Constipation in Babies

Constipation is a common problem in babies, toddlers and children of all ages. It can be caused by dehydration, changes in diet or not enough fibre if your baby is eating solid foods. For many babies, there is no specific or worrying underlying cause and usually constipation settles down with hydration and dietary changes. It can be painful for them which is naturally worrying for parents. It can be difficult to know how to help a constipated baby.

Fortunately, there are many ways you can treat constipation at home and relieve some of the symptoms for your baby to get them back on track.

A little girl potty training with her stuffed toy

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