There is nothing more painful than seeing our children crying with discomfort before they pass stool. With all their grit it just goes 2-3 times a week, pallet like poo and dry. It is so horrifying to see them suffer from constipation irritation and abdominal pain.
There are a number of awesome home remedies relieve constipation babies.
Certain research has reported the introduction of solid food, milk protein intolerance, mom’s breastfeeding, dairy products, and dehydration are the prime reasons that lead to constipation. But all these ingredients are vital for the baby’s development. You can check here, what are the best baby foods for infants.
Hence, here are few Natural home remedies that helped me cure my babies constipation irritation, which I later followed it with a proper diet.
Natural Home Remedies To Relieve Constipation In Babies
#1. Stomach Massage
Daily a gentle stomach massage in a clockwise position with two-three fingertips around the naval as well, in a spherical motion. It will eradicate any gastric and would push them out of constipation problem.
#2. Paddling Exercise
Lay the infant on his/her back. Hold both the legs in a ½ bent posture. Slowly start to paddle the baby leg (just like how babies/adult ride bicycle). This exercise loosens up their intestine.
If you feel Milk/breastfeeding is the troublemaker, then take ½ teaspoon of sugar in an ounce of purified room temperate water. Giving this to the infant 3 times a day before feeding formula food. (Brown sugar can be used after 10 months).
#4. Prune Juice
This is one of the best remedies for constipation problem for infants.
“Prepare Prune juice (Karutha Munthiri) and feed them through feeding bottle or glass.”
This method of baby constipation remedy can be given to new babies itself. Mixing 4 oz of breast milk with 1 oz of Prune juice can be given for 4+ months. Later, after 6 months, giving twice a day a tablespoon of prune juice with water/milk makes the bowel movements easier. “I had been giving to my baby from the child almost till his 12 months.”
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#5. Dark Corn Syrup
I tried giving at the 8th month just make some shifts with the usual diet. Morning and night giving 1 teaspoon of dark corn syrup along with 4 ounces of lukewarm water is a wonderful solution for infant constipation.
#6. Warm Shower
Warm shower for the baby with body massage would make the muscles relax, especially around the stomach area. It helps to relieve constipation.
#7. Water-Based Lubricant
If the infant potty goes into painful and dry then try water-based lubricant to the baby’s anus. It is a bit painful process as this would fear them up. This lubricates excretory the passage and reduces the discomfort.
Always clean over the baby’s anus with a white tissue each time you change the diaper.
This also helps them poop easily!
8. Castor Oil
It’s the most famous remedy used from generation to generation to relieve from constipation for kids. For infant between 6 months and 22 months, the method is same.
Dip a betel leaf stalk into the castor oil and then place it into the rectum of the baby.”
9. Black Raisins
Over the night soak five to six black raisins (karutha munthiri). Next day morning crush these raisins gently, after straining it, give this raisin liquid to the infant, this process help to regulate the bowel movement.
It is always advised to give enough water, liquid foods and fruits to avoid constipation not only babies, adults too.