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2 Year Old Tummy Ache

My 2 almost 3 year old son complains of a tummy ache alot. I think he may be constipated. He used to have a BM every day same time like clock work and now it is about every other day and it is harder then normal. He is still in diapers and refuses to go any where near a potty but I think it bothers him to poo in his diaper so he may be trying to hold it. He eats decent for a two year old- pb&j on wheat bread, apples, grapes, nutri-grain bars. He doesn't ever drink straight water no matter how long I keep water in his sippy cup so I do half water half juice and that's his normal beverage. Ive tried adding a little prune juice to it and he notices and refuses it. This started the week of thanksgiving. We have had tons of conversations with him about how he needs to poo to make his tummy feel better and how food gets stuck in his tummy if he doesn't. What do I try next? Any secrets to help little ones potty better?

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Went and got some miralax today so Im going to call the ped tomorrow and see how much to mix in with his drink. They actually told me to get miralax too if it gets too bad but never told me the dosage amount. Hopefully that will get him back to regular agian!! Thank you all for the advice! I will look into the vitamins and ect if he doesn't go back to normal bm's!!

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My daughter has had issues since about 6 monthes old with constipation. Her doctor recomended Miralax. It is now available over the counter and works well .It very gentle.

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My daughter has had issues since about 6 monthes old with constipation. Her doctor recomended Miralax. It is now available over the counter and works well .It very gentle.

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Our two year old granddaughter used to have such the same trouble, but she hasn't for almost a year. When she was two, they started giving her Vemma Next, which has a probiotic in it to help such issues. She has not had that trouble for over six months now. She will be three in February. This liquid formula is for ages two to 12. http://annnoble.vemma.com to read about it. Tastes so good they beg for it. They are told they have to eat first.

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I give both my 2 and 4 year old Pedia-Lax Fiber Gummies by Fleet with their normal vitamins and it just gives them extra fiber that they need and it helps keep them both with regular BM's. I get it at Target and sometimes it is hard to find, just ask at the pharmacy.

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Miralax works like a charm! Our son & daughter both developed problems with severe constipation & this was like a miracle to us. Our doctor recommended it & told us the right dosage. It has no taste, so you can mix it in any kind of drink. I even by the store brands at Wal-Mart or Target. Same exact ingredients & a fair amount cheaper. Good luck! :)

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My son who is now almost 5 years old was severely constipated after we transitioned from formula to whole milk. so the dr. told us about miralax. It works great. No taste, no color. He drank it no problem with 2% milk. Try that. Get the smallest bottle and give him the suggested dosage or ask the pharmacist what would be appropriate for his age. It may take a couple days to help but that's normal. After he starts using the bathroom easily you can wean him off of it slowly. It works easier for children who were not as severely constipated as my son. It took my son almost 2 years to get his bowels back to normal. He has been off of it for almost 2 years now and is still having regular bowel movements. Good Luck

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My son didn't initially like to go poop on the potty and would hold it as well. I would give him prunes to eat and he loved them. Dole has really good ones and I would give him 1 a day sometimes 2. I would also try cutting back on the amount of juice in his water slowly as well. I realize you are only using a half cup, but he is still getting a lot over the day if that is what he drinks every time. Personally I prefer natural solutions over medication. I would also look into a probiotic for him as well. I can suggest a really good one if you PM me.

I just know saw your question and wanted to add something. Try Simply Apple juice. It's in the refridgerated section at Target, Walmart, etc and it works great! My pediatrician told me about this when my DD was having problems. The dr drank it when she was pregnant and it kept everything moving. Hope he feels better!

Bribery....my 2.5 yo sits on the toilet trying to poop and he'll do it for a good 5-10 min if I let him. He knows that if it comes out I'll give him some skittles. He still wears diapers, but I am getting him prepared for potty training.

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