Constipation is a common problem in children. In fact, roughly 1 in every 20 visits children make to a doctor are because of constipation. Children with constipation may have stools (poops or bowel movements—BMs) that are hard, dry, and difficult or painful to get out. Some children with constipation have infrequent stools. Many treatments and strategies exist to help children manage their constipation. While some of these medicines are over the counter, we recommend that you discuss any treatments with your child’s doctor before starting.

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics