Young child sitting on a toilet. Senna can be used for natural constipation relief.
    Senna: The True Ex-Lax

    Constipation is one of those not-so-exciting subjects that affects both children and adults from time to time, but because it is so common, it warrants a closer look. Bowel movements tend to occur abo…

    An adult size toilet next to a child size toilet. Photo by Leonora Enking.
    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 7 da…

    Constipation: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction: As long as your child 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 several change…

    Managing Constipation And Spit-up
    Managing Constipation And Spit-up

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Congratulations on number 3! On average, parents are the most exhausted when their third child is 4-6 weeks old (no matter how many kids they end up having). I guess that means yo…