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.