My little sister is six and has large bowel movements. They plug the toliet. We give her large amounts of juice and water, she eats quite a bit of fruit but no veggies. When we give her alot of juice she get diarrhea. When her stools are not large, she doesn't seem to know when she needs to go. When they are large her stomach expands and she says she feels a little pain during that stage. She feels no pain when she is going to the bathroom. Just the other day our dad was wiggling her loose tooth and accidently pulled it out. She didn't even flinch and it was bleeding pretty good. I don't know if it has anything to do with each other. After she has gone her stomach is back to normal. There are days she has trouble getting her pants on because her stomach expands that bad. The stool doesn't look dried out, just big and smells really bad.
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Your parents need to have her checked by the doctor to be sure there is no major problem.
Also ask the doctor about giving her Mirilax in appropriate dosage for her age. Too much Mirilax will cause constipation and too little water during the day will do the same. The just right amount of Mirilax and water will help keep stools the right consistency and it is not a harsh laxative.
What has happened is that her intestined have become stretched from having such large stools. She needs to get on a regular schedule where she has a bowel movement at the same time every day. What you are doing then is training the bowels to go at a regular time. What this will do over a period of time is allow the bowel to shrink back to a normal size. This is why her tummy gets so big. Her intestines are full of poo and have expanded. By getting her on a regular schedule you will allow them to shrink back to their normal size and this will help get rid of the large poos.
Miralax is a wonderful addition. It is stirred into water or juice, has no flavor or color. It will help her with regularity and keeping her stools soft. But you need to keep up her fluids and her fruit and veggies and fiber intack. And I owuld have her pediatrician check her out to make sure nothing is wrong. But it's not something that you should let continue. It's not good for her intestines...good luck