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Why Is My Toddler Suddenly Constipated?

The first sign of constipation in toddlers is pain while moving the bowels. This pain is caused by stools that are either too large or too hard to pass out effortlessly. Hard stools don‘t have to be large to cause pain.

After experiencing pain, children commonly suppress and withhold stools, which is usually self-evident from observing their behavior. In turn, withheld stools dry out and harden up, making the next bowel movement even more painful. All other causes of a toddler‘s constipation are derivative from the moment of experiencing that first pain.

Constipation in children – what is abnormal?

Mad Toddler

Usually constipation is not a serious problem for children and it’s quote common. When no particular disease or illness is the cause of the constipation, then it is just an episode caused probably by the last dinner. But lets see what is abnormal? When should a parent be concerned?