How do I use Karo Syrup

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Registered: 10-10-2005
How do I use Karo Syrup
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Sat, 06-03-2006 - 12:44pm

Help ... baby is very constipated, as usual. I don't want to keep using suppositories so I went to the store and bough Karo Syrup (light) and prune juice. Now I can't remember how much and what to mix each with. Would like to try the Karo first before introducing juice to DD.

Any help, asap, is appreciated !!!

Amy
Brooklyn 4-18-06

Mommy to Brooklyn (4-06), Aiden (9-09) and two angels (8-08 and 10-08)
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Sat, 06-03-2006 - 1:42pm

sorry this is an hour late, you're supposed to use 2tsp of light karo syrup in 4 oz of water to make the glycerine solution.... that's what the pediatrician told me.... after that, I used the juice (2oz of juice 2 oz of water) and she had a big BM the next day!! (had smaller, looser stools the same day as I gave the juice and karo syrup though)


hope that helps and hope little one feels better soon!!


Lilypie First Birthday tickers

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Sat, 06-03-2006 - 5:49pm

Thanks Chrissy .. I did the Karo syrup so now it is just a waiting game. If nothing happens by tomorrow morning,I'll move onto the prune juice.

Amy

p.s. DH just heard a bunch of farts accompanied by some wicked smells coming from the baby :)

Mommy to Brooklyn (4-06), Aiden (9-09) and two angels (8-08 and 10-08)
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Sat, 06-03-2006 - 7:09pm
I'm glad you tried it..hopefully it works....she had some smelly farts when I gave her the karo syrup too...so here's hoping it works!!


Lilypie First Birthday tickers

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Sat, 06-03-2006 - 7:19pm

hi there! my baby was constipated really bad. The Karo syrup worked in about two days... i know that is a long time to wait but it does work! i thought nothing was coming out of my poor daughter's buns she was soooo constipated.. but it finally did. I seriously just texted my husband to tell him that his daughter finally took a dump. wow- i am truly a parent now. lol.

-Kendra

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Registered: 04-15-2003
Sat, 06-03-2006 - 9:40pm
my ped has me use a teaspoon per 4 ounces of formula i just mix in when i make her bottles it does raise the fluid level a little not much though but it did take about a day then she started pooping i had to do this with my son too
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