Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mom | 2011-02-03


1yr old

Hi Doc,

What is an average weight for a 20mnths old daughter weighs 10.5kg and 78cm tall, should i be worries abt her weight.

2. shes suffering from constipation and im giving her dulcolax suppository atleast once a week, is it safe to use. i have tried the healthy diet and nothing seems to work.


Expert's Reply



The average weight for a 20 month old little girl is 10.5 kg,so your little girl 's weight is exactly on the average. The average height is 83cm. You do not need to worry about your daughter's weight.It would be worthwhile trying something else rather than the Dulcolax. Use Duphalac Liquid 5ml twice day for 10 days and see if this helps her. Keep up the healthy diet as well.

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Posted by: purple | 2011-02-03

Prune juice is very helpful with constipation, as it lots of dried fruit. Also ensure that she is drinking enough water and other fluids (like diluted fruit juice) during hte day.

My son eats about 6 or 7 fruits a day (we just love fruit in our family) and he drinks lots of water and has two glasses of diluted fruit juice daily, and even he got constipated (quite badly) once. OUr doctor told me he wasn''t eating enough fruit. We''ve changed doctors.

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