Pedia-Lax and Fletcher's are pediatric stool softener brands that are appropriate for children. Pedia-Lax stool softener comes in a variety of fruit flavors, and Fletcher's tastes like root beer. Neither brand requires a prescription, and both brands are available at Amazon.com, as of December 2015.Continue Reading
Pedia-Lax softens stools with ducosate sodium, and Fletcher's softens stool with senna. Liquid stool softeners are generally safe for kids, but use of stool softeners should be supervised by a pediatrician, says WebMD.
Over-the-counter liquid stool softeners are given to kids to clear constipated bowels. A high-fiber diet rich in fruits and vegetables is recommended to prevent constipation in children. Probiotic foods such as yogurt promote digestive health and help to prevent constipation, according to WebMD.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins