Constipation in Children Symptoms, Causes, Remedies & Cure, Home remedies for constipation in kids, constipation in kids, relief from constipation

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What is Constipation in children?

Constipation is a very common problem in children. A baby is said to be constipated when the baby has fewer than three bowel movements in a week. Constipation has no particular disease or illness, which is called idiopathic constipation. Constipation must be recognized early to prevent it from becoming a long-term (chronic) problem.


Causes of constipation in children

The most common cause for constipation in a child is a willful avoidance of the toilet for various reasons. Changes in diet affect bowel habits. Any intense changes in a child-such as illnesses causing fever, becoming bedridden, eating less, or dehydration may decrease the frequency of stools or may harden stools. Other main reasons for constipation in children are :

  • Faulty dietary habits and lifestyle is the major cause of constipation.

  • In young babies of 1-2 years, constipation is due to the lack of appetite and weak digestive fire.

  • Constipation is also caused by other anatomical abnormalities, it corrects by surgeries.

  • Physiologically constipation may occur by a lack of food intake, fasting or anorexia, lack of water content and fat in the food, etc.

  • Also, physical work and plays are the most important part of the childhood phase, it is a must to playing child according to the age, it increases appetite, correct digestion, and remove constipation.


  • Symptoms of constipation in children

  • Stomachache.


  • Bloating.


  • Nausea.


  • Loss of appetite.


  • General crankiness.


  • Crying or screaming during bowel movements.


  • Home remedies for constipation in children

  • Give the child at least 1 cup of fruit juice such as apple, pear or prune a day.


  • Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into a cup of warm water. Drink or sip the water completely.


  • The child should be given grape (angoor) juice with Jaggery (guda).


  • Take coriander seeds with elaichi in water, boil it until the water remains half. It is consumed by the children the whole day (warm). It relieves constipation.


  • Include fruit like papaya, banana, mango, and other fibery fruits that are useful in constipation in your child's diet (but banana with curd and buttermilk is must be avoided).


  • Take harade or harad powder (Terminalia chebula), roast in ghee, give it to the children with warm water at night also helps in dealing with constipation.


  • Dry fruits like fig, dates, and apricots also help in digestion and also in constipation.


  • In dietary habits, including fibrous food, chapati, or roti using coarse flour, and also once in a day make traditional sweets which are made from ghee are useful in constipation.


  • Avoid taking bakery items and sweets made out of milk, which contain preservatives is advisable.


  • Triphala churna is taken according to the age and as per the requirement of the body is advisable.


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