5 Ways To Tackle Constipation In Babies

Posted on Aug 20 2013 - 10:00am by Sangeetha Menon

ways to tackle constipation in babies

When my baby didn’t poop for days , I was worried . I am sure there would be moms , who get/ got worried for the same mentioned. Lets see how to tackle constipation in babies.

If the baby is just on breastfeed, she can poop for about  7 times a day or doesn’t poop at all for upto 14 days . It’s considered completely normal, make sure the baby has 3-4 wet diapers a day though !! This is because the breast milk is used up fast due to the high metabolic rate and results in urine only , no poop.

5 WAYS TO TACKLE CONSTIPATION IN BABIES

If the baby is on solids and suffer from constipation, these measures can be taken.

  1. Give warm water to the baby at regular intervals , 1-2 tsp one time is more than enough
  2. Boil raisins  in water and strain it out , this water can be given too
  3. Give papaya to the baby if he/ she is 6months +
  4. Make oats a part of his / her food intake. The rich fibre in it helps here
  5. Give fruits / fruit juices of all fruits starting with the letter P like prunes, plums, papaya, pears etc. Dilute fruit juices with cooled boiled water before giving to your baby.

Note :

  • Please refrain from giving various herbal oils ( or oils like castor oil ) to baby to relieve her from constipation
  • Avoid giving bananas or sweet potatoes as they could trigger constipation
Take your  LO to the doctor if the above mentioned tips are not effective.
Do share the tips you used for your baby when she / he was constipated.
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Sangeetha is the owner of Bumps n Baby and a super cool mom of a 2 year old princess. Her life revolves around diapers, laptop and kitchen these days as she is mastering the art of multi-tasking .

3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Mousume August 20, 2013 at 9:12 PM - Reply

    Constipation is really troublesome in baby, you gave some handy tips there, and if the baby is constipated, don't give bananas.

    My LO never faced any constipation problem yet, but I like the cues he gives when his poop is on the harder side, so that I can make the necessary change.

    http://idletusser.blogspot.in/

    • Sangeetha Menon August 20, 2013 at 9:55 PM - Reply

      Yes Mousome,

      Constipation is really troublesome … As you said we should stay away from giving bananas when our LO is constipated.

      Thanks for dropping by ..

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