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Best home remedies for infant constipation, baby constipation remedy with grapes, oranges, spinach, cabbage and massage

Updated on June 19, 2013

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Baby constipation and remedies

My baby started getting constipation when he began eating solid foods. Ready-made canned cereals made him highly constipated that he had even 4 days without motion. I was not worried as I read in several health websites that there is nothing to worry much about baby constipation. Constipation is common in babies. But we, parents are worried as child won’t have good appetite if he is not passing motion regularly. Moreover constipated child may have the problem of gas, stomach pain etc. Child may also be frustrated. Constipated children may have difficulty passing motion. They have to strain to make bowels free. I have tried some tips to bring baby motion and few of them have worked. I will share the tips with you.

If your baby is less than 6 months old, following exercises will help. I have done this for this baby, and that have worked well.

Exercises for constipation relief in babies

  • Do a cycling motion of legs as the baby is lying down. Do for 10 minutes. Motion will come and baby will feel relieved
  • Massage baby’s stomach with hand in clockwise direction. Baby will feel better and will have bowel movement.

But sometimes these exercises will not work for infants. Even giving more water will not help. I have found that drinking more water does not help my child’s constipation. In such cases you should give this simple constipation relieving foods to babies

Dry grapes for baby constipation

Put 4 or 5 dry grapes (red grapes is better than green for constipation) in water at night. The dry gapes will be swollen by morning. The next morning squeeze the grapes and take the juice. It will be 2, 3 spoonful of juice. Give this to infant. He is sure to pass motion. This is the most effective home remedy for baby constipation

Orange juice, yet another remedy for infant constipation

Take the juice of orange and dilute it with little water and give it to your baby. Orange is however bit cool. It may cause cold. So give it only in summer. Otherwise give during noontime when weather is warm. Orange would help child pass motion

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Constipation remedy of babies above 6 months

Massage techniques will not work for older children. For them we will have to give certain foods that would help solve constipation

For older children we can give certain foods that would empty the bowel. They can be given the above mentioned juices. Apart from that there are certain foods that would help.

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Cabbage rice for baby constipation

Cook rice. In a separate pan, put a few drops of oil and cook cabbage and onion. Add a bit turmeric powder also. Cook cabbage. Now give it with rice. Baby will pass motion in one or two hours.

Spinach rice for baby constipation

Cook little moong dal (green gram) with rice and spinach. Cook these together. Now take a pan and pour few drops of oil. Put the cooked rice, spinach, dal mix. Cook for few minutes. This food with spinach can help evacuate baby bowels.

Foods to avoid if baby has constipation

Avoid chocolates, wheat products (like bread and chapathi), fish and chicken if baby suffers from constipation. Have rice as it is easily digestible.


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      Priya 2 years ago

      Thank u for ur info.. It s very useful

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      Maoting Chan 2 years ago

      Sent your children to clinic for a check up and stop attempt any other remedies to your children!!!

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      Puan Adidah 2 years ago

      yeah, mamil was good. I feed my children with mamil as well.

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      William Tay 2 years ago

      Go and give mamil a try. I am really glad I get to know Mamil. It's really helpful in preventing constipation issue. I am so satisfied with it. I feed my kids with mamil for few month and in this period they have never counter back again this problem.

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      Hype Acto 2 years ago

      i'm suggesting u to try out mamil. switch ur kid's milk to mamil. trust me it's gonna work. i've used this before to my kid coz of his constipation. after switch to mamil, in a week, my kid's constipation prevented. glad bout it. it works coz mamil's ingredient was full of dha and contained no sugar.

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      SY Kang 2 years ago

      Don’t be foolish and use the easy way.. Its never easy to be a parent. Don’t simply try those traditional remedies, just use those proven remedies can ady.. It's okay if got slow progress at least don’t ended up in hospital what.. Seek medical advise!

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      Charlie Violet 2 years ago

      try to serve fermented, cultured, and juiced veggies for ur kid. these are super-foods and juicing for the body and digestive tract and help to normalize bowel activity

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      Kelvin Poh 2 years ago

      I have applied few of this remedies to my baby but still the constipation persists. My children until now still has a hard belly and have no appetite. I always need to persuade her to go for bowel movement and every time she will complain about pain during bowel movement. Guys I need others remedies that can effectively helps in preventing constipation.

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      Puan Adidah 2 years ago

      thanks for infor

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      Claire Dixon 4 years ago from Billingham, Cleveland. UK

      When my babies were constipated (I am a mum of three) I used the same remedy that my mum used to use for me and my brother. I made up a small bottle containing a little brown sugar, such as demarera dissolved in some warm boiled water. It only ever took a small drink, never the whole bottle. It always did the trick and I wouldn't hesitate to use it again.

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      Jasmin 5 years ago

      My baby having abdominal distension and he is 2 month,aiso have vomiting and abodominal sound

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      dhannyya 5 years ago

      thank you anusujith...thanks for sharing...happy that you found the information useful

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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Pretty informative hub... Thank you for sharing this dinkan... So again I shared it for re circulation...

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      dhannyya 5 years ago

      thanks dinkan53 for the appreciation comment. You know? this hub is my personal experience. These remedies have worked for my kid.

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      I was looking for this particular info. I think the readers will be benefited from your writing. Rated up and useful. Thank you and good luck. SHARED….

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      dhannyya 5 years ago

      thank you luisj305..happy that you found the hub useful

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      luisj305 5 years ago from Florida

      Interesting and simple remedies. Most people will have at least a few of these at home. Nice hub.

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      dhannyya 5 years ago

      Nice to know about you Shampa sadhya....being mothers we have a great and tough responsibility, as you mentioned..what you have told is correct...making him the right human being is the challenge because of the extreme moral degradation happening in our places these days..

      thanks for your comment

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA


      I am a mother of one who is only ten years old. He is studying in 5th. I pray to God to give me strength so that I and my husband may fulfill all our duties properly towards him and help him grow as a good human being.

      Be Happy!

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      dhannyya 5 years ago

      thank you shampa sadhya for your comment. your children grew up?. how may children you have?

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      Though there is no infant at present to be taken care of but still I felt it as a very useful hub because at anyone's need I may guide them with valuable tips from you. Thanks for sharing.