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Anyone with similar situation or had experience in the past with this and please offer your advice. Thanks.
The runny poo (not watery) can sometime causes rashes if not change straight after and this is a problem going in childcare as they only change nappies at certain times. She’s eating pretty well, although not a lot, but pretty balanced diet. Still has 3 times of bottle daily.

Posted anonymously, 30th September 2015

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  • Could be toddler diarrhea.
    My daughter had this actually up to 14x a day with slime blobs and sometimes streaks of blood. Now she has Down syndrome and kids with Down syndrome often have gut problems. I got a referral for a gastroenterologist and several tests were done but nothing came out.
    I ended up cutting out diary totally and that improved it (actually she now is more constipated and uses Osmolax daily).
    Toddler’s diarrhoea is more common in children who eat a low-fat diet. Although a low-fat diet is good for adults to help prevent heart disease, it is not good for young children. The diet of preschool children should have about 35-40% fat. In general, this means drinking whole milk rather than semi-skimmed or skimmed and to include foods such as yoghurts, milk puddings, cheeses and dairy products.
    Do not give children too much fruit juice or squash. Some children only drink fruit juice to quench their thirst. It is best to give water to children for most drinks and keep fruit juice as a treat. However, some children have become used to squash or juice on a regular basis and may become upset if they are suddenly denied their usual drink. In this case, if you do give your child squash or juice, make sure that it is very well diluted. And then, aim to increase the dilution gradually over time.
    Changing the fibre content of the diet may be helpful, as very low- or high-fibre intakes may make symptoms worse in some children. Fibre (roughage) is the part of plant food that is not digested. It stays in the gut and is passed in the stools (faeces). Fibre is present in many foods, in particular in fruit, wholemeal bread and vegetables. Fibre has an action a bit like blotting paper and absorbs water in the bowel. So, if your child has a low-fibre diet, it may help to increase the fibre in the diet to normal levels. This is simply achieved by eating a healthy balanced diet that includes some fruit and vegetables. However, a high-fibre diet may make things worse, as too much fibre can cause loose stools.
    Besides this I would suggest to start giving your child probiotics, for example Inner Health Kids or
    Lifespace-Children’s Probiotic Powder 60g (available at the supermarkets)

  • not too much juice, lots of fibre, not too much fruit and lots of water. don’t be tempted to cut back to “dry” it up, ya know. good luck! i hoped that there would be more tips for you here from the mums. though if it is carrying on for a bit, see the doc.

  • i thought that they would change your child if she had a dirty nappy. mention it to them to keep an eye on. more fibre is beneficial

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