5 Tips for Relieving Baby Constipation

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Hi moms and dads! Melissa here sharing with you some constipation remedies for your baby and an exciting new giveaway on our site.  Constipation in babies can be painful and frustrating for your baby … and for you!  A fairly common problem for young babies, especially for those who are formula-fed or who are starting solids, constipation can be tricky and hard to get a handle on.  You might need to be flexible and try a few different remedies before finding the one that works for your baby.  The constipation treatments I’ve listed below really helped me in regulating my babies bowel movements, so take a look and give them a try.  Remember that with all medical issues facing your baby, your first stop is your pediatrician.

5 Tips for Relieving Baby Constipation

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  1. Keep your baby active: First off, one thing my doctor advised me was to keep my baby on the move as much as possible. If your baby is walking, have her walk; and if she’s still crawling or cruising, encourage her to do so as much as possible.  This type of light, normal everyday activity can be just the trick for getting a bowel movement started.
  2. Massages: My doctor also advised giving a baby massage.  You can do this by rubbing your baby’s belly gently, concentrating on the lower left side of her stomach.  If you feel a firmness or mass, gently apply pressure for a few minutes. The goal here is to naturally ease your baby’s bowel movement through her body.
  3. Switch up the diet: Constipation occurs fairly often when children are transitioning from a liquid to a solid-based diet. Rice is a popular first solid food for babies, but unfortunately can cause constipation as it does not provide much fiber.  Once your baby is old enough for a variety of solid foods, cut down on the more constipating foods like cooked carrots, rice, and bananas.  Substitute these with a few tablespoons of fiber-rich foods like apricots, pears, or pureed prunes. And try giving your baby a gentle tummy massage before feeding her these fiber-rich foods.  This really worked for me!
  4. Natural Products:  Sample products that are all-natural and safe for your baby, like Baby Move by Wellements Baby.Wellements-baby-move
    Baby Move formula, made with organic prune concentrate and prebiotics, naturally and safely softens your little one’s stool to help relieve baby constipation.  Packaged in a glass bottle that’s free of harmful plastics, this gentle formula is also free of laxatives, alcohol, paragons, gluten, soy, and artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.  In other words, you can trust this product to safely help your baby’s tummy.
    Wellements-gripe-water Oh, and if your baby suffers from other stomach-related issues like pain and gas associated with teething and colic, try Wellements Baby Gripe Water.  Pediatricians actually recommend exactly this type of gripe water for baby to alleviate your stomach discomfort safely and effectively.  Now you can find it in natural product that’s completely safe.  Love that!
  5. Ask your doctor: If the constipation persists and your baby stops eating, loses weight, or passes bloody stools, call your pediatrician right away.  Never give your baby a laxative or suppository without consulting a pediatrician first.  That’s a No No!

Each child’s “normal” bowel movements won’t be the same as their peers’.  Your baby’s “normal”  will depend on his age, diet, and how quickly he can digest food.  The tips are intended for babies who are having fewer bowel movements than usual or whose stool appears dry and uncomfortable to pass.

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Hope you have enjoyed these tips and that they can get your baby back to being regular in no time!  Thanks for reading, and see you soon!

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CloudMom received monetary compensation for this post.  The opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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  • Lisa

    Thanks for the opportunity. This is definitely an issue around these parts! High fiber diet for the kiddo lol

    • Thanks for reading, Lisa! Wishing you luck xo

  • shellypeterson

    These look like great all natural products to use for little ones!

    • Yes! I loved finding all natural, safe, and effective products for my little ones as babies 🙂

  • Elisabeth

    I love that their gripe water is organic!

  • Kay Saunders

    Looking over their sight made me giddy! Thanks for the chance to try before I buy!

    • So glad to hear it, Kay! Wishing you luck xo

  • Natalie

    These are great tips for any mom dealing with a baby who has an upset tummy!

  • karen

    great tips for new and old moms lol

  • Christina Hum

    I haven’t heard of this brand before but I love that they are natural and organic. These are great tips to keep in mind as we’ve started solids!

    • So glad you got to check them out, Christina! I love that too 🙂

  • Terri Irvin

    We have a new baby in our family (My daughter just had a baby) and the poor thing does get constipation. I never heard of this product before but I will check it out. It is very worrying when they are in pain from it.

    • It can be very tough to see them uncomfortable! So glad you got to check this product out, wishing you and your daughter the best of luck xo

  • Emily Endrizzi

    Great tips! I’ve dealt with this a few times.

  • Alona Young

    Gripe water was a godsend when we discovered how much it helped our colicky baby!

    • So glad to hear it! It’s the best when you find something that really works!

  • Jan

    Thank you for all the helpful baby tips 🙂

    • Thank you so much for reading!

  • Terri Ingham-Bollin

    Great tips ….thanks 🙂

  • Lisa Brown

    the products look good, thanks for the post

  • Casey Lynn

    thank u so much!! Wonderful tips!!

    • Thank you!! Glad you think they are helpful.

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    Interesting combination of prizes.

  • Sarah Hayes

    Ive never seen this brand before but it looks nice. id love to try the lotion

    • Thanks for checking it out, Sarah! Good luck xo

  • denise low

    Thank you for the tips. Good to know.

  • Amanda Lea

    Thanks for the tips and a chance to win!

  • Dana Matthews

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

  • Alexandria Schultz Harding

    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  • H T Boland

    We’re starting table food now and it’s definitely changed things a bit. Thanks for the tips – going to put them into practice 🙂

  • Pidgeon

    These are great tips for the new baby in our family!

    • Yay! Glad to hear it, congrats 🙂

  • Gina Ferrell

    Awesome 5 tips! Wellements products look like great products and would love to give them a try.

  • Noelle Carroll

    Thanks for the tips, I will be trying some. My 9 month old started supplementing with formula and has had the worst constipation!

    • I hope some of these will help, Noelle! Thanks for reading.

  • Jennifer Wright

    These are some great tips for relieving constipation in our babies!

  • Lisa Coomer Queen

    These are great tips. I am having a new grandbaby. I will relay this great information to my daughter. Thanks!

    • Awesome! Thanks so much for reading, Lisa! I appreciate it xo

  • Shay

    i am excited to find this company and their products

    • Great! Happy to be able to introduce them to you 🙂

  • natasha

    Great tips! We moms could always learn a thing or two. Thanks!

    • I agree! Always something new to learn 🙂

  • Em Mahr

    I’d love to try the gripe water – my little one suffers badly from gas pain.

    • So sorry to hear that! It can be so tough for us to watch as parents. I hope this can help!

  • Brandon Sparks

    These are very great tips to know. Thank you so very much…

  • Susan Smith

    Great tips for relieving constipation in babies.

  • amy deeter

    Such helpful tips.thanks so much for sharing with us

  • slehan

    Great tips for relieving constipation in babies.

    Thanks for the contest.

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  • Richard Hicks

    Some really helpful tips for new Moms

  • Thomas Murphy

    Thanks for the giveaway!