What is a good stool softener for a 20 month old lately he’s been having trouble using the bathroom he cries because it hurts please help!!!
Grape or apple juice!
I feel like prune is the way to go
More fruit and water. Prunes, pears, etc. Less cheese and things like bananas. Don’t go to meds unless you have to. You don’t want them to become dependent on it.
My 22 month old had the same problem. Grape juice once a day. I also feed him fresh pears when he’s having a really rough time. Works awesome!
My two year old will hold it for a week until I found this thing called kids culturelle with fiber can be found in any store, but before that we would give constipation ease by mommy bliss with grape juice pure raw apple juice and even Karo syrup in his drinks,
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First is always making sure he is well hydrated. Almost clear urine in the diaper is goal! And multiple wet diapers! Pedialyte helps with their compliance with drinking the fluids.
Next, if it’s been a couple days, I’d try my “slick sauce” :D
My special “slick sauce” is warmed up prune juice with melted butter mixed in! You may have to use large syringes and aim to the very back corner of the cheek. Give quickly and try to stay aiming at the cheek. That way is easily pockets behind the tongue (can’t spit it out) and right near the esophagus, helping their bodies to know it’s time to swallow. You can blow in baby’s face and this automatically causes them to react with a swallow.
They also make individually wrapped prunes! So you can take them on the go! Give a prune and see if it helps, if not, try 2x per day. Then 3x per day. You can cut these into 4 small pieces and put them in a bowl with their favorite gummies and put them in front of the tv, so they aren’t looking as they reach and they think they are “special” gummies! Lol!
If this lasts more than a week or 2, I would call your pediatrician to see if baby can be seen and help brainstorm or do a scan if necessary.
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