Constipation in Children Directory
When in comes to child constipation the rule of thumb is not how often your child has a bowel movement, but whether the stool is easy or difficult to pass. Not every child will have a bowel movement every day, but stool should not be hard or painful. Common causes of constipation include dietary changes, routine changes, medications, not drinking enough fluids, and more. Treating constipation may only require drinking more fluids, drinking juices, or following a special diet, but if problems persist, you should see your child's doctor. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how child constipation is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
Constipation, Age 12 and Older-Home Treatment
Constipation can usually be treated effectively at home.
Constipation, Age 11 and Younger-Preparing For Your Appointment
A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat your child's Constipation problems.
Constipation, Age 12 and Older-Preparing For Your Appointment
A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Constipation in Children Aged 12 and Older.
Constipation, Age 11 and Younger-Prevention
A nonconstipating diet is the best way to prevent constipation. If constipation develops, a nonconstipating diet will help restore normal bowel movements.
Fiber and Digestion Problems
Whether you have diarrhea or constipation, fiber can help regulate digestive system.
Improve Your Gut Health With Fiber
Find out how fiber can help your digestion: It’s much more than keeping you regular.
The Truth About Baby Poop: Colored Stool and Diarrhea in Infants
Find out what color changes, diarrhea, and frequency of baby poop may say about your baby's health.
Chronic Constipation: Facts vs. Myths
Chronic constipation is a common problem that can often be relieved by following a multifaceted lifestyle approach to treatment.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Myths and Facts About Constipation
Constipated? See why you may be having problems with your bowel movements and whether fiber, water, and exercise can help with constipation.
Slideshow: 10 Common Symptoms in Infants and Young Toddlers
See signs of childhood illnesses, including fever, nausea, and constipation. Find common symptoms and home treatment for your baby and toddler.