Diet isn’t always what comes to mind when parents consider potty training issues. But constipation can really slow the whole process! When bowel movements become hard and painful to pass, toddlers may avoid or even become anxious about going potty.
Children should preferably poo three times a day, and at least once a day. It should be easy to pass without straining. If that’s not what’s happening, Tomorrow’s Nutrition Sunfiber may be your go-to potty training hack.
Fiber helps to keep things moving
Most children (and adults) don’t consume enough daily fiber, which is why so many of us have poop-related issues ranging from occasional constipation to bloating.
Increasing fiber intake helps to normalize poo. Since toddlers may not want to eat several more servings of vegetables, consider adding apples, pears, prunes and peaches to their meals.
How much daily fiber do they need? Toddlers (ages 1-3 years) should be getting 19 grams of fiber. When diet alone doesn’t quite reach that goal, Tomorrow’s Nutrition Sunfiber is a gentle and effective solution.
Sunfiber is appropriate for all ages. It can easily be added to juice, milk, smoothie, yogurt or any other non-carbonated food or beverage without altering the taste, aroma or consistency. The recommended dosage of one serving (3 – 7 grams) is the same for all ages above 9 months.
Remember, supplemental fiber is always used in addition to, not instead of, wholesome foods. When toddlers having trouble pooing, Tomorrow’s Nutrition Sunfiber may help going from diaper to potty a little easier.
Teach your kids about what a healthy poo looks like. Download our kid-friendly poo chart: