Constipation is common
among children. As parents, you may notice that your child has constipation if:
Another sign to look for is when a child has a poor appetite or stomach pain that improves after they poop. Soiled pants are one of the symptoms of constipation in children aged one and up, as runny poop may leak around the hard constipated poop. This is called overflow soiling.
Constipation is common in toddlers aged 2 to 3 years old, according to health professionals. This is because usually at this age, parents start to potty train their children, which makes them feel uneasy about the whole poop situation.
Here are some tips that 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's bowel movements so you may notice any changes, especially if they are under 2 years old, as they cannot verbally tell what is going on in their body or if they are in pain. Noticing it early will allow you to better prepare to assist them in relieving their bowel condition than if it is already chronic. Also, if it has been too long already or if your child is in pain whenever you press their abdomen (to this extent), it is best to seek advice from a doctor regarding your child's condition.