Toddler’s diarrhea is a condition that affects children 6 months to five years old.
Chronic diarrhea with 3-10 loose stools every day. It occurs usually during the day after eating. Stools are often watery, loose, and contain food particles.
The cause of toddler’s diarrhea is not entirely known. It may be caused by intestinal contents moving too quickly through the large intestine, decreasing the amount of fluid which can be absorbed. This may be why the stool is watery and loose.
Toddler’s diarrhea is not considered a disease. Affected children will eventually get better on their own. However, you can you improve the symptoms through dietary changes by reducing intake of foods that may induce toddler’s diarrhea. These foods include drinks with sorbitol or fructose, sweetened clear liquids, fiber supplements, and dietary fat. Please consult your physician for more information.
GI Kids – Toddler’s diarrhea
REMINDER: This information is intended to provide general information and should not be used to base a diagnosis or treatment. Please consult the doctors about your specific condition and the approach for treatment.