Constipation in children is something every parent has dealt with. Constipation is very common but it can be easily treated. Here are three easy ways to relieve constipation in your children! But first, let’s discuss how to tell if your child is constipated.
First off, infrequent bowel movements. Now, this can look a little different for each child because some kids might have bowel movements 2 to 3 times and for others it can just be once a day. This is mostly normal, but if you noticed your child hasn’t had a bowel movement in a couple days, then they’re probably constipated.
Also, a common symptom of constipation is abdominal pain.
“Constipation is a top reason kids get belly pain. If you haven’t had a bowel movement (poop) for a while or if it hurts to go to the bathroom or your bowel movements are hard, you are probably constipated.”
Here’s how parents can relieve constipation for their children!
Fluids to Solve Constipation
Make sure your child is drinking plenty of fluids, especially water. Dehydration can cause a number of problems, such as constipation. Fluids help move things along in your intestines which means, no constipation! So, it’s important they get enough water.
If your child is picky, like most, we suggest adding in flavoring drops to their water! They’ll be hydrated and love the fun flavors!
Here’s where parents can buy all-natural and organic Water Flavoring!
Eating fruits and vegetables are important for children’s diets because they contain a ton of vitamins and nutrients! A key nutrient to prevent constipation is fiber! Here’s our blog post explaining fiber and why it’s important!
Luckily, the answer to your child’s tummy troubled can be found already in your kitchen! But we should note, children aren’t the only ones that can use a fiber boost. On average most Americans fall short of the recommended daily amount. So, eat some high-fiber foods with your kids.
Here’s a list of High-Fiber Foods you and your child will love.
- Apples (with skin) at least 3.6grams of fiber
- Bananas 3.1 grams of fiber
- Avocados about 6 grams of fiber
- Raspberries 4 grams of fiber per ½ cup serving
- Oatmeals 10grams of fiber per 3.5oz
- Whole Grain Cereal 9.1 grams of fiber per 1/3-cup serving
Fiber Supplements for Kids
What if your children are extreme picky eaters? Well, there are a ton of options out there to relieve constipation for your children. Most kids are on-the-go, so it can be a challenge to make sure your child is getting the nutrients they need.
That’s where Naturlax 4 Kids comes in! We make it easy to give your child a fiber boost with so many delicious kid-friendly flavors to choose from.
But don’t worry, just because these flavors are for kids doesn’t mean adults can’t have some too!
As an added bonus, we created a Chocolate Fiber Chia Pudding using our Chocolate Flavored Fiber for Kids!
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Chocolate Fiber Chia Pudding
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup non dairy milk
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 tbsp Chocolate Flavored Fiber for Kids
- 1/2 tbsp Organic Maple Syrup
- Add in the chia seeds and non-dairy milk into a jar. Mix together.
- Add in the vanilla extract, cocoa powder, fiber powder, and maple syrup into the jar with the chia seeds. Whisk together until combined.
- Let the chia pudding chill in the fridge overnight to thicken.
- Serve the next morning or as dessert. Top with chocolate shavings and strawberries or with toppings of your choice.