Treating children with constipation
As children continue to grow and develop, their digestion can often fluctuate and occasionally lead to issues like constipation…a common complaint that you can help remedy.
Recognizing the signs of constipation
All children are different, and so are their patterns for going to the toilet. While some might pass stools three times a day, for others it’s only once every other day. If they’re unable to pass stools three or more times in a week, it may mean they’re constipated.
While you might look for a natural solution to ease your child’s tummy trouble, sometimes solving the problem quickly can help avoid unnecessary discomfort. Using an over-the-counter treatment like a micro-enema can be a fast and effective way to relieve constipation.
A gentle laxative
MICROLAX® is an easy-to-use micro-enema that can help you quickly get your children back into their natural rhythm by bringing constipation relief usually in as quickly as 5-20 minutes.
If your child’s symptoms of constipation continue after treatment, contact your doctor for advice. Prolonged use of laxatives greater than one week should be avoided unless a special schedule has been ordered by a doctor.
Make the most of nature’s laxatives
Making sure your children eat the right foods and stay hydrated is one way of preventing the issues caused by constipation. Foods that are packed with fibre and have a natural laxative effect, such as whole grains and fruits like plums and apricots, are great for helping keep little bowels moving.
Keep them active
Regular physical activity and movement is not only a great way to get your kids enjoying exercise from an early age, but it can also help prevent the discomfort of constipation.