There’s nothing sadder than seeing your little one in pain looking at you with desperate eyes because his little poop is too hard to come out… The problem is, I never manage to remember what to give or what to avoid when my toddler is constipated. So like many parents I guess, I ask Google about it then check out different websites (at least 4 or 5) to get a clear idea and enough options.
So after a tedious research, here are the best tips I selected to cure children constipation. By the way, it also works for adults.
Go for more fiber:
- 1 – wholegrain pasta
- 2 – brown rice
- 3 – wholegrain bread
- 4 – lentils
- 5 – beans
- 6 – dried nuts
- 7 – oatmeal
Fruits that starts with a P:
- 8 – pear
- 9 – peach
- 10 – plum
- 11 – prune
Vegetables that helps:
- 12 – carrot (must be raw or it will lose the fiber)
- 13 – broccoli
- 14 – avocado
- 15 – sweet potato
And here is the main food that you might consider healthy but you NEED TO AVOID when constipated:
- cooked apple
Last tip: To drink lots of water. You can never go wrong with that one because it works for both constipation and diarrhoea. ALWAYS drink plenty of water.
Obviously I’m writing this post because my toddler is inspiring me for the last two days. After looking at the list of ingredients now you must thinking “OK good but how to make a proper meal out of these ingredients?” and that’s a good question I’m asking myself right now because basically, I have to avoid his favourite foods, especially cheese!
I think today I’ll go for wholegrain spaghetti with creamy lentils and – because I feel adventurous, haha – I’ll try to make him eat some raw grated carrots with a drizzle of olive oil.
Let me know in a comment what are your best tricks to fight against your child constipation. xxx
Update: after almost 3 difficult days, everything is coming back to normal. He never ate the creamy lentils and had only one spoonful of grated carrots, obviously, but giving him wholegrain pasta and cutting on cheese, banana and food made of refined white flour surely helped.