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Monday, November 9, 2009

How to "Sneak" Extra Fiber Into Your Toddler's Diet

During potty training, it is not uncommon for toddlers to develop constipation or " stool withholding," to the point that it might be days between a bowel movements.  When this happens, it is very important for parents to try to add fiber to their child's diet.  A lot of children at this age are very picky eaters so it might be difficult to add a fiber is foods.  Instead, parents can sneak a bit of fiber into the diet by using commercially prepared products like Metamucil  or Benefiber.

One method is to add Metamucil (unflavored) in your child's milk or juice every morning.  It is odorless and tasteless so he likely will not know it is there.  A general rule of thumb is to use ½ of the recommended adult dose.  In addition, try to offer your child high fiber foods like prunes or apples if he will accept it.

If constipation persists for more than three or four days, consult your pediatrician.

Eight good resource for parents about childhood constipation is the book "Overcoming Childhood Bladder and Bowel Problems."  (See below.)

Post by Suzanne Riffel, author of "The Potty Boot Camp: Basic Training for Toddlers" - a new, fast, easy toilet training method that produces remarkable results.


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