What are the main causes of bellyaches in children?

There are myriad of potential causes of bellyaches in both children and infants. The following are amongst the most common:

Gut discomfort

Imbalanced gut bacteria as a result of stress, medications or going on trips can cause gut discomfort. These include occasional constipation and diarrhea and may also cause bellyaches.


Children come into contact with a lot of potentially harmful bacteria at home, at school and on the playground. Bellyache is a common side effect of such exposure.

Food-related problems

Overeating, food allergies and food poisoning can all result in pain in a child’s abdominal region.

How to recognise bellyaches in children

Use the following symptomatic criteria to determine exactly what kind of bellyaches your child may be experiencing and how to help deal with it. When in doubt, always consult a doctor or HCP.


This type of pain is usually isolated to one area in the abdomen. Localised bellyaches is caused by imbalance in a particular organ.


The pain is associated to bloating, occasional constipation and diarrhea. It tends to fluctuate and may require treatment.

Bellyaches in children: Tips & Remedies

If bellyaches is ripping through your child, you can attempt to alleviate the pain by doing the following:

Prepare a hot water bottle

Place it on your child’s belly when they are lying flat. The warmth will relax contracting muscles.

Gently massage the belly

Applying light pressure may help move any gas or indigestion, bringing relief shortly thereafter.

Assist your child in taking small sips of water

When this is done over the course of a few hours, it will eventually stimulate digestion and help the release of any painful tension.

How to prevent bellyaches in children

Preventing long term bellyaches in your child will take daily effort and attentiveness.

Frequently asked questions

Unfortunately, a bellyache is just one of those things you’ll face throughout your child’s adolescent years. You’ve probably got a few questions for us; check out our FAQ.

  • Intestinal discomfort including occasional constipation, diarrhea, bloating and harmful bacteria can cause bellyaches in infants and kids.

  • By monitoring what may possibly trigger gut imbalance in your child, you can work toward avoiding bellyaches in future. A gentle probiotic can be an ally in stabilising intestinal flora long-term, so that bellyaches do not occur.

  • A supplement containing good bacteria, such as Bacillus clausii, can help rid the body of existing discomfort due to Dysbiosis or antibiotic effects in a child or infant.

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How can Bacillus clausii help you solve your gut problems?

Bacillus clausii is a unique type of spore-forming good bacteria that works to rebalance the intestine. When consumed regularly (or as advised by a HCP), it can help relieve different conditions associated to gut discomfort.

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