1. Increase water consumption
2. Change your baby’s formula
If your baby is on formula, you may want to consult your doctor in switching to a different brand. Every baby reacts differently to the ingredients of different type of formula.
3. Massage your baby’s belly
Gently massage your baby’s tummy. With your baby on her back, place your hand on her belly button. Using a clockwise motion, massage your baby’s tummy in ever bigger circles.
4. Offer fruit juice
5. Some exercise for your baby
Gently move your baby’s legs in a cycling motion as if she were pedaling a bicycle. This may help stimulate her bowels. Alternatively, if your baby’s a crawler, encourage her to do a few laps.
6. A warm bath
For babies that are constipated, a warm bath can relax the rectal muscles that have been tensed from the pain of constipation.
7. Consult your baby’s doctor
Talk to your baby’s doctor about other treatment options. Ask about using an over-the-counter stool softener to make it more comfortable for your baby to have a bowel movement.