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My toddler seems to be having trouble with digestion. What could be causing this and what can I do to help?

Hi everyone,

I am a first-time mom and my toddler has been experiencing some trouble with digestion lately. He seems to be having trouble passing stools and often complains of stomach pain. I'm not sure what could be causing this and I'm really worried about him.

We've been to the pediatrician and they've suggested some dietary changes, but it doesn't seem to be helping much. I'm wondering if there are any other potential causes for his digestive issues and if there's anything else I can do to help him feel better.

Any advice or personal experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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I can understand your concern, as I was also in your shoes not too long ago. My son experienced a digestive issue, and it was a tough time for both of us. After seeking advice from our pediatrician and trying some changes in his diet, we still had no hope.

We later discovered that the problem could be the lack of exercise. Toddlers are full of energy, but sometimes they might not be active enough, which affects their digestive system. My son loves to stay indoors all day, so we decided to take him to the park to play with other kids, running around and having fun.

After a few days, his digestive issue cleared. We believe that the exercise helped his digestive system to function correctly. So, my suggestion would be to try taking your child for a run, engage in outdoor activities or even, set aside some indoor games to encourage cardio exercises.

In conclusion, exercise can be an easy fix to your toddler's digestive issue. I hope this helps, and I wish you and your child all the best.


Hi there,

I can understand your concern as I too had a similar experience with my child. When my daughter was a toddler, she had a hard time passing stools and often complained of stomach pain as well. We tried changing her diet and giving her more water but nothing seemed to help.

After conducting some research, we found out that it could be due to a food intolerance or allergy. We decided to try eliminating certain foods from her diet and keeping a food diary to track any reactions. It turned out that she was allergic to dairy and it was causing her digestive issues.

Once we eliminated dairy from her diet, her digestion improved significantly. So, my suggestion would be to try and identify any potential food allergies or intolerances that your child may have. This could be done by keeping a food diary and eliminating certain foods from their diet for a period of time.

I hope this helps and wish you the best of luck in finding a resolution for your child's digestive issues.


Hello everyone,

I can completely understand the worry that comes with having a toddler with digestive issues. My daughter also experienced similar problems when she was a toddler. She often complained about stomach pains, would refuse to eat and had trouble passing stools. It was a tough time for both her and me.

After trying changes to her diet without success, we decided to look into hydration. With a little research, we found out that staying hydrated is crucial for proper digestion. Most toddlers love sugary, carbonated drinks, which can dehydrate them, consequently causing digestive problems.

So, we made a concerted effort to eliminate sugary drinks from her diet and replaced them with more water and fruit juice which we dilute to make it less sweet. We also let her eat fruits and vegetables with high water content like watermelon, cucumber, and berries. Within a few days, we noticed a significant improvement in her digestion, and she was less irritable.

If you're experiencing a similar situation, I'd advise you to promote hydration in your toddler's diet. You can make drinking water more fun by using colourful straws or playing games such as who can drink the most water. By doing this, their digestive health will improve, and they will feel so much better.


Hi there,

I understand your worry about your toddler's digestive issue. My son also faced a similar problem, and it was a struggle for the whole family. With my experience, my son's digestive issue started when he switched from formula to solid food. Stools became harder, and it was difficult for him to pass through his intestine.

We brought our concerns to the doctor, but they didn't find anything that could cause the digestion problem. After lots of Google searches and researching, we found out that the solution to my son's digestion issues was through probiotics. We went for a probiotic supplement, and it worked wonders for his digestion.

It took a week for the probiotic supplement to take effect, but we noticed that his stools became softer, and he didn't complain about stomach pain anymore. It was also helpful for his overall gut health. As a precaution, we maintained his healthy diet regularly.

In summary, it might be worth considering introducing probiotics into your child's diet. However, it is always important to consult your doctor first before trying any new supplements. I hope this information helps, and I wish you the best of luck!

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