No parent likes to see their little one suffer from uncomfortable tummy symptoms. But, before you reach for the Miralax, try our top three, Mom-approved, techniques to help bring your toddler constipation relief.
3 Easy and Natural Toddler Constipation Remedies
Increase dietary fiber and offer at least 2 cups of water dailyToddlers should get 19g of fiber each day, from a range of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes.
Start and end the day with a tummy rub for your toddlerMassage can be a helpful technique to bring your toddler constipation relief. Warm your hands by rubbing them together. Then, with a firm, but gentle pressure, move your flat palm clockwise up and around the belly. You can also try placing your hand horizontally across the stomach and gently rocking your little one from side to side.
Use a 7-day diet diary to track tummy symptoms and identify a potential food triggerIf cow milk seems to be contributing to constipation in your toddler, swap it out for naturally easy to digest Kabrita Goat Milk Formula*.
For a more in-depth look at constipation in toddlers, visit our Symptom Spotlight: Constipation.
Content last updated: February 11, 2020