1) Provide a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and fiber.
2) Be sure your child drinks enough liquids daily to turn the urine clear or light yellow.
3) Plan daily toilet-sitting time for at least 5 to 10 minutes to help get things moving.
4) Encourage children to exercise or be active at least 30 minutes to an hour daily.
You may also ask your provider about fiber supplements, stool softeners, and in rare cases, suppositories or enema treatments. Also talk to your provider if your child has painful bowel movements associated with bleeding, stomachache, poor appetite vomiting, stool or urine accidents, or a change in gait.