3 yr old son has an intermittent bloated belly that is hard, but he usually has a bm daily. He doesn't complain of pain but has vomited a couple of times in the past two weeks. Anyone have an idea of what that might be?

Ella Louise (Eloise) - posted on 03/09/2014

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Yes my daughter has this and it was arophagia. (Swallowing air). The exray showed the air and dr sent us to hospital. Sent us home and it has not gone away. Her bowelmovements r not normal. It was all sudden because she had never had odd bowel movements... I'm taking her for 2nd opinion

Laura - posted on 01/15/2010

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She could be bloated due to gas or needing to have a bm or both. But it just could be that her toddler tummy is more prominent due to changes in her body. The abdominal muscles are weak which is why they get the toddler tummy and they could be stretching from growing along with beginning to tighten. Around three yrs of age the muscles tighten and the toddler tummy will be begin to go away. Watch her and if she continues to complain ask your doc.

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