In my book, Dash’s Belly Ache, Dash gets a belly ache. Dash is a cute Border Collie puppy who doesn’t want to go potty. Not pooping causes him to get a belly ache. If you have a toddler or young child who is struggling with constipation, resistance to having a bowel movement or withholding, Dash’s Belly Ache could be a helpful tool in your arsenal to help your child get past their resistance to pooping. In the book, Dash visits his doctor and gets special treats that help him to go potty. You can make these same treats for your child and help them to have a pain free, easy to pass, bowel movement.
If you are interested in buying Dash’s Belly Ache, it is available on Amazon.
Coconut Oil Poop Candy is wonderful for constipation relief. I love Coconut Oil. I go through gallons of it a year. I use it topically in homemade creams, lotions, and makeup removers and for rashes, burns or other skin irritation. I also use it for cooking and baking. I love it for gluten-free baking because it makes whatever you are making soft with a beautiful texture. Gluten-free products can get dry very quickly and I have found that using coconut oil in baking keeps the baked goods softer longer as well. It handles high heat so is excellent for frying food. Cold-pressed Virgin Coconut oil is incredibly good for you. It is antimicrobial and anti-fungal so it can help when you are battling fungal or bacterial issues.
Coconut Oil is Very Effective for Constipation
Coconut Oil is wonderful for constipation. Coconut oil is rich in Medium Chain Fatty Acids. MCFA’s boost your metabolism which makes the stool pass through your intestines faster, the oil coats and lubricates harder old stool making it easier to pass and it softens the newly formed stool making it easier to pass.
It can be tricky to get enough coconut oil into children who are struggling with constipation. Especially young children or children with sensory issues or autism or ones who just don’t like the taste of coconut oil. One of the easiest ways I have found to get children to eat enough coconut oil to relieve constipation is with Coconut Oil Poop Candy.
Dash’s Special Treat Coconut Oil “Poop Candy”
1/2 cup peanut butter or other nut or seed butter
1/2 cup organic coconut oil
Melt the coconut oil and the peanut butter in a pan over low heat.
Stir until smooth.
Pour the mixture into silicone molds, ice cube trays or cupcake liners. I used these dog bone shaped molds that I ordered from Amazon. Using the dog bones is a fun way to encourage your child to eat these fun candies “Just like Dash.”
Place in the refrigerator or freezer until solid. This should take just a few minutes to an hour depending on the size of your candies.
Pop them out of the mold and eat 1-3 at a time.
I use Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil from Amazon and organic peanut butter but any nut or seed butter will work.
One of my readers shared “I made these a week ago. My son is 8 I did 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon and it took about 3 full days for results. But since then we have had a BM every day…..finally! Yay!”
If your child is struggling with chronic constipation, my book What Your Doctor Didn’t Tell You About Childhood Constipation is also available on Amazon. It is a step by step guide to help you to help your child to have a daily bowel movement and will help you to figure out the root cause of your child’s constipation so you can end it permanently.
If you are looking for more variety of flavors of coconut oil candies, check out my articles https://naturalconstipationsolutions.com/chocolate-coconut-oil-poop-candy-for-constipation-relief/ and https://naturalconstipationsolutions.com/peanut-butter-cup-coconut-oil-poop-candy-for-constipation-relief/
If you are interested in other ways to help your child overcome their chronic constipation, please read my article https://naturalconstipationsolutions.com/how-do-i-solve-my-childs-chronic-constipation/ and if your child is struggling with withholding, my article https://naturalconstipationsolutions.com/solutions-to-stool-withholding-without-using-miralax/ has lots of ideas to help you, help your child.
- Peanut Butter or nut or seed butter
- Coconut OIl
- Melt the coconut oil and the nut or seed butter over low heat
- Stir until smooth
- Pour into mold
- Place in fridge or freezer for 10 minutes to 1 hour depending on the size of your molds.