In some cases, longer than you might think. While many little ones poop every day, it’s possible — and not necessarily something to panic about — if a baby goes 24 hours without pooping and even up to a full week without a bowel movement.
Breastfed babies sometimes use up every bit of breast milk towards energy production, it’s not unusual for them to sometimes go up to seven days without pooping.
But formula-fed babies, babies who’ve started solids, and toddlers tend to poop more often than that. For them, going more than two to four days or so could be a sign of constipation, provided they’re also straining to go and generally seem uncomfortable.
That said, every child is different, and some babies and toddlers simply go a little longer in between, well, going, than others. So pay attention to what’s typical for your little one.