This post has been sponsored by Pedia–Lax®. All thoughts and reviews are my own. Having kids brings all different kinds of things with it. Everything from the happiest memories down to the stuff you really would rather forget – like being sick. Being a mom of four kids has taught me so much about what to expect, but each kid is still different and so you always have to be prepared. That is why today I want to talk about ways to help treat constipation in kids.
One thing that seems tabu to talk about is tummy problems like being constipated. It is a very common problem, and you need to be prepared. Have you ever had your kids come out of the bathroom and tell you that it hurt when they tried to poop? Do they have stomach pains, bloating or other similar issues? It is likely constipation.
Many years ago, my oldest suffered from bowl retention. It was a long journey with a lot of trial and errors, but after only a year or two, she was able to overcome it. Great products like Pedia–Lax® helped a lot to soften her stools.
There are many reasons why your child may experience constipation like their diet, not enough water, exercise, or even allergies. Make sure you are proactive in helping them stay healthy. If by chance they start to have problems, I recommend these ways to help treat constipation in kids:
- Make sure they are drinking a lot of water
- Eat foods that are high in fiber
- Use Pedia–Lax® chewable tablets (stool softener)
- Have them move around and get their body digesting
- Give them enough toilet time – make sure they don’t feel rushed
- While going potty, make sure they are relaxed (reading a story or something similarly distracting helps a lot)
Once the problem goes away, don’t let them slip back into old habits. Make sure they continue to drink enough water, have enough fiber, and do plenty of exercises. Also be sure to keep a bottle of Pedia–Lax® (kids oral laxative) on hand in case they need it.
Information about Pedia-Lax®:
Sixty-five percent of parents (of children aged 2 – 11) admit to treating their children’s constipation with an adult laxative, but there have been reports of sides effects in children, like behavioral and speech issues, resulting from one of the main ingredients in adult laxatives. Therefore, pediatric specialist, Dr. Nina Shapiro, urges parents to choose treatment options that are specifically made for children, like Pedia-Lax®.
Pedia-Lax® is the only pediatric brand offering a full line of laxative products that are fast, safe and specifically made just for kids to help support digestive health and ease constipation. Pedia-Lax® products are available in a variety of forms to meet a child’s specific needs.
Pedia-Lax® Chewable Tablets are formulated for kids ages 2-11, come in a tasty watermelon flavor and provide quick relief (within 30 minutes) and last up to 6 hours. They offer a gentle relief without the painful cramping sometimes associated with laxatives.
We want you to be prepared like we are, so we are hosting a giveaway thanks to Pedia–Lax®. One lucky reader will win a $25 Visa Gift Card as well as a sample of Pedia–Lax® to try with their kids. Entering is easy, just wait for the Rafflecoptor to load below and enter for your chance to win! This is open to US. Must be 18 or older. Sweepstakes will run from 10/1/18 through 10/8/18.
This contest is not endorsed or sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google or any other social media. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. The winner will be contacted via email. The winner is responsible for contacting me within 24 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. Prize is provided by Pedia-Lax®. Lovebugs & Postcards and Daddy by Day are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Good Luck!