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How to help constipation in 10 year old ds

(9 Posts)
saltedcaramelicious Thu 11-Dec-14 12:09:09

I don't think my ds is going for a poo every day, as twice now over the last couple of weeks he has done a poo so big it's got stuck in my mums toilet, and last night our toilet.
What can he eat/take to help him definitely go daily?

ilovepowerhoop Thu 11-Dec-14 14:21:03

my ds doesn't go every day but he has always been like that since he was a baby so it must be his natural rhythm. I don't regard him as being constipated just because he doesn't poo every day.

MuddhaOfSuburbia Thu 11-Dec-14 14:24:44

water works (for middle aged women at any rate)

tho I don't rate your chances of getting a ten year old boy to drink any

calamitySloeGin Thu 11-Dec-14 14:29:20


AngelCauliflower Fri 12-Dec-14 17:09:47

I have noticed my ds has difficultly when he eats white pasta and possibly white bread. He is fine when eating brown bread and brown pasta.

gordonpym Fri 12-Dec-14 20:20:00

We saw a gastroenterologist for DS2, who had suddenly started to soil himself. DS2 did a poo every day, sometimes, twice per day, so when asked the question if he was constipated I said no, and the doctor told me constipation has nothing to do with frequency, it's about emptying your bowel completely . So DS2 was in fact constipated, and his brother who has a poo every other day isn't.

DS2 was put on medication, but I also added kiwis to his diet and lots of water. Decrease dairy.

What does your DS eat?

berceuse Fri 12-Dec-14 20:23:27

DD has been on movicol for four years .. but we have been able to stop it recently because I have been buying locally pressed apple juice from an orchard a couple of miles away.

Now, I always knew this would work but I struggled to get her to drink it. Her new found love of it makes things very easy.

Purplecircle Fri 12-Dec-14 20:27:07

Grapes or dried fruit work for me

berceuse Sat 13-Dec-14 09:39:24

OP, worth bearing in mind that different things work for different people. DD has an epi pen for dairy so has never had that and usually eats 4 or 5 pieces of fruit a day, has dried apricots has a snack, plenty of veg too.

Her consultant tested for celiac because her tummy was so blocked - negative thankfully.

I think you will just have to try a few different things, I would try a decent breakfast cereal and a bit more fruit to begin with.

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