Our daughter who is 4 seems to have less than normal bowel movements sometimes going without for 4 to 5 days.

Our daughter, who is four, seems to have less than normal bowel movements sometimes going four to five days without. The last couple of bowel movements have been hard and we have seen traces of blood in the stool. Our pediatrician has prescribed Dulcolax, a stool softener, twice daily with no real success. The...

If my daughter is an okay shape and weight, why can I never find clothes to fit her waist?

Thank you so much for your prompt reply. You have made me feel so much better. I could not find anyone to tell me anything about children and weight, even our family doctor, whom we adore, seemed hesitant about discussing Emily's weight, acknowledging she was big, but shrugging it off. I simply wanted someone...

Would you serve your children KoolAid with sugar or NutraSweet?

Would you serve your children Kool-Aid with sugar or NutraSweet? My children never drank Kool-Aid as I didn't 't buy it. I also didn't buy my children sweetened carbonated beverages (soda or pop). Since children usually don't have their own money or drive a car, I was their food gatekeeper. Rather than dealing with children begging...

Is there any vitamin supplements or natural foods that can aid growth?

I have two children one eight years and the other six years. Both of them are the smallest in height in their school classes. My wife and I are of medium to above medium in height so I don't think it is a hereditary problem. Is there any vitamin supplements that can aid growth...

What happens when you drink dish soap?

What happens when you drink dish soap? What does it do to your body? Depends on how much dish soap you drank in how much time. Would suggest you contact your local poison control center immediately at 800-222-1222. They would have the best information about what it does to your body.

I am trying to find the appropriate caloric intake and food exchanges for my children.

I have used food exchanges for over two years for meal planning for my husband and myself based on desired caloric intake and ideal weight for our age and heights. I feel that I am able to plan meals accordingly. However, this is a different situation for my children. I am trying to find information...

I took my son to the doctor with a constant stomachache and he concluded that he had cranky bowels.

I have an 11-year-old son who has a constant stomach ache. It doesn't seem to bother him except at bedtime. He goes through the day fine, but at bedtime - or close to it - his stomach hurts. I have taken him to the doctor several months ago with this problem, and he concluded...

I am looking for the daily calorie requirements for my children ages 3, 6, and 9.

Hello. I am looking for information for my children ages 3, 6 and 9. I would like to know the daily calorie requirements for them. Also, can you tell me how many servings of bread, fat, dairy they need per day? We are trying to develop a healthy diet for my entire family to follow....

I have a child for which to pack a cold lunch. All he ever seems to want is peanut butter.

I have a child that I have to pack a cold lunch for. All he ever seems to want is peanut butter, Is he getting enough protein? What is your son eating at other meals during the day? Depending on what he eats at the other meals, he may or may not be getting enough...

My daughter is overweight and concerned she will gain weight eating hot lunch at school.

My daughter is overweight and I am picky about what she eats. I pack her lunch for school, but she wants to eat school lunch. I'm concerned she will gain weight eating hot lunch at school. You did not say how old your daughter is, but if she were in elementary school, I would suggest...