Constipation is a very common problem in children and can be triggered by a number of issues such as food habits, fluid intake, and other such factors. However, as the weather shifts from warm to cool, your baby would not like to have that many fluids, which can also cause constipation or worsen an already existing one.
However, instead of rushing to the doctor or giving your little one over-the-counter medicines, try these natural remedies to ease constipation. While all of these remedies are safe and easy-to-use, consult your doctor if your baby’s constipation doesn’t improve or the condition seems to be deteriorating. Also, make sure you check with your doctor before you add any new food to your baby’s diet.
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