The gut is responsible for processing or absorbing everything that your child eats. The gut helps to digest the food and pulls out the required vitamins and minerals that their little body needs.
But events such as gastro, allergies or being on antibiotics can wreak havoc with their systems, leading to issues.
If your child has runny or very hard poo; irregular bowel movements; gas; or bloating it could mean that there are problems within their gut.
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If you suspect that your child’s gut is in need of some love, try focusing on each of the four areas below.


Your child needs fibre in order to remove waste from their system – it’s sort of like an intestinal broom. When the waste is backed up, the bad bacteria in their gut can build up.
Try including some of these in your child’s diet.

Kid Friendly Fibre Rich Foods:

  • fresh blueberriesApples
  • Pears
  • Oranges
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Kidney Beans
  • Peas
  • Almonds
  • Wholegrain Bread
  • Jacket Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes

Processed foods are best to be eaten minimally, as the fats and sugars in them are likely to promote the bad bacteria that can cause problems.

Healthy Fluids

Dairy_milk_rice_milkMany parents are so focused on getting enough fibre into their children that they forget the other important part of a healthy gut – fluids.
Without it, your child’s digestive system can get blocked up and this will make them very uncomfortable.
Lots of water, as well as some milk, are the two main drinks your child should be having.
There’s really no need for kids to be having juices and soft drinks (and definitely no sports drinks or energy drinks) as the sugar content is too high. Sugar promotes the growth of bad bacteria in the gut and reduces the room for good bacteria.
As part of the healthy fluid intake, it is important to remind busy kids to take a regular toilet break. ‘Holding it in’ is bad news for their insides, and can lead to bowel problems and constipation.


happy child and motherGet your kids moving and this will also help to keep their digestive system moving too.
It doesn’t have to be organised sport or a paid spot at a kiddie gym.
Just get them out and about. It could be walking, kicking a ball, riding a scooter, chasing a butterfly, exploring a beach – anything that gets them moving.


Worry and stress can cause tummy upset for kids, meaning constipation or loose stools.
Try your best to talk with your child about any issues they are having at school, with friends, with toilet training, or anything else so that they know that you are there to help and support them.

What Else?

You can also try a supplement if you (or your doctor) feel that this would be appropriate. Speak to your GP or your pharmacist for some advice.

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