● Abdominal swelling
● Pain during bowel movements
● Blood in the stool
Include more fiber in the diet of your child: Eating a fiber-rich diet can decrease the gut transit time of the stool. It also adds bulk as well, thus making it easier to pass. These food items may include beans, veggies, fruits, bread, whole grain food items and more. For every 1000 calories consumed by the child, make sure there is at least 14 gm of fiber.
Be supportive and remind them to visit the toilet once in a while: Having a toilet is necessary, but if your child does not have a routine then do not pressurize them into making one. Simply supporting and rewarding them will help them take up the task more willingly. You can remind him or her to visit the toilet regularly, preferably after meals.
If your child has constipation, then there are many simple ways to remedy the situation. Simple dietary changes, for example, eating fruits and vegetables rich in fiber, can go a long way. Also, drinking more water can help in alleviating constipation.
If the situation is severe, and if your doctor recommends, constipation in kids can be treated with the help of laxatives. Visit your doctor if your child's constipation lasts for more than two weeks.
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