Children's Health

How often should my toddler poop?

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  • A , Internal Medicine, answered
    Toddlers' poop patterns vary in frequency; it's not uncommon for a child to go twice a day, or once every two or three days, or even just once or twice a week. It may still be mushy, or it may begin to appear more formed. What's important is that poop should come out smoothly, without excessive pain or strain.
  • A Pediatrics, answered on behalf of

    Most toddlers should have a soft bowel movement every one to three days.

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