How do I relieve my Baby’s Constipation?

If you’re concerned that your baby may be constipated, look out for these helpful tips to give her some relief.

Feed her foods that are high in fiber. A diet high in fiber is the mainstay of managing constipation. Be careful though: Young children don’t digest fiber the same way adults do; too much may cause bloating, gas, or diarrhea. In order to unclog your baby’s system, prunes work wonders. Other naturally fiber-friendly foods include pears, peaches, apricots, plums, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and oat/barley baby cereal mixed with prune, pear, or apricot.

Make sure that she’s drinking plenty of water. Don’t forget to keep your baby hydrated. The constipation problem could be as simple as flushing out your baby’s pipes.

Keep her active. If she’s mobile, she’s already pretty active. But, if she’s not crawling or walking yet, ask your healthcare provider if there are any massage techniques that you can do with your baby (like cycling their legs) to help exercise the limbs and get the insides moving smoothly again.