An adult size toilet next to a child size toilet. Photo by Leonora Enking.
    January 25, 2015
    Is MiraLAX Safe for Children?

    In the small print on the side of a bottle of MiraLAX, you’ll learn that it’s recommended by the manufacturer only for people 17 years of age and older and that it should be used for no more than …

    Stool Holding
    January 21, 2003
    Stool Holding

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As a result of stool holding, a child's appetite will drop. Kids can withhold stool for a variety of reasons, but one reason is something I call the "DDD cycle"--Discomfort-Dread-…

    Relieving Constipation with Diet
    February 2, 2001
    Relieving Constipation With Diet

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As long as your daughter is in diapers, every single bowel movement will be right there for you to see when her diaper is changed. During the diaper years, the stools undergo seve…

    Babies and Constipation
    October 6, 1997
    Babies & Constipation

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As long as your son is in diapers, every single poop will be right there for you to see when the diaper is changed. During these years, the stools undergo several changes. The fir…

    Infant Constipation
    October 6, 1997
    Infant Constipation

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Babies will strain from time to time to move the stool along through the intestines. If you want to do something when babies grunt, push, or strain, try picking them up to get gra…