Constipation in children is very uncomfortable for the little ones, but is usually not dangerous. Constipation is not a disease, but a common symptom that can have many causes.
Does my child have constipation?
Just like in adults, children’s bowel movements are very individual; one child can go three times a day while another three times per week. Typical signs of constipation would be a reduction in stool frequency.
The signs of constipation can be varied. They could include hard stools, mild abdominal pain or slightly painful bowel movements which aren’t dangerous but very uncomfortable for your child.
If, however, your child is experiencing strong abdominal pain, pain during bowel movements, loss of appetite, a hard stomach or blood in the stool, you should immediately consult a doctor to rule out any serious diseases.