What does it mean if my baby has dry poop?

Julie - posted on 06/27/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daughter has been having harder dry poop for a few days now. She gets plenty of fluids, and Im not feeding her anything that would cause her to get "tied" up. (no bananas, rice, apples ect.) I also have been giving her prunes. She seems to have a really tough time getting it out as well. She makes noise and gets red and teary eyed. Does anyone know what I can do to help make it easier for her?

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Alexis - posted on 06/27/2010

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My daughter had the same problem and it just came out of no where as well....I wasnt doing anything different.....she just became very constipated all of a sudden. So I started giving her like 4-6 tbsp of pear juice everyday with each of her solid meals. I either mix it in with her cereal or give it to her in a bottle.....she likes in her cereal the most....probably makes it taste better :). It helped keeo her regular. Also...there was one point when nothing was helping and she was in extreme pain from not being able to have a BM...I went out and bought I "Little Tummys" Laxative drops and gave that to her, her dosage will depend on her age....I had to give her less than what the box said because she is so young...but it worked like a charm! Hope I was some help for you! Hope everything works out :)

Erica - posted on 06/27/2010

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My daughter had that problem as well. After starting solid foods, she had a harder time going. I wanted to try something natural so I tried aloe vera juice. I bought it at a natural foods store. It was colorless and odorless. It looked like water and I mixed it in with her food or juice. It really worked! Depending on the age of your baby, you could try kiwi fruit. It is also a natural laxative. Good luck mom!

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Jenni+shane - posted on 06/28/2010

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since prunes are not working u should take her to chemist they can give u stuff to put in her bottle it works i had to use it with my little girl

Laura - posted on 06/28/2010

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my daughters poo is the same but i think its too much calcium iv been giving her watered down pure orange and lots of food with ruffage in it like home made soup and plenty of fruit and veg

Laura - posted on 06/27/2010

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my twins have the same problem! wow, i thought i was the only one... i give them boiled and steamed sweet potatoes. since they are 11 months old, they enjoy them LIGHTLY salted with some cinnamon or nutmeg on them for flavor and cut up in itty bitty chunks for finger food. their next poop is nice and "normal"... the kiwi fruit thing also works, just be ready to see the lil black seeds in their poop when you change them- scared me the first time! lol :) hope all these help...

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My daughter's body had a harder time adjusting to solids. She got constipated a few times. Cooked carrots can constipate which was something I didn't know. We had to resort to a little prune juice mixed with water. She doesn't normally drink juice. Recently I've found that black beans seem to help her go. They are really good for you too so it's a win-win.

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