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Ginger, In Indiana

I had tried everything suggested, by everybody it seemed hopeless that my 5 month old would ever poop. She was sooo constipated she screamed when she tried to have a bowl movement and nothing would come out. So last resort before we headed to the doctor, I put Vaseline on the end of a Q-Tip and put it in her rectum and swirled it around for a couple seconds and SHAZAM out came 4 days worth of poop. I think I was more relived than her, she just smiled:)

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Susie (mother & new grandma)

Thermometer (I'd recommend platic digial kind. Glass scares me for this) & a little Vasoline, or baby oil. Stick it in rectum (about an inch no more) and press down a tad to stimulate bowels & stand back:) Works every time. ( I also rub a little oil/vasoline around their rectum to soften it & make it easier to pass). Sounds gross, but when your desperate it works!


I would ask that you consult with a doctor in regards to this method. Just becasue we did something years ago does not make it acceptable today. I wonder if this is an ongoing remedy and if this was a custody access case- how would this be viewed. I wonder what this what look like if this was a father doing this to a baby girl.


Q-tip and vaseline worked like a charm! Two hard poops came out and our daughter looks and sounds like she feels so much better!

M.D Rivera

My Godson was suffering from servere constipation & we used this remedy, it worked instantly! The baby looked so relieved & slept peacefully after.Thanx for the tip. If the baby could speak he'd thank u to. To the person who commented on this 'looking' inappropriate if a father was doing this should focus more the childs well being as opposed to what ppl may think. I personally think I would look like a father aiding his child. Whats going on in ur mind? MOM & DADS should give this rememdy a shot. It works!


'I wonder what this what look like if this was a father doing this to a baby girl.'

Really? Yes, how WOULD it look if a father was being a parent & helping relieve his child of constipation? How WOULD it look if a mother was doing the same to a baby boy?

OMG. It might look like they were doing what they thought was best.

Gimme a break.

Get real

Seriously?!? How would it look if a father did this to his daughter? There is nothing sexual about this! Get your mind out of the gutter! In fact, I'm at work right now and my husband did this to help my daughter get moving. The baby is in pain and needs relief... give me a break! When my first daughter was a baby (5 years ago) her pediatrician listed this as a method to try (along with fluids, fiber, etc...).
These are the kind of people that we need to worry about!!!! Next they'll say that a father can't give his young daughter a bath, or cuddle when watching a movie or give her a hug and kiss.
This is a treatment for a medical condition, of course no one should do this if it is not needed!!!!


It Really works Thanks for the one who posted this remedy

Toronto Mommy

My 7 month old was constipated for a couple of days. I found this remedy and it worked like magic, 5 minutes and a full stinky diaper was there. Thank you so much for posting it. And for the SICKO that is worried about what people would think, I feel sorry for your child because you would obviously let them suffer rather than treat them because you are worried what people would think. as said before this is a medical treatment!

tisha(new mommy)

thank u so much for posting this, im a 21 year old new mom and my son(4weeks) has been grunting allday and i felt helpless, but this worked instantly, and now he is asleep.peacefully. thanx again i needed this i think more than him!!!!

Dustin and Becca


Our newborn is two weeks old and spent over 24 hours constipated and it was horrible to see a baby who rarely fusses so upset with constipation.

After about 15 seconds of rubbing the q-tip and vaseline inside the anus, the STINKY and runny poop came right out.

This was great cause we dont approve of sucralose and saccharin, and most infant medicines have one or the other.

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