Constipation and soiling is quite common in children, 27.9% of 9½ year old’s suffer with constipation.

 

There are many causes of constipation

  • Lack of toilet routine
  • To busy to go
  • Limited diet and poor fluid intake
  • Fear of going to the toilet
  • A painful poo, which can cause them to be reluctant to have another poo, and they  ‘hold on’ to their poo

 

Best time for a poo.

Encourage your child to sit on the toilet 20 to 30 minutes after eating, as well as when they have the urge to have a poo.