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What should you know about toddler constipation?

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Toddlers are a finicky bunch. Their moods and whims can change on a dime. Even something as basic as going to the bathroom can get tricky. While some toddlers go to the bathroom every day like clockwork, other kids can go two, three, or even more days without having any bowel movements. Seeing an empty toilet day after day might worry some parents, but constipation in toddlers isn't usually a sign of any serious disease. Most often it's caused by a problem that's easy to solve, like diet or ignoring the urge to go.

From: Toddler Constipation WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians: "Constipation in Children." American Academy of Pediatrics: "Constipation."  St. Louis Children's Hospital: "Constipation." Children's Memorial Hospital. , September 2006.




Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

 

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on October 25, 2018

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians: "Constipation in Children." American Academy of Pediatrics: "Constipation."  St. Louis Children's Hospital: "Constipation." Children's Memorial Hospital. , September 2006.




Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

 

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on October 25, 2018

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