10 signs that your toddler may be constipated

10 signs that your toddler may be constipated

I’ll be publishing some lists to help you identify constipation and situations that might impact regularity and ways to avoid it in the first place!

One out of 20 visits to the pediatrician are related to constipation.

Your child might be constipated if they have:

  • fewer than three BMs per week (or change from the norm)
  • dry, hard stools
  • belly bloating, cramps, or stomachache,
  • nausea
  • not feeling hungry,
  • clenching teeth, turning red in the face, sweating,
  • crossing legs, squeezing buttocks together,
  • soiling between BMs
  • suddenly hiding in the corner of the room or being unusually silent,
  • general crankiness

Here are some resources for you:

  1. Yale Medicine
  2. Johns Hopkins Medicine
  3. Mayo Clinic
  4. WebMD
  5. Seattle Children’s

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice.  Please contact your child’s pediatrician for advice on specific conditions.  Every person is different and requires different approaches. This website and its content is not intended or recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professional regarding any medical questions or conditions.