Constipation is a common problem in children with spica casts as they spend so much time lying down. Ensure that their diet contains plenty of roughage- whole grain bread, fruit, vegetables and lots of fluid. Allow the child to snack or eat small meals often as they do not have the space for a large meal. Your child may need a bib, towel or serviette when eating so that food does not get trapped side the cast.


Spica Casts