10 months old boy | 2 years ago
How can constipation result into stomach ache for toddlers?How can I ease her pain?
2 years ago
The most common stomach problem in babies who are just starting solids is constipation. If your baby has bowel movements less frequently than usual, particularly if he hasn't had one in three or more days and is uncomfortable when he does have one, he's probably constipated. Another sign is hard, dry stools that are difficult for him to pass. If your baby is eating solids, you can help ease constipation by feeding him foods that produce looser stools (like oatmeal, apricots, pears, prunes, and peas) and cutting back on those which tend to cause firmer stools (like bananas, apples and applesauce, carrots, rice, and squash). Getting your baby to drink more fluids may also help. Exercise can help get the bowels moving. Try putting your baby on his back and "bicycling" his legs.