Parenthood changes a person in many ways, and for lots of caregivers, that involves an iron stomach when it comes to diaper duty. Seasoned parents can unflinchingly change diapers that would make other people turn green in a second. So when you're deep in diaper duty, it's smart to keep an eye out for the ways your baby is trying to tell you they're not pooping enough. It isn't like any of this is going to gross you out, anyway, so you might as well use the information for your baby's benefit.
Sure, the signs of infant constipation aren't a favorite topic of conversation. But because your little one isn't able to verbally complain about feeling plugged up, you have to use the forms of communication that are available. Unfortunately, this mostly involves in-depth and graphic descriptions of poop. But hey: it's nothing you can't handle.
To make matters more difficult, there is a huge variation in what constitutes normal baby poop. As noted in Baby Center, some babies poop after every meal, whereas others may only go twice a week or so. Both extremes are normal. Furthermore, a wide variety of colors and textures are also normal. So here are the signs you may need to watch out for to know when your baby is constipated.