5 Steps to Cure Constipation in Babies
One thing you’re going to have to get used to as a parent, is talking about poop. Since having a newborn, I’ve never had to spend so much of my day dedicated to poop. In my case it’s all been a bit stressful and I actually spend a significant amount of time waiting for poop to happen, because I’ve got a constipated baby. He has been constipated since he was 1 month old and now, he’s over 6 months old, started solid foods and is even worse. Constipation is a pain for parents and for little ones. At first, here is what we were told about constipation:
- Babies have an immature digestive system and all work differently.
- Don’t worry if your baby is different or a movement takes longer.
- Some go every day, but some go every 5 days.
- Expect different colour and texture every day.
- A hard stomach, or pain in the stomach when picked up.
- Dry or hard poop.
- Crying, irritability or other signs of pain.
- Very smelly poop.
- He’s on formula milk.
- He’s started solids.
- They’re dehydrated.
- There’s an underlying medical condition.