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BABIES EATING SOLIDS

Pear - natural laxatives for babies constipated

If your baby is eating solid foods, ensure they have plenty of water or diluted fruit juice. Try to encourage them to eat fruit, which can be puréed or chopped. The best natural laxatives for babies to eat to relieve constipation are:

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Grapes
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Prunes
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries

If your baby is still constipated after a change in diet, they may have to be prescribed a laxative. Bulk-forming laxatives are unsuitable for babies, so they’ll usually be given an osmotic laxative. Docusol Paediatric Solution is an osmotic laxative that’s available to buy over the counter at your pharmacist.

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