Please help me out my baby got a lot of constipation wht cn i gv her,an pls dnt say alot of water.

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MICHELLE - posted on 10/11/2009

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USE A HALF A TSP. OF KARO SYRUP THAT YOU BUY AT THE GROCERY STORE. BUT I WILL WARN YOU BE READY LOL!! OR WHEN U THINK THAT SHE HAS TO GO STICK HER IN A BATH OF WARM WATER AND BE PREPARED. IT WORKS!

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I used baby prune juice, it worked very well. I have used the Karo syrup. also worked. My friends 2 month old just had the same problem and for $1.89 at Walgreens we bought baby suppositories, with the baby being so small, she pinched a small piece from one, inserted it, it wasn't 10 minutes and wha la,,, all up her back lol. But no crying of stomach cramps or anything. Then she was a happy baby again.

Robin - posted on 10/09/2009

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try mineral oil, baby prun juice just alittle at a time or soap up the rectum

Jamie - posted on 10/07/2009

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A drop of dark Karo Syrup in a 4 oz bottle, 2 drops for a 6 oz bottle. The bicycle motion with the baby's feet (like ur baby is pedaling). A warm bath. A rectal temperature. Massage their belly. And last but not least you can always try an enema.

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Delora - posted on 10/13/2009

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It all depends on how old the baby is, but apple juice seem to work good for my infants. Not the baby apple juice, but regular apple juice with a little water mix in.

Elyssa - posted on 10/12/2009

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Just buy apple prune juice and do half juice and half water. It worked great for my son.

Karin - posted on 10/12/2009

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Hey Evenjelyn

I had the same problem with my son when he was little and we found out its as if he has an allergy to something in the milk and once we moved him over to hypo-allergenic milk the constipation went away, he hasn't out grown it completely yet but can now have some normal milk and is eventually onto the regular growing up milk, it might not be the case but when your hard up to try anything you might as well give it a go. Hope your little one will be better soon, good luck.

Sarah - posted on 10/12/2009

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I always used Karo syrup in my daughters bottle and it worked its tricks. Many of my friends have tryed it to and were thankfull. That and prunes when they get a little older.

Wendy - posted on 10/11/2009

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cloxal drops for infants just a couple of drops in there bottle and its over the counter at the chemist

CIndy - posted on 10/11/2009

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Clear Kayro Syrup is what my pediatrician ( who is very old school ) reccomended 4 my son when he had this problem........worked great just add a teaspoon to every or every other bottle of formula.Good luck!

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i find if you give them lots of veg like carrot, tunip cabbage helps otherwise see your gp and ask for some lactose it is a very weak laxitive i gave that to my daughter when she coudlnt go to the toilet it just helps and isnt to harsh xx

Rebecca - posted on 10/11/2009

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my daighter doctor told me to give her a teaspoon of mineral oil when this happened and 8 hours later she went

Miranda - posted on 10/11/2009

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watered down prune juice in the bbay food section i had the same problem cleared my son right up

Quita - posted on 10/11/2009

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the best thing to do is give her some gas drops first and it will help relieve some off the tightness of her stomach. You can also take a childrens suppository and work it in and out and she will go in a matter of minutes. (when you use the suppository to stick it all the way in.)

Nathalie - posted on 10/10/2009

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my little one use to do this.. and i would give her a enama for infants.. and after like 5 to 20 min she would go..

oh and my doc also told me white grape juice!!!! that stuff works GOOD!!!!!!!!

Desiree - posted on 10/10/2009

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Put a tablespoon of Karo syrup in a drink or you can go to walmart and get suppositories that are safe for children. They are ina white jar with a blue lids. they are made from sugar and water. Depending on the age of the child, you can break it in half. Just insert it (make sure it stays in), put the diaper back on and give it about 10-20 minutes to work. If the first one doesn't work, you can use the other half a little later on in the day. I have also learned that the gas drops can help them with this problem. You can also talk to the doctor about Lactulose or another stool aid that you can give the child. One of my children had to take a prescription for about 2 years until he out grew his problem. His were just so hard that he had a problem getting them out. Hope this helps

Victoria - posted on 10/10/2009

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Try Karo syrup n a warm milk bottle r when u give water put sum n da bottle 2. How old is ur baby?

Debbie - posted on 10/10/2009

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dilute white grape juice it comes in the baby food section. when my daughter was 1 1/2 months old her ped told me that was the best to give a baby for constipation. It is most likely caused by to much iron in the formula talk to your ped to have baby's iron level checked.

Lisa-Jane - posted on 10/10/2009

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pureed prunes. freshly squeezed orange juice. blended sweetcorn. pureed pear.

all these help constipation.

Rebecca - posted on 10/10/2009

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kyro syrup. table spoon in a 8oz bottle of milk just have lots of wipes on hand.

Lorelei - posted on 10/10/2009

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If all else fails, give her apple juice and dilute it with water... That could probably help. That was used in the old days when there were not other products for babies who were constipated. I'm sure by now they have create enormous ideas for babies in this century..lol.. Good Luck Eve

Rosetta - posted on 10/09/2009

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Quoting Robin:

try mineral oil, baby prun juice just alittle at a time or soap up the rectum


i agree with this one it is one of the remedy that my grand mother hand down to all of us.



please understand that constipation in anyone is painful and can cause damage. While all these things can and will work on mild cases(even chronic). You may still need to go get your child a check up for this. Not to scare you but it can cause the bowels to lock up and then you are in a whole different ball game. So you may want to get it down while this hasnt occured.

Leah - posted on 10/09/2009

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My son benefited from a regular amount of apple juice. Like 4 oz per day until he was more regular and on solid foods.

Brittany - posted on 10/09/2009

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my doctor told me to give my baby mirlax or how ever you spell it bc she didnt have a bowel movement in over 3 weeks... then they put her on rice cereal with the mirlax to help form the bowels.... ask ur doctor tho just to make sure.. you could also be the formula.... i dont know how old your baby is but yea do not give the baby any extra water its not good for them....

Sereniti - posted on 10/09/2009

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yeah the pediatrician recommended the karo to me as well. Like i said i used it to keep my sons formula down, not for constipation, so i wouldnt be able to speak from experince on that. I know that with a chronic constipation problem of 8 plus months that this mom is talking about, one dose of karo is most likely to not help. It is full of sugar and high fructose corn syrup. That is not what "I", as this is a mom's sight, not dr's sight, would recommend. Having been through months and months of 'dr recommendations' that didnt help, its nice to have a sight that speaks from a mothers pov instead of a pediatricians pov. I simply am posting something that worked for my son, in hopes of it alleviating another parents troubles. Advise, take the good leave the rest.

Sereniti - posted on 10/09/2009

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My 7 year old son has had GI probs from birth. He went thru a phase where his bowel movements were clear water-like then after some procedures he started having constipation problems. We did karo syrup in the bottle when he was younger to keep his formula down, but not for constipation???? I do know that there is a fiber product called fibersure or something to that effect. Its with the laxatives/antacids by the metamucil drink mixes. (around the pharmacy area in most grocery stores. Its in a blue bottle, it mixes clear and has absolutely no taste. When my son starts getting a stomach ache I mix a little in some water and it solves the problem. I have taken this stuff myself just to test it out. It is fiber. It is used in adults to regulate bowels, be it diahrrea or constipation. I know its a pain when NOTHING works. I would recommend starting with only a teaspoon two to three times a day mixed in with anything relatively liquid form. It works best with warmer substances or it tends to 'ball' up. Wish you the best! If ya need further info feel free to email me at IamSeReN@gmail.com.

Melissa - posted on 10/09/2009

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It's been a while since I dealt with this. But I remember my babygirl was condstipated all the time. I literally had to "help" her go. I would give her a warm bath make sure the water covered her belly. Sometimes she would go in tub! Also I would push her legs up to her chest & hold them there. You can put a little vasaline around the hole to help the stool come out. This went on till she was at least 1. I hope someones solution works for you.

Angel - posted on 10/09/2009

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Ask the pharmacist about baby lax, its a suppository that you use its pre-liqufied already in a bulb, it worked well with my kids.....this was when they were little but see if they carry it, its great.

Denise - posted on 10/09/2009

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apple juice & prune juice helps. If you are giving your baby formula or any milk enriched with iron that could be the cause. Try soy milk or formula without extra iron.

Shownda - posted on 10/09/2009

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One teaspoon of dark Karo Syrup in 4 oz. btl of water is best. Once you use this you will need nothing else. Just to get the bowel moving. Rub the tummy in a circular motion. When you bathe your baby the day that you give the syrup, let baby soak in a nice warm baby tub of water. Don't be surprised if baby goes that moment.



Now once you've done this to get baby going, it is important for you to keep baby well hydrated. Constipation comes from excatly that; not enough liquids (especially in the summertime) and proper foods. Not sure of baby's age,so If baby is over 2 to 3 months it is safe to give baby wheat cereals, fruits ( such as pears, peaches, plums, apricots, and prunes - all none to make stools softer) and vegetables (primarily peas). If you are still bottle (milk) feeding baby, blend the fruits and vegetables. Both of my kids, started on this type of feeding very early on and are very healthy.



Good luck and tell me how it works out for you.

Amanda - posted on 10/08/2009

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My little girl used to have this problem. We started putting a few drops of mollasas in every other bottle and that would keep her regular. You can also look at most drug stores, they have suppositories for infants if the babies stomach is hard and hasnt pooped in several days I would recommend that. Just make sure you check the diaper a few minutes after inserting it to make sure your baby hasnt pushed it out.

Amanda - posted on 10/08/2009

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I have a 2 yr old that suffers from chronic constipation, has been that way since birth. When he was a little younger I mixed prune juice in all of his bottles, just like an ounce and that worked very well. Then once he got a little bit older the doctor recommended Miralax, it isn't made for children, but he gets half of the adult dose and has been doing very well on that. It is over the counter and the GI specialist said that it is safe for long term use. He was on lactulose (prescription) at one point but that didn't work for him at all. I would definitely try the prune juice in the bottles thing though. If it's been a few days, then just try to give her 3-4 ounces of warm prune juice first thing in the morning and you should get some results!

Gwendis - posted on 10/08/2009

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My daughter has had chronic constipation all her days. The best thing that works for me is white grape juice, or give the child a few teaspoons of coffee. She also has a prescription of mylanta, taking one teaspoon daily. But I only give it to her if she hasn't did #2 in a couple of days, the mylanta can be a little harsh. Also baby food jar of prunes can be real helpful.

Ashley - posted on 10/07/2009

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4oz of water w a teaspoon of karo syrup or 8oz w 2 teaspoons of karo it wrks good and thts wat the hospital recommends

Merrilee - posted on 10/07/2009

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apple juice daily always helps, but not too much, it will then cause loose stool, but a couple cups a day to start will do it .        Quoting Evenjelyn Mama-u:

Please help me out my baby got a lot of constipation wht cn i gv her,an pls dnt say alot of water.



 

Eva - posted on 10/07/2009

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I suggest you get a prescription from the Pediatrician for Glycolax, ... The is also a natural healing oil called heal constipation which costs like 26 dollars ... But i would first ask the doctor for a prescription ... Hope one of my suggestions works for you

Kathy - posted on 10/07/2009

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I used the light Karo syrup. When my daughter was a baby, I had originally had her on low iron formula, on my own instinks I tried the no iron formula, it made the biggest difference in the world. I ended up puttling her on vitamin drops, I can't remember what they are called, it's been a while. But changing the formula worked wonders. Before I changed it I was constantly having to give her the drops for gas, after no more drops and a very happy baby. Yes, you need to listen to your pediatritian, but you know your baby better than anybody and always listen to those momy instinks, they are there for a reason.

Stephany - posted on 10/07/2009

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pear juice, apple juice or even pears or apples anything but bananas because they constipate but prunes work rather well also. But I suggest that if it's really bad take her to the dr. and they should be able to give you something.

Cindy - posted on 10/07/2009

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Your welcome...My 3rd son of 4 had so many cramps and also suffered constipation, I felt so bad for the lil guy, Kaloox is safe and made just for infants and young children, Might I also suggest adding some bran into her diet? Ie: Bran muffin, bran cookies for babies, bran baby cereals....these things work as well. I do agree with Renae though if it has been longer than 4-5 days since her last bowel movement and this a continuing problem, I would bring her in to the nearest doctor, even if that might mean the emergency room for now. Also explain to them this is an on-going problem, as some tend to dismiss the problem once they feel they have treated the "symtoms" of the baby. As a mom, it is your right to ask as many questions as you need until you feel comfortable that they have been answered and that your baby is well. Again gl to you!!

Jamie - posted on 10/07/2009

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Karo syrup! It only takes about a table spoon and it wont make him to where the baby is just pooping all the time. just add about a tablespoon to their formula and feed it to him. get the clear kind. Karyo syrup will make the formula thick but will help the baby go. Also you could get one of the gerber baby prune juices and put about an ounce in a bottle and add about two to three ounces of water and feed it to your baby that will also help them go.

Renae - posted on 10/07/2009

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My pleasure, if it has been longer than 5-7 days I would suggest you go to the next step and get an anema at the hospital or doctor as continual constipation can cause some serious problems in kids.

Evenjelyn Mama-u - posted on 10/07/2009

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Thanx Renae and Cindy, Th brown sugar in water i have tried,ws using powder milk,thn thick milk called omaere,became allergik ws refered to fresh milk and all ths changes ws becos of constipation,ws given all sorts of medicines an pills still nothing hv helped.An Cindy ill stop at th nearest pharmacy for tht cos tht i dnt try....

Cindy - posted on 10/07/2009

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There is a product out there called "Kaloox"..it is in liquid form, and pinkish in color...it comes in a white bottle, and is over the counter. It also is not expensive and works really well.....it has a long expiry date, so if you should need it in the future you will have some :-) Good-luck...I hope it helps!!

Renae - posted on 10/07/2009

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Hey, I know a teaspoon of brown sugar in water works a treat! The sugar is not great for a baby but its only once or twice you will need to do it. Have you just changed milks, say from breast to powder?

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