Constipation is common among children. As parents you may notice that your child has constipation if;
Another sign include is when a child has a poor appetite or stomach pain that improves after they poo. If your child is one year old and above, soiled pants is one of the symptoms of constipation, as runny poo may leak around the hard constipated poo. This is called overflow soiling.
Health professionals noted that toddlers of the age 2-3 years old are commonly experiencing constipation. This is due to usually at this age parents start to potty train their children which makes them feel uneasy about the whole poo situation.
Here are some tips which you may try to prevent your child from experiencing constipation or to help them while they are constipated.
In conclusion, always try to monitor your child bowel movement, so you may notice any changes especially if they are two years old below as they cannot verbally tell what is going on their body and if they are in pain. Notice it early will help you to prepare it better in helping them to ease their bowel condition rather than when thing is chronic already. Also, if it is been too long already or if your child in pain whenever you press their abdomen (to this extent), it is best to seek advice from doctor regarding your child condition.