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Are You A Poop Expert?

Constipation affects 3 out of 10 children. If unresolved, the child may develop toilet phobia over time and make it a habit to resist their natural urge. Do you know what are the signs to look out for in a constipated child? Let’s take a quiz to find out!

1. Which of the following are the signs of constipation?

  1. Extra-large stools (toilet cloggers!)
  2. Stools shaped like sausage
  3. Not having defecation everyday

2. Which of the following are NOT reliable methods of resolving constipation?

  1. Increase intake of Magnesium in diet
  2. Use of probiotics & prebiotics 
  3. Establish a regular toilet routine

3. How often should kids poop?

  1. Every day
  2. You can’t put a number on it – depends on the child
  3. 2 or 3 times a week

4. Which of the following poop shapes are healthy and suggest a child probably isn’t constipated?

  1. Nuggets
  2. Nuts
  3. Grapes

5. Which of the following does not contribute to constipation?

  1. Physical inactivity
  2. School restroom restrictions  (not allowed to use restroom during class)
  3. Toilet training too late

Always consult your paediatrician or family doctor if you are concern of your child’s bowel movement. You can find out more about childhood constipation here. Novamil KID IT is France’s No. 1 Formula for constipation. With SmartGut360 and 30 essential nutrients, it is clinically proven to promote soften stool and improve intestinal transit (IT) time.