raw sugar in a bottle of water worked for my little man. put about half teaspoon in a bottle with boiling water to dissolve. top it up with water to the desired temp. i gave daniel 1 -2 bottles of this per day, and on the second day there was improvement, and third day was back to normal. its not nice when they have to strain to go. i've also heard of using prune juice and pear juice, but have never tried it.
Tania. WA, Daniel - 26/01/06... smile
Posted Saturday 20 May 11:40am
Hi Ashlee's Mummy,
Errol went 8 days without a BM.
I took him to the Doctor for a check up, as even though he is BF, i thought 8 days was starting to get a little long.
The Doc suggested microlax, because if he strained it could tear his little bottom.
The microlax (enema) was very easy to use and worked in 1 minute, so put their nappy straight back on.
I hope this helps. I just thought if you wanted something immediate rather than waiting for the sugar and water to work, this was a good option.
The other mummies have some good suggestions. Other alternatives I can think of is if you are breast feeding, eat some-thing like liquorice (if you like it that is) or prunes. I seem to find that DD reacted quickly to me eating some-thing like that. Another option is to do some tummy massage, apply pressure or move their legs like riding a bike (if that makes sense). Best of luck, its quite stressful for you and bubs when they get constipated.