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Top Home Remedies for Constipation in Babies

Constipation is common in children. Constipation is an irritating and painful condition, not only for the adults, but also for children. A constipated child can have bowel problems, hard and dry stool and large stools. Constipation can cause due to many reasons such as early toilet training or not having enough intake of liquid. It can also happen due to changes in diet that given to children and the diet doesn’t contain enough water and fibers.

A simple definition of constipation is the comparison of normal stool with the consistency of constipated stool. Constipation can temporary or chronic, any illness persisting for a long time. Try the following top home remedies for constipation in babies. They will surely help your baby to get relief from constipation.


  • Large, hard and long stools
  • Abdominal pain
  • Severe vomiting
  • Blood on the outer layer of stool


  • Poor diet habits
  • Dehydration
  • Severe vomiting
  • Too much dairy products
  • Dietary change
  • Rice cereal

What should we Avoid in diet?

Fried food like fries

Excess milk intake

Milk products like cheese, custard etc

What should we give to a constipated child?

Give your child fibers and fluids, fluids help stool to move easily from intestines. Develop a habit of regular meal and exercise. Develop a habit of your child to make simple dietary changes.

Here are some high fiber foods that will help you to ease the pain of your little one. Increase their water intake. At least give 4-5 glass water a day to your constipated toddlers or kid. Give theses food to your children to deal with their constipation.

Fruit juices

  • Prune juice
  • Apple juice
  • Peach juice

High fiber food

  • Banana
  • Peaches
  • Pear
  • Plum
  • Apricot
  • Prunes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Peas
  • Broccoli

Top Home Remedies for Constipation in Babies

If your baby is not enough elder to take the solid give them fiber food in the form of purees like broccoli puree, carrot puree, peas puree, banana puree. If your newborn baby is facing the constipation problem, you can use the following home remedies to ease them.

Tummy Massage

Massage the tummy of your child with the help of your fingers. It will eradicate, destroy all the tension out of your baby’s tummy in a clockwise direction. See the step by step baby massage by clicking on the link.

Brown Sugar Solution

Mix ½ teaspoon of brown sugar in an ounce of boiled cold water and give this solution to your baby thrice a day before feeding him/her food, until his/her stool softens.

Warm Bath

Utilize warm water for your baby’s bath, warm water relaxes the muscles of the stomach. While drying her/his body give a gentle massage with the help of your fingers.

Desi ghee

Add 1 teaspoon of and desi ghee in one ounce of lukewarm milk. It will help in releasing constipation.

Honey milk

Add 2-3 teaspoon of honey in the milk and give this milk to your kid on an empty stomach in the morning. It will helpful to deal with constipation.

Castor/almond oil

Add 5-6 drops of castor/almond oil in one ounce loop warm milk and give it your child. It will help the child to pass stool easily.

Olive oil

Pure olive oil is helpful in relieving the constipation of your baby. Take 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the morning just before you eat anything else. You can also mix it with a little bit lemon juice if you like to lighten the flavor.

Lemon water

Squeeze the juice of fresh lemon water in one cup of warm water and give it your child. It is very useful for constipation.


Don’t panic about your baby constipation. Give him/her good diet with a proper diet routine. Always take care of your baby hygiene. If you feel a single sign of constipation, don’t hesitate to use the above home remedies.

Diet plan for constipated Babies

Click here to see the detail diet plan for the constipated babies.

 Fiber Quantity in Food

Try these top home remedies for constipation in babies and feel free to ask any question in the comments.

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