Thought I might share this as it worked a treat. My daughter was very constipated, visibly distressed and only managing to pass a tiny pebble.

So I made this:

1 cup water

6 prunes

2 tablespoons BROWN sugar

Bring to the boil.

Strain it.

Add another cup of water.

Dosage is 50ml up to 3 times a day until blockage cleared.

I gave this to her before bed and the next morning we had poop!

This was after4 days of coloxyl drops and pear puree just saw the constipation getting worse.

I hope this helps other mummas out there- and the leftovers I froze into 50ml portions in case she needs it again I have it ready to go :)

Posted by niqueyq, 26th April 2013

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  • I have heard of coloxyl drops working quite quickly. I suppose it depends how bad the blockage is. Prunes are normally fairly sweet. Maybe it is the extra water that reduces it too much.


  • Will have to try this with my son


  • reading these stories are great


  • Nothing like a bit of prune to get movement!


  • I’m going to give this a try!


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