My 1year old is constipated!

Leylah - posted on 11/27/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )




my son has been constipated for about 2 weeks! Ive tried everything from prune juice to soy milk, he hates both so what to do?!?


Stacey - posted on 11/29/2009




Try diluted apple juice, 1/2 water 1/2 juice. It may sound too good to be true, but it always worked like a charm on my son. If you give it straight up it may be a bit harsh on a little guy's tummy, but diluted works just fine and should be a bit more appitizing than prune juice!

Good luck!


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Kelly - posted on 12/01/2009




When we switched our daughter to whole milk, constipation started instantly. We took her to a few different doctors and nothing they said seemed to help. They told us to give her more fruits (which she ate a lot of anyway), and they told us to let her soak in a bath. The bath seemed to relax her a little but never did the trick. it got so bad that she was bleeding and we had to help her get it out. we also tried many over the counter laxatives for babies, and nothing worked with that either. One doctor finally told us to mix miralax in with her milk. That definitely worked, but the second we stopped giving her miralax, she would be constipated again. We finally figured out that for some odd reason, she would get extremely constipated whenever she had whole milk, but would be fine and happy if we gave her 2% milk. We still give her 2% and we no longer have a need for the miralax. She started all of this about the age of 1 and she is about to turn 2 and has been constipation free ever since we switched the milk and gave her miralax! It was a lifesaver!

Gwen - posted on 11/30/2009




I SWEAR by fortified Rice Milk. My daughter had the WORST constipation and within 2 weeks of switching, she was a different kid!

Amanda - posted on 11/27/2009




Lot's of veggies, mix apples with veggies to make them sweet and add lots of fiber!!

Jessica - posted on 11/27/2009




My daughter has had a serious problem with constipation since she turned one (and was even in the ER for the extremely high temperature and pain it caused). And fiber wasn't her issue---all she eats is fruit, veggies and whole grains (with some protein). After trying soy (she's allergic) we discovered she's lactose intolerant and now she's on Lactaid. The conspitation is GONE!

Mylissa - posted on 11/27/2009




Well have u tried apple juice or an apple .......B/c it works for my 1 year old

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Both my kids suffered with constipation, both from birth. My daughter is 5, hers went at 2/3years... my son is 2, and stil bad... he screams, and bleeds...nothing is helpin, takin him dox n jus gettin fobbed off... e has lactulose n movicol, baby massage is the best, soothes them, i was a bit pesimistic tryin it, but it does help x, good luck

Andrea - posted on 11/27/2009




Miralax.. It is easy on there tummy's and has no cramps or any other side effects.. I use it from time to time on my son 2 years old and my 8 month old daughter.. MY daughter takes it more often then my son due to Gastroschisis.. Just kind of helps move things along with out pain that is y i like it so well.. have to be extra careful with little girl... it can be found at wal-mart otherwise speak with your doctor and see what they may recommend..Hope this is helpful.. take care and best wishes...

Virginia - posted on 11/27/2009




there is a rootbeer flavored laxitive type of thing that i found at walmart for my cousins son. he loved it and it worked well. no mess like other stuff

Emi - posted on 11/27/2009




have you tried to give boil carrots or peach? Soup helps for my 1 year old or porridge.Prune does not work to my child at all. hope sth works

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