Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-17-2011, 01:13 PM   #1
2+2macht4's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: In a quaint village smack in the middle of the black forest.
Posts: 15,779
Constipated baby :(

My son has had his first solids reaction. I was worried that the Germans do not separate and offer many single first fews. SO I ran him through what they had, and then tried a veggie mix.

His butt exploded with rash and he is totally constipated. His poop is super thick and he can only get a tiny bit out at a time.

Any suggestion how I can help him.

I think I am going to start making my own foods. I just have to figure out how, so that I con introduce them 1 by 1. All I know is he is reacting to spinach, leeks, or potatoes.


Rena , Married to my German BFF T . Mom to 2 energizer bunnies L (12/2010) and E (10/2012). Come play with me: ISO/IHA, M2M,
2+2macht4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2011, 01:26 PM   #2
MeCo7707's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,976
My Mood:
Re: Constipated baby :(

Hmmm....that is odd - I want to say American babies have a hard time with leeks - as I know a few mamas that have introduced them and then had problems. Of course with all the recent hubbabalo my first thought was e-coli but that is really unlikely.

The best thing I have done is prune juice or just get a few plums and juice them...worked everytime for my kiddos.

The british don't have many single servings either, all mixed stuff.
Stop Stalking Me
MeCo7707 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2011, 03:24 PM   #3
Wanderlust's Avatar
Registered Users
Formerly: jen**eth
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Germany via military
Posts: 6,127
Re: Constipated baby :(

We had the same issue with some of the German baby foods too. I noticed that their stage 1 food (4 months) tended to be a lot thicker than the American foods. And a lot had mixtures with potatoes. I agree with MeCo- try a little prune juice to get things flowing again.
Proud wife to Air Force DH. Honored SAHM to my twins Samuel and David.
EP'ed for 1 year!
Wanderlust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2011, 05:27 PM   #4
hokoonchi's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 1,679
My Mood:
Re: Constipated baby :(

Prune juice for sure! GL Mama.
Camilla. Mom to Sam (9.13.10) and partner to Eric (6.16.07). Currently living the best years of my life. Focusing on health in 2012.
hokoonchi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2011, 09:35 AM   #5
Registered Users
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 3,927
Re: Constipated baby :(

Oatmeal, peaches, pears and prunes.

Making your own food is not a big deal. Cook the food and mash it with a fork or blender or food processor. Add the amount of water you want to make it the consistency you want.
isabelsmummy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2011, 01:42 PM   #6
Registered Users
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,302
My Mood:
Re: Constipated baby :(

I can't cook much at all and I did my own baby food. Even took it to daycare. Just steam and mash. I froze mine in ice cube trays.

If juice doesn't help I'd look for the OTC glycerine suppositories
Suzi, working mama to my ODS(2004) , YDS(2006), DSD(2004) and married to the love of my life
Suzi is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2018 VIX-WomensForum LLC. All Rights Reserved.