Taking care of Little Tummies

Sudden Cries followed by Big Burps and then comes loud sounds of passing wind! Have you experienced this as a Mom? I have seen my kids especially my younger boy doing this many times since childhood. Stomach Upset and Pain, Constipation are common symptoms of underlying issues of indigestion. Whereas for my daughter, she experiences colic and diarrhoea sometimes.

Whether it is:

  • Colic

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhoea

All of the above indicate that a child needs a Digestive Health Check!

As far as my son is concerned, he was always constipated in his toddlerhood. He often complained about having stomach pain, big stomach and on. There were days when we had to take him to the paediatrician where he would be administered enema to make him pass motion. We hated to see the poor boy crying helplessly. When his constipation got chronic, he had to take stool-softener medication twice daily. Not good at all!

That’s when I said enough is enough! It’s time to combat this issue and improve his digestion. I researched and understood the exact symptoms, causes and remedies of Constipation. That helped me immensely to a put a few things in place. Now my son’s constipation is much much better.

Let me share with you my tricks to take care of their little tummies:

1.Include specific food items that help in digestion in daily meals:

Pack in that much-needed fibre in kids’ meals. Be it corn, spinach, sunflower sprouts or apples and raspberries! It is a great idea to give whole-grain bread rather than white bread. So minimize processed foods and other ingredients that are heavy to digest.

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2.Outdoor Play:

No prolonged hours in front of TV or other smart gadgets please. Let the kids indulge in outdoor play, run, and jump and do some exercise. Swimming, bicycling or simply playing at home or playground will help in digestion and keep the risk of obesity at bay.

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3.Keep the kids well-hydrated:

Kids are generally lazy to drink enough liquids. We have to ensure that they are always getting necessary hydration through Juices, Purees and water.

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4.Don’t overfeed them and do avoid junk snacks:

As a mom, I love to see my kids eat more and some more. But am I overfeeding them? Do watch, Moms. Overeating is detrimental even for kids. So smaller and frequent meals is a great solution.

Chocolates, cakes, candies look and taste very attractive. But often they contain preservatives, Trans fat and other irritants for tummies. Cut down these items for your kids.

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5.Last but certainly not the least, ensure that you are giving them RIGHT formula milk

When my son was on a formula milk, his constipation was bad. I used to always wonder that – why should a milk formula cause constipation? The answer could be that Foods are often processed with high heat and as a result, the nutrients may be lost or destroyed due to denaturation etc. Once the proteins nutrients are destroyed , they may not be easily absorbed and may cause your child to suffer from indigestion and general stomach discomfort.

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At that moment I changed to Friso Gold. Even my Paed approved this choice of mine.  What I like is Friso’s LockNutri Process Technology™. This enables milk protein in formula to be preserved in their natural form, so that it can be readily absorbed by your child. LockNutri Process Technology™ uses mild heat treatment during the formula production process, so that proteins are preserved closer to their native structures.

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What improvements I found after I switched my son to Friso Milk Formula, alongside the tips I shared?

  1. More regular stools

  2. No stomach pain, No bloating and other discomforts

  3. Overall good digestion and growth

My son first tried Friso Gold 3. Now he is enjoying Friso Gold 4’s benefits. In fact, my 10-year old daughter also drinks this formula sometimes!

As a mom, I try my best to ensure that kids tummies are always on track. Tummy is Happy then the Kids Are Happier!!

How about your kids? How do you tackle their digestion issues? Please share with me and other moms.

This blog post is in collaboration with Friso.

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42 comments on “Taking care of Little Tummies”

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  2. Pooja Reply

    Good that this formula milk is helping him because kids get really irritated with a stomach upset and so does.parents.

  3. Mary H Reply

    How do you get your child to stay well-hydrated? My son barely touches his water when he is at school and I’ll have to force a “water parade” whenever he comes home with a full bottle of water.

  4. Jacqualine Reply

    Yes.. bad tummies are really very troublesome and it also causes children not to grow well because it hinders nutrients absorption! My kids take friso too and i think it helps them with nutrients without causing constipation

  5. leona Reply

    yes it’s important to know what goes into their little tummies right? especially when you have fussy eaters like mine that refuses all good and nutritious food, then we have to get some peace of mind by giving them milk like these.

  6. hannah gee Reply

    Working as a nanny in my day job, I can definitely say I have experienced all of these problems too. You have share some great tips here, I agree keep hydrated is so important for healthy tummies and children. Great post.

  7. Betty Liew Reply

    Thank you for sharing this. I have no kid yet but learning for all blogger mummy.

  8. Elizabeth O. Reply

    It’s important to keep track of the kids digestive health. I think these are amazing tips. Making sure that their metabolism is regular requires a little monitoring from the food that they eat and you’re right, we should never forget about water.

  9. Shini Lola Reply

    Thanks for sharing. Lately I try not to eat rice and exercise more.
    Guess what, it is working! Seem like rice really makes my tummy bigger.

  10. Cheryl F Reply

    I’m glad my son don’t like junk snacks as much as other children are. It’s really tricky for parents when it comes to giving the right nutrition for kids. Mine is drinking milk recommended by his pedia.

  11. Abie Reply

    Great tips! my youngest was also constipated then we changed his milk and increased his water intake, he’s better now

  12. Tiffany Yong Reply

    I didn’t know corn helps in digestion! Avoiding junk food is definitely one way to take care of them. ot just for kids, adults too! Great parenting tips!

  13. Fred Reply

    Really sa difficult if our kids are sick. This is especially true if it’s an abdominal problem. They cannot tell us clearly what’s bothering them, and just keep on crying.

  14. Saminu Abass Reply

    It is a little bit nice to me because I am not a Mom. The point with don’t overfeed and avoid Junk is very essential. Thanks for sharing

  15. Puisan Reply

    As a parents it really takes a lot of time and effort to take good care of a child 🙂 From top to toes, hope sharing this article will help parents out there to know more on taking care of a kid’s little tummy! 😀

  16. Audrey Yap Reply

    So happy that the actions you took were effective and worked for you and that your kids are feeling better and healthier 🙂 Good for you!

  17. Shivani Reply

    Certainly great tips for parents who are looking on how to ease discomfort for their child. Cheers to the information and will certainly share this post out amongst loved ones.

  18. sherry Reply

    being parent is never easy, we need care for our children. hehe.. about junk snack. I like to eat myself lol.

  19. Emily Reply

    Very good tips for parents which kids who are always constipated. Hope you children are much improved already.

  20. Ariel Samangka Reply

    This is such a big help for those mother who have just embracing the mothers world. I really like how it was written and everything are just useful and beneficial to every parents.

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