First Aid: Constipationenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-FA-Constipation-enHD-1.jpgConstipation is when a child has fewer bowel movements than usual. Ease constipation with the three Fs: fluid, fiber, and fitness.constipation, poop, feces, pooping, holding it, bathroom, has to go to the bathroom, stomach ache, stomachaches, hurt stomach, going to the bathroom, bowels, fiber, bathroom, crapping, can't poop, hard poop, CD1Gastroenterology10/16/200905/31/201809/02/2019Kate M. Cronan, MD05/30/20189a791385-08b0-46c8-9e76-e0076a9891a4https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/constipation-sheet.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/first-aid-guides.html/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-firstaid-enBT.jpg" alt="First Aid" name="4990-P_FIRSTAID_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/constipation.html/">Constipation</a> is a common problem in which a child may have fewer bowel movements (BMs or poops) than usual. It usually isn't a cause for too much concern.</p> <p>Constipation can often get better with the three Fs: fluids, fiber, and fitness.</p> <h3>What Are the Signs &amp; Symptoms of Constipation?</h3> <ul> <li>fewer bowel movements than usual</li> <li>straining and pain during bowel movements</li> <li>stool (poop) that's hard, dry</li> <li>larger stools than usual</li> <li>feeling full or bloated</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/stomachaches-sheet.html/">belly pain</a></li> <li>a little blood on the toilet paper after a BM</li> </ul> <h3>What to Do</h3> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Give your child plenty of water or juice. If your <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/constipated.html/">baby</a> is constipated, ask the doctor about adding prune, apple, or pear juice to the daily diet.</li> <li>Increase the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fiber.html/">fiber</a> in your child's diet. Try apples, pears, oranges, beans, oatmeal, and whole-grain breakfast cereals or breads.</li> <li>Encourage daily exercise to help your child have regular bowel movements.</li> <li>Talk to your doctor before giving your child any medicine for constipation.</li> </ul> <h3>Get Medical Care if Your Child Has:</h3> <ul> <li>constipation lasting a week</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/encopresis.html/">liquid stool</a> in the underwear when your child isn't sick</li> <li>severe belly pain</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vomit.html/">vomiting</a></li> <li>eating less</li> </ul> <h3>Think Prevention!</h3> <p>Skip fatty, sugary, or starchy foods, which can slow the bowels down. Choose fiber-rich foods instead.</p>
ConstipationConstipation is a very common problem that usually happens because a person's diet doesn't include enough fluids and fiber. In most cases, making simple changes can help you feel better.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/constipation.html/081f841e-c4c9-493e-a8df-160a60905046
Digestive SystemMost people think digestion begins when you first put food in your mouth. But the digestive process actually starts even before the food hits your taste buds.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/digestive-system.html/c0f765e4-a9d9-43fc-983b-b0b49ed76cfd
FiberSome of the best and most delicious foods have loads of fiber. Find out how to get your fill of fiber!https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/fiber.html/a5716fac-058e-4be8-8fec-12c3a6468ccb
Go, Slow, and Whoa! A Kid's Guide to Eating RightWant to eat healthier? It's easy when you learn the difference between Go, Slow, and Whoa foods!https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/go-slow-whoa.html/4c5268e5-9901-4987-a37b-5c919be1fb2b
How Can I Tell if My Baby Is Constipated?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/constipated.html/27878ead-7912-445c-a0a1-44bf36553c1d
Soiling (Encopresis)If your child has bowel movements in places other than the toilet, you know how frustrating it can be. Many kids who soil beyond the years of toilet teaching have a condition known as encopresis.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/encopresis.html/89ce244a-7fea-4776-b50e-bf0136e5c31f
StomachachesUgh. Bellyaches. Find out what causes tummy trouble in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/abdominal-pain.html/2f422a06-b7a6-41f4-86b4-74e00ebf019a
Toilet TrainingEven before your child is ready to try the potty, you can prepare your little one by teaching about the process. Here are some tips.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/toilet-teaching.html/25771d48-2630-40a6-b468-9a94933153f1
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