Poop Hurts

Friday, September 28, 2018

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Pedia-Lax®. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

Let's have an honest conversation today. Like, a real heart to heart - from one mom to another. I want to talk about something that you deal with on a daily basis. Something that is part of your daily routine that you no longer blink twice at the thought of it.

Today we are going to talk about all things poop.

See, I knew you wouldn't even flinch. Seriously though, nothing is worse than when your child can't poop. It's a pain you want to fix but one that a bandage and a kiss won't solve. Both of my girls have dealt with severe constipation. My youngest, however, seems to deal with this issue at least twice a month - if not more. While I'm not a medical professional, I do have a few tips that have been helpful for my family to prevent constipation as well as tips that help ease the pain when it hits home.

1. Up the Fiber Intake

Making sure your kiddo has enough fiber may help keep the constipation at bay. Both of my girls take a daily fiber supplement in the morning and we have found it makes a huge difference. I also stock up on the fiber bars that they both love which are perfect for snacks.

2. Limit Dairy

This is a hard one because my girls LOVE their milk, but I haven't had to cut it out of their diet completely. However I do limit the amount of yogurt, milk or cheese they consume each day. I find that the more they consume, the easier they get constipated so I am mindful about their dairy choices.

3. Pedia-Lax® Chewable Tablets

When constipation hits, it may be two or three days until Remy poops and clearly my poor girl is in pain. I started using Pedia-Lax® Chewable Tablets because they are formulated for kids ages 2-11, come in a tasty watermelon flavor and provide quick relief (within 30 minutes) and can last up to 6 hours. Plus they offer gentle relief without the painful cramping sometimes associated with laxatives. Pedia-Lax® is the only pediatric brand offering a full line of laxative products that are fast, safe and specifically made just for kids to help support digestive health and ease constipation. All Pedia-Lax® products are available in a variety of forms to meet a child’s specific needs, which helps ease my mind.

Constipation is no fun for your kiddo or for you! Taking steps to prevent it before it happens can make things easier on everyone. But when it does happen, it's reassuring to know that there are products out there specifically made for children.

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Do you deal with constipation with your children? What do you do to prevent it from happening or ease the pain?

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