I don't think I've blogged about it, but one issue that we've had on and off with Joy has been a problem with constipation. You wouldn't expect it with her, because she eats a lot of fruits and vegetables, but there it was. We had her on a low dose of Miralax for something like a year, which helped. And then at some point earlier this year, the situation had gone TOO far in the opposite direction, and Joy was objecting strenuously to the ensuing messy clean-ups, and so we stopped the Miralax.
Things have gradually crept toward constipation again, skipping days and such, if you know what I mean.
But since spring brought warmer weather, we have discovered the absolute fool-proof, totally natural, works-every-time way to induce the desired effect.
Go out and play in the water.
I'm serious. Every single time Joy goes out to splash in puddles in the street, or cavort in the inflatable pool, or run through the sprinkler, or even (as this morning) dance in the rain on the deck --
With the backyard play, I've gotten so that I just take the diaper bag out with me and change her right there in the (nice private fenced) yard. Because of course the water play is so much fun, Joy totally hates to have it interrupted to go inside and change.
It's almost too bad that this super constipation-problem-solver is so extremely natural. Something that works this well could make millions if it were an ingestible substance or a purchase-able device...
As it is, we'll just continue to use it strategically and count our blessings.