Why is your child constipated?
Bowel patterns in children can vary, as they do in adults. Your child may have different bowel habits than other children, so learning their normal pattern is important. Most children have 1-2 soft but formed bowel movements daily, however some children may go a few days between bowel movements and still be healthy as long as they are without discomfort or pain and the stool appearance and consistency is normal.
When constipation is present children will have stools that are hard, dry, and sometimes difficult