Poop Issues in Young Children – Natural Approach

poop issues

So how many of us have a young child or toddler with Poop Issues?

Bet there’s loads of us who know all about ‘Poop Issues’.

This is something I’m contacted about a lot. And, with everything in life, there is no one-size-fits-all approach!

What are the usual reasons I hear for why a child won’t poop?

  • don’t want to go
  • hurts to go
  • afraid to go
  • embarrassed to go
  • forgets to go
  • hides to go (eg. behind curtains etc)
  • can’t go (constipated)
  • stuggling to learn to go (due to development issues)

There are lots of great remedies for all of these.

When taking a child’s case, it is about getting down to the reason(s) for the Poop Issues. And then we can respond with an effective remedy.

Additional supporting remedies can also be prescribed – for example, tissue salts (which are easily available in health food shops) can really help a child.

Cases of Children with Poop Issues

I treated one case of a young child who wouldn’t Poop in the toilet. He would go in his underwear rather than go. When we talked about the case, it turned out he was quite embarrassed about seeing his Poop in the toilet bowl. The remedy given was Ambra Grisea (brilliant remedy for embarrassment and constipation). Two doses spread over 2 months sorted him out.

Another child had experienced a traumatic experience with her Poop. She then withheld constantly as she was afraid that it would hurt her. She was prescribed Nat-Mur (great remedy for constipation and trauma) alongside tissue salts daily. Immediate response to treatment which she continued on for 4 months – when she came to a stage of not needing the remedy anymore.

I have treated numerous cases of children who are just plainly constipated. Some of the great remedies for this are Alumina, Calc-c, Lycopodium, Nux Vomica, Plumbum, Silica and much more. With homeopathy, an individualised approach is paramount. This takes into account all aspects of the child so that a best-matched remedy can be prescribed.

For more info on treating constipation in children, see HERE.


If you have a child who is struggling with Poop Issues, why not book in for a FREE 15 min Skype chat to assess their case. To book this, or go ahead and book a full consultation, please use my online calendar here