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Understanding Constipation in Children with Down Syndrome

Constipation is a common ailment that affects 25-30% of young children and toddlers. It is the cause of nearly 8% of pediatric outpatient visits and 25% of referrals to gastroenterology specialists. Children with Down syndrome face unique challenges when it comes to constipation and it’s important to be aware of what to look for and…
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Home Remedies for Children's Constipation - Docusol Kids

Home Remedies for Constipation in Kids

When children are reluctant to go to the bathroom, hold their belly like it hurts, are having soiling accidents and/or bedwetting, among other signs, it is possible constipation is the cause. Constipation can afflict people of all ages, but children may not always have the language to explain how they are feeling. It’s important for…
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Children's Constipation caused by Overeating During the Holidays

Avoid Constipation From Overeating During the Holidays

The holidays are a festive time of year that typically involve eating more than usual. While it’s fun to enjoy all of the goodies the holiday season has to offer, overeating can have adverse effects on our bodies, especially for our children. Overeating can cause constipation, particularly during the holidays when kids are consuming more…
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The Best Way to Get Your Kids & Their Bowels Moving!

It is time to wiggle and giggle your way into staying active with your kids! How can you do it? By dancing, of course! Kids of all ages love to burn energy through song and dance. It doesn’t take much more than putting on their favorite music to get them on their feet and having…
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20 Ways to Stay Active with Kids During Coronavirus Quarantine

Many parents are struggling to come up with new ways to keep their kids engaged and entertained during quarantine. Screen time is up across the board and children are more sedentary than usual. They are likely bored, frustrated, and bursting with energy, all while you try to keep up with parenting, working, chores, and everyday…
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Ways to Help Kids Deal with Common Stressful Situations

Adults have busy, often stressful lives, and we can overlook that our children experience stress and anxiety too. Common stressful situations for kids include starting a new school, being overwhelmed by homework, feeling pressure to succeed in extracurriculars, experiencing trouble in their social circles, changes in routine, and facing challenges at home. To promote healthy…
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constipation and urinary tract infections

Constipation and Urinary Tract Infections in Kids

It’s heartbreaking when your child is suffering from constipation, but it’s even worse when constipation is accompanied by a urinary tract infection (UTI). Parents want to do everything they can to make their child feel more comfortable, as both UTIs and constipation cause uncomfortable – even painful – symptoms. The Correlation Between Constipation and UTIs…
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Signs that Your Child is Constipated

When your child isn’t feeling well and you can’t figure out exactly why, consider constipation as a possible cause. It may not be the first thing parents think of, but constipation causes a myriad of symptoms that affect a child’s physical and mental health. Sometimes it is obvious that your kid is constipated: straining when…
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Pooping Anxiety and Stool Withholding in Children

Potty training is a big step for both children and parents. The reward of successful potty training is more independence and autonomy for kids and parents, but it can be a stressful journey. In the process of potty training, kids can begin to withhold stool and resist having a bowel movement, even when they are…
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Potty Training Your Child to Build Healthy Habits

It’s a time all parents long for, and also sort of dread: potty training. Learning to use a toilet is an exciting (and somewhat stressful) time for both parents and kids. The ability to use the ‘big kid’ toilet builds confidence and independence in kids, and parents no longer have the expense of diapers and…
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