Singapore’s first and largest survey of its kind polled 1,000 Singaporean parents on their toddlers’ constipation woes. Over 1 in 2 experienced constipation ‘every few days’ [18%] or ‘every few weeks’ [34%].
Toddlers and their toilet habits are something that every parent stresses over. Especially for new mums and dads, what is normal when it comes to your little one’s pooping habits? You wonder if they will they ever be potty-trained. If this is you, do not panic because help is on the way. Here a few guidelines on dealing with child constipation.
It didn’t take too long for you to figure out their hungry cry from their tired and mad cries. And you know when they’re just fussing and when they mean business. The problem, though, lies in what to do to help them. You can tell they are uncomfortable, but why they are uncomfortable…well, that’s a job for Sherlock Holmes (or so you think). Read about the common baby ailments and how to comfort your crying baby.
A constipated baby would not only experience infrequent stool passing but may also pass hard stool as well. When this happens, your baby would be in pain, irritable and very uncomfortable. New parents, oftentimes, immediately take their babies to the paediatrician. But did you know that infant constipation could be cured at home without any need for medicines of any sort?