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NDP NEEDS YOUR HELP ! Natural laxatives for my 2y 5m DD ?
DD is writhing in pain and crying shouting 'my bum hurts, i need a poo-poo'. She doesn't normally have trouble with poos, so I assume she's constipated. We're encouraging her to drink but really she needs to get the poo out ! We've given her a warm bath and a tummy massage to no avail. What natural laxatives are available and safe to use on a 2.5 year old ?
Have you tried fresh fruit juice and lot's of it?! The other thing to try is when you rub her tummy, pull her legs up into her chest when she's lying on the floor. It's a technique used in baby massage for wind so it might work.
Good luck, Hope she feels better soon.
I used to buy tins of prunes, de seed them bung them in the food processor and mix a T spoon in his brecky. Cheap, disgusting a bit faffy but freezes well. You can freeze in ice cube trays and they last for donkeys. Cant be detected in food either so you can mix in just about any thing. HTHx
Well we went for our walk, via the pharmacy. The Pharmacist told us tht she wouldn't recommend lactulose or other over-the-counter laxatives until DD had been 'blocked' for 48 hours.
I took all the advice re fruit juices etc and she drank a pint of apple juice and ate 3 boxes of raisins and a big plate of beans on wholemeal toast. The good news is that it seems to have worked . DD has been able to relieve herself a bit and seems much more comfortable.