Dieatary disorders in Childrens

During the childhood most common disorders are, Constipation,diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal pain, abnormal bowel movements and dysentery . In this article you can see all types of dietary disorders in children.

Constipation: It occurs when there is pain and difficulty in passing faeces or stools and they emerge hard and dry with infrequent bowel movements. Occasionally, bright red blood may be passed with hard stools. This blood comes from a slight tear in the skin around the anus, this happens because constipated child struggles to pass an abnormally dry and hard stool. Constipation may be for short time or long time.

Causes: Short time constipation may be cause due to,

  • Dehydration.
  • Insufficient fibre in the child’s diet.
  • Changes made to a child’s diet like change from breast or formula milk to cow’s milk.

Long time or chronic constipation,

  • Children who are toilet training may become constipated, they may then start withhold their faeces and refuse to go to the toilet this will leads to constipation problem.
  • The pain resulting from a break or tear around the anus which may be leads to bleeding sometime. due to this condition child get fear for going to the toilet.
  • Lack of fibrous food and liquid from the diet.
  • Food intolerance.
  • Loss of appetite.

Care and Remedies:

  • Change the diet into fibrous food like whole grain bread, cereals, fruit and vegetables.
  • Give plenty of water or juices to your child.
  • Teach them some exercises to stimulate bowels.
  • If child is more than  years old, avoid giving more than 500ml milk because it may increases constipation.
  • For older children give prunes or prune juice, beans, carrots, spinach, raisins and green vegetable soups.
  • If the child is toilet trained, then encourage him or her to seat on toilet on every morning after breakfast for 10 minutes, this will built an healthy habit of good bowel movement. Morning is the best time because of gastro-colic reflux which gives easy passing of stool. 
  • Doctor or GP may suggest you stool softener or laxative for chronic constipation. But do not take this medicine on your own.
  • Do not give enemas or suppositories.

More information: This is fairly common in babies who starts solid food or in weaning. Constipation problem may be more in summer because child in not drinking liquid in more amount and so dehydrated. Here are some recipes which will help you to reduce the constipation problem. Good Luck!!

You can try these recipes like

Lentil Soup

Serves 2
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Bread, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack, Soup
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Serve Hot


  • 275g brown or green lentils (small variety)
  • 100ml Extra virgin oil
  • 1 Medium onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 Small Garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1 carrot (sliced)
  • 400g chopped tomatoes (or 1 can)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Tomato puree
  • 1l Hot water (vegetable or chicken stock)
  • fresh black pepper
  • salt to taste


This recipe is written by www.thepostnatal.com


Step 1
Rinse the lentils, drain them and put them in a large bowl with water cover it. Soak this lentil for 10 minutes. This will give nice texture to the soup.
Step 2
After soaking ,strain it, discard the water and keep aside the lentil. Now take a pan add oil, garlic, onion saute until translucent. Now add lentils, carrots, tomatoes, tomato puree, green herbs and stock or hot water, stir it properly.
Step 3
Add pepper and salt to taste. Bring it boil for 20 to 25 minutes until the lentil becomes soft or cooked. Stir well, add green herbs on top and serve hot. This is tasty and nutritious soup for all ages.

White Bean Soup

Serves 4
Prep time 40 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Dietary Diabetic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Soup, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Formal Party
This recipe is written by www.thepostnatal.com.


  • 400g cans butter beans 3 cans (drained and rinsed)
  • 900ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 clove garlic (finely chopped)
  • 6 tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander
  • salt (to taste)
  • fresh black pepper (to taste)


This healthy and nutritious recipe have 150 calories per servings.

This recipe is given by www.thepostnatal.com


Step 1
Put the beans and stock in a medium saucepan, bring to boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes.
Step 2
Now remove one third of beans in another pot. Remaining beans you can mashed it by blender or food processor into fine pure. Now mixed the beans the and pure into one saucepan.
Step 3
Add olive oil in the saucepan, add garlic then fry gently till golden color appears. Now add chopped tomatoes and simmer it fir 5 to 8 minutes.
Step 4
Stir the mixture meanwhile. Add salt, black pepper and coriander mix well, stop heating. Serve hot.
Step 5
Instead of cans beans, you can also used dried beans approx 500gms, just by soaking it into water for overnight. Drain it and cooked into water for 20 minutes in pressure cooker or 40 to 50 minutes in microwave or on hob. Till it becomes soft for pure.

Ideas for Sandwiches

Allergy Egg, Fish
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Bread, Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot


For this recipe savoury fillings are, cheese, sardines in oil or brine, tuna in oil or brine, carrot,cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, bean sprouts, cold meat.

Sweet Fillings: Jam, honey, black treacle, maple syrup, banana, fresh fruit slices.

This recipe is given by www.thepostnatal.com


Step 1
Spread the butter on both bread and use the different fillings which are given above.