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Prunes - in what format do you give them to a constipated baby?

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iwouldgoouttonight Fri 28-Sep-07 20:51:29

I've given DS dried prunes in a packet but it made no difference, still problems pooing. Do I need to get tinned ones and puree them and just give them to him? Have looked for prune juice but it wasn't anywhere amongst the juices in Sainsbury's. Do they come in any other format?

geekgirl Fri 28-Sep-07 20:53:11

puree the tinned ones, or buy the baby organix jar

the juice is with the more 'exotic' juices like carrot and tomato, in a glass bottle

TheBlonde Fri 28-Sep-07 20:54:40

syrup of figs instead?

castille Fri 28-Sep-07 20:55:44

You can cook a few packet prunes in water and puree them. The taste can be quite strong though so if your DS doesn't like it mix with a bit of pureed apple

shrooms Sat 29-Sep-07 11:14:47

Giving fried prunes will probo make him more constipated because his little system won't be able to handle the concentrated fibre. It needs lits of liquid with it. So a runny puree would work better.

Lovage Sun 30-Sep-07 20:44:41

I often puree them roughly and then serve them stirred into an equal quantity of yoghurt - makes them runnier and I figure the yoghurt is good for the digestion as well

J5 Sun 30-Sep-07 20:46:24

i used syrup of figs too.

oooggs Sun 30-Sep-07 20:47:50

how old is ds? I gave ds1 tinned prune juice diluted with water when he was very young and it worked. Fresh orange juice diluted works too.

cluelessnchaos Sun 30-Sep-07 20:48:02

I used to boil them up, and whizz them down with the hand blender and stir into morning porridge, with explosive consequences, or boil and reatin the water and give as a drink

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