Constipation in children is a common problem. Some children have natural tendency to have a slow moving gut and prone to constipation, although most children with constipation do not have a serious cause found. However it is important for your doctor to seek and treat medical conditions that can lead to constipation in childhood.
Below is an informative video produced by gikids.org, an outreach program of the NASPGHAN. This video explained constipation and encopresis (soiling) in plain English.
Follow this link to find further information on constipation in children. Link to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead fact sheets on constipation.