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Tips to Avoid Constipation in Your Children

Shikha Garg
3 to 7 years

Created by Shikha Garg
Updated on Nov 07, 2016

Tips to Avoid Constipation in Your Children

Constipation leads to numerous health problems and some of the common ones your child might face is gas troubles and colic. Here, I am sharing few home remedies that have been tried and tested by me and have also been passed through elders to relieve your child of constipation.

Home Remedies to Avoid Constipation in Your Child

1. Jaggery: Jaggery is an age-old remedy to avoid constipation. It is believed that jaggery or gud as we all know it, activates the digestive system and thus Jaggery activates the digestive enzymes in the body, promotes bowel movements and thus helps prevent and relieve constipation.

2.  Sweetened Water: Water is good way to relieve constipation. You may give 1/2 cup RO Water + 1tsp sugar solution.

3. Avoid fried food: If your child is constipated then avoid giving your child fried foods or even spicy food.

4. Say no to biscuits: Biscuits and namkeen with their high maida content also aid in constipation so avoid them at any cost.

5. Increase liquid intake: Water is good during constipation and so is any other liquid like soups and juices. So say yes to veggies with high water content like carrots, tomatoes among others.

6. Soaked raisins: You may also give overnight soaked raisins to relieve constipation in your child. However, ensure that you give it in moderate quantity.

7. Honey to ease constipation: Honey has laxative properties and you may give 1 tsp honey twice a day during constipation.

8. Seasonal fruits: Seasonal fruits also help in relieving constipation. So try and give fruits like apple, grapes, oranges and pear. You may also give boiled Rajma, boiled Black Gram Dal, boiled lobhia, Paneer chopped into small cubes, boiled potato, Suji kheer, milk daliya, rice kheer etc. Avoid giving guava in constipation, as it is difficult to digest and may create problems for your child.

Constipation leads to crankiness in your child. So ensure that she drinks ample enough of water. These are some of the home remedies I found work well 

Constipation leads to numerous health problems and some of the common ones your child might face is gas troubles and colic. Here, I am sharing few home remedies that have been tried and tested by me and have also been passed through elders to relieve your child of constipation.

1. Jaggery: Jaggery is an age-old remedy to avoid constipation. It is believed that jaggery or gud as we all know it, activates the digestive system and thus Jaggery activates the digestive enzymes in the body, promotes bowel movements and thus helps prevent and relieve constipation.

2.  Sweetened Water: Water is good way to relieve constipation. You may give 1/2 cup RO Water + 1tsp sugar solution.

3. Avoid fried food: If your child is constipated then avoid giving your child fried foods or even spicy food.

4. Say no to biscuits: Biscuits and namkeen with their high maida content also aid in constipation so avoid them at any cost.

5. Increase liquid intake: Water is good during constipation and so is any other liquid like soups and juices. So say yes to veggies with high water content like carrots, tomatoes among others.

6. Soaked raisins: You may also give overnight soaked raisins to relieve constipation in your child. However, ensure that you give it in moderate quantity.

7. Honey to ease constipation: Honey has laxative properties and you may give 1 tsp honey twice a day during constipation.

8. Seasonal fruits: Seasonal fruits also help in relieving constipation. So try and give fruits like apple, grapes, oranges and pear. You may also give boiled Rajma, boiled Black Gram Dal, boiled lobhia, Paneer chopped into small cubes, boiled potato, Suji kheer, milk daliya, rice kheer etc. Avoid giving guava in constipation, as it is difficult to digest and may create problems for your child.

Constipation leads to crankiness in your child. So ensure that she drinks ample enough of water. These are some of the home remedies I found work well with children with constipation. Please do share your tips and feedback.

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| Feb 19, 2018

how to add Jaggery in 3 yr old child's diet for constipation? plz give recipe ideas

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| Dec 28, 2017

thank you so much

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| Dec 28, 2017

thank you so much

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| Dec 25, 2017

Can any of these remedies be given for 3 month old baby? breastfeeding baby of 3 month didn't pass stoll since more than a week

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| Dec 25, 2017

Can any of these remedies be given for 3 month old baby? breastfeeding baby of 3 month didn't pass stoll since more than a week

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| Dec 25, 2017

Can any of these remedies be given for 3 month old baby? breastfeeding baby of 3 month didn't pass stoll since more than a week

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| Dec 25, 2017

Can any of these remedies be given for 3 month old baby? breastfeeding baby of 3 month didn't pass stoll since more than a week

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| Aug 31, 2017

hello all.. my baby is 9 months old and suffers from constipation.. iron supplement given by doctor worsens his constipation.. what can i do to relieve his constipation??

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| Aug 29, 2017

Hii. .mera beta 2saal 6 months ka h.. wo bahut active h bt uski height or weight nhi badh rha h,, uska weight 10 kg h... or din me 4 baar motion pass krta h.

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| Aug 19, 2017

give two bananas daily.... if ur child eats only one banana then give two half bananas... in cold weather give elaichi bananas... proven solution of regular constipation... but yes chronic problem may need medicines... also give green Dal.. soak and grind and make into cheela... or any other way.. give all veggie soup... pressure cooker beetroot carrot tomato potato cucumber/bottle gourd beans spinach coriander etc and grind... add butter salt Nd black salt... lemon juice and give.. do not. strain .

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| Jul 03, 2017

yes i give seasonal fruits. papaya regularly helps in constipation.

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| Jun 25, 2017

eating banana too helps in constipation

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| Jun 25, 2017

thank you so much

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| May 29, 2017

thanx so much

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| May 29, 2017

This is really helpful. Thank you so much.

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| May 29, 2017

thank u sooo much its really very helpful

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| Mar 13, 2017

I mean Prunes

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| Mar 13, 2017

Dates and Prunex also helpnand ofcourse moong dal khichdi with unripe papaya cooked in some desi ghee.

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| Feb 25, 2017

most welcome dear

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| Feb 25, 2017

@ shikha, yes I know dalchini stick. I try this today only. thakyou so much shikha

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| Feb 25, 2017

@ Divya , Whatever you are giving to the little one is perfect. Another thing is you can give fruits to your child in the presence of sunshine during cold. And you can also give sweet lemon water any time in cold, that gives immunity to the child against cold . do you know dal chini stick? Cardamom and Sauf. till the time she has cold you can use dal chini stick . while boiling Milk put very small piece of it and peeple stick for 4-5 days only. do it. I do it for my daughter during bad bad cold and it really works. Use cardamom and sauf in dishes accordingly. Both are good in constipation.

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| Feb 25, 2017

thank you shika, by baby diet is idly or chapathi for breakfast. rice with too dal or moong dal and curd rice and she prefers some vegetable s like cauliflower, carrot, potato this is for lunch . for snacks oats porridge or cornflakes or wheat rawa upma or homemade cerelac .for dinner soft rice with dal. she drinks 400ml milk per day and she eat fruits in between but not everyday because she is suffering from cold caught regularly so I can't give fruits daily. she drinks 700 to 900mp water per day.

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| Feb 25, 2017

Hi Divya, if she is still facing the same problem. Could you Plz tell me her diet chart? Another thing don't give milk more than 4 times. Give her "Himalayas Bonisan drops ". It is really good. This is my personal experience with Bonisan drops. Really satisfactory. And safe you can try for long. Side by side take care of water content.

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| Feb 25, 2017

my 22 months baby constipated from the age of 1 year to her till now she is suffering with constipation. I have tried all home remedies but no use finally I consulted my paediatriain he suggested me muout power for 3 months course . during the course she was very happy and her stool were very normal. I stopped the medicine after 3 months, after completion of course she was ok for only 30days again started same problem. what can i do now. please tell me

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| Feb 20, 2017

its gd information

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| Feb 20, 2017

One of my friends son had constipation which caused anal fissures thus leading to stomach infection. For children, constipation can be dangerous if not taken care of.

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| Feb 20, 2017

thank u for the information. very interesting.

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| Feb 20, 2017

To avoid constipation, Give fiber food & raw papaya is very helpfull..

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| Feb 15, 2017

It is a myth that eating guava creates prob in constipation, it just creates better situation and soothes ur stomach during constipation I myself had few at night during consti and at next day morning i felt relief as stomach was cleaned

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| Jan 03, 2017

Nice info.. n prunes do help 2 avoid constipation..

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| Dec 28, 2016

thanks.. nice suggestions

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| Dec 27, 2016

@ abhishek , yes, they support to guava in constipation. But as per the food science and Nutrition studies it is difficult to digest. And I have personally experienced that it creates trouble.

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| Dec 27, 2016

Thanks a lot Shikha for the information. Just a quick question - you mentioned Guava is difficult to digest hence should be avoided. But I heard completely opposite of what you suggested. My parents/grandparents have always forced us to eat as much as Guava as possible especially when we are constipated. There theory may be completely wrong. Any thoughts?

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| Dec 22, 2016

very good information ...

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| Dec 21, 2016

thanks fr sharing

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| Dec 21, 2016

thanks for sharing

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| Dec 14, 2016

thanks for sharing

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| Dec 11, 2016

thanks for sharing this

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| Dec 10, 2016

Thanx for useful information

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| Nov 29, 2016

thank u very useful

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| Nov 27, 2016

Good

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| Nov 15, 2016

thank you for sharing.

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| Nov 11, 2016

Thanks for useful tips

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| Nov 10, 2016

useful n informative home remedies thanku

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| Nov 09, 2016

thanks for sharing....

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| Nov 08, 2016

thanx for the information, very useful

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| Nov 08, 2016

Thank u for sharing.. Very useful tips

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| Nov 07, 2016

Handy and useful tips.

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| Nov 07, 2016

Good tips. as my child have constipation problem thanks for sharing

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| Nov 07, 2016

very nice suggestion ,thanks for sharing

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