Constipation typically occurs when babies move onto solids at about 6 months or as a result of dietary changes at a later age. Toddlers have a tendency to ‘hold back’ and this is also a common cause of constipation. If constipation is not resolved and becomes chronic, it may result in serious health issues. The squat position can help with all of these challenges. In rare cases, the cause of constipation can require additional medical attention.