I have recently potty trained my son who is 2 1/2 years old. The potty training is going great, he always tells us when he has to go pee, but he's having trouble pooping, and has now become very constipated. He gets lots of fiber in his diet, but I'm wondering if there's anything else I can do to make it easier for him. Anyone have any suggestions?? Please???


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Lori - posted on 02/17/2009




Raisans are a good idea but i get my son the yogurt covered ones so he will eat them.it definitely helps but be careful not to give them too much because their stools can get too runny.

Sarah - posted on 02/17/2009




You can do an abdominal massage, which in massage school they called the colon paddle.  You start down on the right side near the lower right quadrant and go up then over then down and across toward the belly button.  You can also just use a circular motion in the same pattern.          



Whitney - posted on 02/17/2009




I have the same issue with my 3 1/2 year old. Going #2 in the toliet seems to terrify him, and I must admit I am a bit tired of cleaning it out of his "big boy undies." When my kids or constipated though, I agree with Lisa, corn usually works. I've also found that 100% Apple Juice will help, or even sneaking a little prune juice in their apple juice. You don't want too much prune juice or they will explode, but a little will surely clean out every nook and cranny!

Lisa - posted on 02/17/2009




Corn !!!! Give him corn to give him the corn poops. For one it will take care of the constipation and two he will have to poop often which will get him to learn it quicker. I had a similar problem with my son...same age as your's and he was afraid to poop on the toilet and was getting very constipated....but when he had to poop over and over again....the problem was over. He has pooped on the toilet successfully since with no problems and the constipation ended as well cause he was no longer afraid :D If corn doesn't work or he doesn't like it, try any other high fibre alternative in a slightly larger dose and hide it in something he enjos so he will take it in. Good luck :D

User - posted on 02/17/2009




Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and water. It will naturally cleanse his body and regulate is BM's.

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