Can tight diapers cause constipation?

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asked Apr 18, 2020 in Toddler/Preschooler by Yvetteu00 (430 points)
Can tight diapers cause constipation?

Can diapers that are too tight on a baby cause baby to be constipated?

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answered Apr 18, 2020 by layla (44,770 points)
Tight diapers on your baby or toddler should not cause constipation.

However when the diaper is too tight then it can cause the baby or toddler to become uncomfortable cause rashes and red marks around the child's waist.

Tight diapers can also make it hard for the baby or toddler to move around especially if they are walking it can prevent them from sitting down or bending over easily.

So the diaper should not be too tight anyway and if the diaper fits tight then you may need to change diaper sizes and go up a size larger in diapers.

You should be able to fit 2 fingers easily in the diaper waistband between the diaper and the child's waist.

Your baby or toddler may not be getting enough fluids which can lead to constipation.

Most cases of baby constipation or toddler constipation go away on their own within a week or so but if not you should take the baby or toddler the doctor.
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answered Dec 29, 2020 by Gazpacho (7,030 points)
Tight diapers may sometimes lead to constipation in babies and toddlers as the tight diaper presses on the child's stomach.

Make sure the diaper is not on too tight as it can also cause marks and make it uncomfortable for the baby or toddler to move around in the diaper.
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answered Jan 24 by Minty (106,740 points)
In some cases tight diapers can cause a baby or toddler to become constipated but it's rare that it's the cause.

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