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January 11th, 2011, 03:06 PM
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Does anyone know what I can do for him? I gave him a big glass of apple juice with dinner hoping it might help.. Starting tomorrow I'm going to make sure he increases his fluids, water, etc.. but He's been constipated all day, and I don't know what to give him....As I write this he's about crying on the toilet.. He's never been constipated like this before.

Anyone know what I can give him that safe?
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January 11th, 2011, 03:24 PM
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I would call either the pedi or the pharmacy and see what they would recommend. There are some child safe laxatives out there. Just only use them in a dire situation (like now).

Also, make sure to increase his fiber intake and limit his dairy. That is what we have to do for my daughter who has had similar issues in the past. We have never had to do the laxative route, but we have come close.

Poor little guy.
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January 11th, 2011, 03:25 PM
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I would ask the pedi - but I am pretty sure miralax is safe for kids. A friend of mine had to give it to her daughter.
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January 11th, 2011, 06:22 PM
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I am pretty sure I have seen a children's version of Miralax. GL That sounds miserable! Poor guy!
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January 11th, 2011, 07:51 PM
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Miralax has a kid version, my sister uses it on her 18 month old daily (with pedi's approval) Also Pedialax is a glycerin suppository that works, (SIL gave it to my 5yo niece) or an enema if it gets that bad. My other sister gave one to her 9yo less than a year ago. Apparently my family has issues with this.
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January 12th, 2011, 02:33 AM
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((hugs)) Poor little man
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January 12th, 2011, 05:07 AM
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Yep you can use Miralax. I've used it with Mason before.

Other than that does he like fruit? If so feed him a bunch of. When my dd gets like that I give her fruit with every meal and snacks and it always works the same day. She has things like strawberries, plums and peaches.
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January 12th, 2011, 07:18 PM
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Pears are a great one if he likes fruit.
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