Constipation in children is a common problem. It happens when your child has hard, dry or lumpy stools that are difficult to pass. If your child has fewer than two bowel movements per week, they may have constipation. Although constipation usually isn’t serious, it can cause uncomfortable symptoms for your child. In most cases, constipation can be treated at home. However, when home treatment is unsuccessful, the caring and experienced team at the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital Center for Digestive Health and Nutrition can help.