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Constipation and Your Child

Bowel patterns vary from child to child just as they do in adults. What’s normal for your child may be different from what’s normal for ­another child. Most children have bowel movements 1 or 2 times a day. Other children may go 2 to 3 days or longer before passing a normal stool. For instance, if your child is healthy and has normal stools without discomfort or pain, ­having a bowel movement every 3 days may be her normal bowel pattern.

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