It is no fun when your young kids can’t poop. They are in pain, frustrated and don’t know why they are feeling so yucky. Although constipation is usually thought of as the absence of stools for a time, it’s more accurately defined as stools with a hard texture. It can be caused by a change in dietary habits, stress or earlier toilet training. The stools become hard and pebble like. Babies often have constipation when eating solids for the first time. If the child has a fever the stools may be harder than normal because the body absorbs fluid from wherever it can to compensate for the lack of water in the body.
Essential oils that can help: Grapefruit, Lemon, Petitgrain, Digestzen
First, feel around your child’s lower abdomen to see if there are any tenderness in the area. If there is, see your physician right away. If all is well, prepare the following mix:
1 tsp carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil)
2 drops grapefruit
2 drops lemon
1 drop petitgrain
Use a small amount each time. Massage the whole of your child’s abdomen in gentle movements, working around the umbilicus in a clockwise motion.
doTERRA’s new PB Assist Jr contains 5 billion live cells of six different probiotic strains, specifically selected for their benefits among children. It helps maintain healthy intestinal microflora balance, supports healthy functioning of the digestive and immune systems, health of the GI tract (especially intestines and colon) and helps support optimal metabolism and absorption of nutrients. Which only covers a few of the many benefits of PB Assist!
Mix 1 package of PB Assist Jr in distilled water and give to your child 1 time a day.
Roll a small amount of diluted DigestZen on your baby’s tummy to help soothe and comfort the intestinal system during times of constipation.
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