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Baby Urate Crystals Diaper
OK unless dehydrated: These crystals are a combination of elements that are normally in the urine, calcium and urate, causing a red/orange stain/crystal formation in the diaper. These are normal and should resolve on their own. If there is any ongoing feeding problem with your baby or if she is not making several wet diapers a day, see her pediatrician. ...Read more
Four month old daughter with urate crystals in diaper multiple times. Blood work and urinalysis normal. Something serious or normal variation?
VERY NORMAL!: We se uric acid crystals from the day kids are born. This is normal in infant urine and absolutely no reason to be concerned. In peds we call this "brick dust" in the diapers, but often it's just a pink hue to the urine, depending on what brand of diapers and how absorbent they are. No need to worry. ...Read more
Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.
Meticulous hygiene.: Most baby diaper rashes are either irritative or infectious in nature. Urine & feces commonly irritate baby's skin triggering a diaper rash. Otc diaper creams are geared to seal the skin from these caustic exposures. Yeast & bacterial infections can produce diaper rashes as well. These are more complicated to diagnose & treat--requiring your doctor's help. Baby wipes can produce rashes as well. ...Read more
Can sharing baby wipes between babies in a church nursery spread disease? What about diaper changing surfaces that may not be cleaned between kids?
See pediatrician: For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. Might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) ...Read more
What do I do w my babies diaper rash? Its been two weeks, not getting better, now has spread all over her back, legs and now her cheeks!
Is it blood?: First, is it blood? Newborns especially can pass dark urine that when dried in a diaper can look like blood. Sometimes genuine blood can come from bloody vaginal discharge (normal in a newborn), or from a crack or fissure near the anus. Not sure what's going on? Go see the pediatrician for an exam. ...Read more
Why does diarrhea in infant/toddler make their skin red and sore? It seems to make their skin raw no matter how much diaper/Vaseline I use.
Will rubbing a pee-soaked diaper on an infant's face and/or tongue cure him of thrush and baby acne?
Not advisable: There is much folklore surrounding the use of urine as a cure-all, but little evidence of any benefit. Urine should be sterile and not cause disease, but there are much better treatments for both oral thrush and acne. Baby acne does not need treatment and will go away on its own. Benzoyl peroxide is far more effective for treatment of adult acne. ...Read more
Could this be giardia? Fatigue, diarrhea, some nausea, no appetite, x 2 weeks. O&p negative. Could I still have giardia? I have an infant in diapers.
My infant is showing signs of dehydration. When do I call the doctor? My baby has been ill and is having fewer wet diapers than normal. I’ve tried to give her pedialyte, but she isn’t taking much of it. At what point do I need to call her pediatrician?
Call Dr. Now: Signs of dehydration include fewer wet diapers, tears and saliva that is thicker than usual. Infants may become dehydrated in just a few hours. It sounds like you've done the basics-it's time to discuss the details with your doctor. It will be much easier to treat the problem early. Good luck. ...Read more
Found glass like crystals in babys diaper, but when I went to show them to someone they were gone, is it possible she passed them? Very confused!
Not dangerous: If the color of the crystals were orange-it came from the urine soaked and dried on a disposable diaper-known as urate crystals-not dangerous. Clear gel can also come from the diaper. If your baby is otherwise healthy and feeding well with good weight gains-you should be fine. ...Read more
It's OK if it works!: I'm assuming you're asking about a cloth diaper? If so, fold the diaper so you place extra padding over the penis to catch the urine. Fasten it at the baby's hips with tape - or with diaper pins if you're brave. Disposables are probably easier to use, especially if you are new at this! Remember, it only matters that it works - not how it looks! Good luck. ...Read more
No: It is not normal to have blood in the baby's diaper, although it may not always be something "serious". Check with your doctor. Causes can include protein allergy, hard stools, rectal fissures, vaginal bleeding, diaper rash or "false blood" caused by foods or crystals in the diaper. If in doubt, try to bring the diaper to the doctor with you, for testing. ...Read more
Changing diapers is simple, but remember to be careful. Turning your back on an infant of any age who is on a high counter or changing table is dangerous.
Lay them down, open the diaper, hold their feet/legs up with one hand while cleaning their bottoms with your other hand (and a wipe or cloth!) then, place a new diaper under them, add some barrier cream, if desired, and seal them up! ...Read more
Where is the rash...: Put the vaseline there to protect the skin. ...Read more
Sleep & dry at night: When your baby gets toilet trained.Get a more detailed answer ›
Likes Being naked: It is important to make sure the diaper is not too tight or rubbing the inner thighs or along the hips. Some babies really do not like being clothed and others love it.. If the diapers are not too tight, and no rash issues, and baby quits crying after a little bit, it is most likely (s)he doesn't like being in diapers and will adjust with time. ...Read more
Tight stitches: Yarn made for baby blankets should be fine to use as long as the stitches are tight. Large stitches leave gaps which a tiny finger or toe could get caught in. Ouch! ...Read more
What's the best way to potty train? Is it really leaving your child without a diaper or underwear?
No: Gradually introduce patient to the potty. Make sure it is a comfortable experience. Sit him/her on the potty when you expect results and lots of praise. Children essential train themselves. The less effort we make the better. He/she will soon associate the potty as the place to pee or poop and will indicate their needs. Have books and toys available. All the best. ...Read more
Recently I have found there are lots of undigested foods in my nine and half month old baby's diaper. Should I be worry?
My baby is 4mos old and every time I change his diaper its usually a poopy diaper...Is that normal? I don't think he has diarrhea
Confusing question: People do change diapers if there is poop in it. You do not indicate number/day, feeds or other factors. A breast fed kid can poop a smear every feed or a big cradle full once a week. As long as they are soft, and not more water than substance it can be normal. ...Read more