These mild, natural remedies for constipation in babies are good whether there is constipation or not. Adding them to your daily routine can be preventive and proactive in bringing your little one digestive relief.
If you think about it, exercise makes total sense. Infants can be born with weak pelvic muscles that may struggle to effectively eliminate waste.
Babies who are not walking or even crawling yet may need a little physical movement to help these muscles improve.
The parent or caregiver can gently move the baby’s legs while they are lying on their back to mimic the motion of riding a bicycle. Doing this may help the bowels function and relieve constipation.
An easy at home exercise that any parent or caregiver can do is the “bicycle.” It is as easy as gently moving the baby’s legs while they are lying on their back to mimic the motion of riding a bicycle.
Giving your little one a warm bath will help to relax their abdominal muscles and give relief to abdominal muscles that are tired and sore from straining.
There are several ways to massage a baby’s stomach to relieve constipation that will also relax and soothe. Try these after a nice warm bath for extra effect.
✅ Using the fingertip to make circular motions on the stomach in a clockwise pattern
✅ Walk the fingers around the naval in a clockwise pattern
✅ Hold the baby’s knees and feet together and gently pushing the feet toward the belly
✅ Stroke from the rib cage down past the belly button with the edge of a finger