How do I know if my child is constipated?
Bowel movement patterns in children may range from one to two stools a day to once very two to three days. This may be normal for your child as long as he or she is healthy and is passing stools without any discomfort or pain.
Some signs of constipation:
- Hard, dry stools
- Excess straining and/or pain during bowel movements
- Abdominal pain or cramping
- Excess gas