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Fewer Wet Diapers
Hi my son has a fever and cough since monday he doesn't want to eat or drink anything he has fewer wet diapers than usual what can I do?
Talk with doctor: Infants who aren't eating and drinking may quickly become dehydrated. Your doctor will take into account the baby's age, how long he's been sick, when he last had wet diaper, if there are associated symptoms like vomiting/diarrhea. If dr. Agrees it's ok to treat at home, try giving an oral electrolyte solution like pedialyte, by a medicine syringe, about 2-5 ml every 5-10 minutes. ...Read more
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
Probably okay: One of the problems of advancing diaper technology has been the rise in dry babies. Not that they are not going, but the diapers materials absorb it so quickly you can only tell they go if you weigh the diapers. If the kid is thriving and this is your only concern I would just monitor things. You could invest in a postal scale but I think that would be to to much. ...Read more
My baby is 1 month & I have change his diaper 5 hours ago but it feels like he has not wet his diaper & its night time. Should I b worried.
Not if eating well: Babies start to urinate less often as they get older; initially, they wet with every feeding, but later, they sleep more deeply and may wet less often. If he is eating well and seems comfortable, you can wait and see what happens. If he does not void at least 2-3 times in 24 hours, call your doctor. ...Read more
Variable number: In infancy, we expect kids to urinate on a regular basis every 4-6 hours, day or night. The super absorbent diapers sometimes make this hard to monitor as many small voids are drawn into the dehydrating crystals in the diaper fluff. In hospitals we routinely weigh the diaper to determine output. Kids who like to drink often may go more but I worry when they go < once every 6hrs. ...Read more
See below: Knowing your age & gender might add more useful info for providing an answer. Suggest seeing a urologist to determine the cause of the enuresis. Medications may help some cases. Depends or similar product can help keep bed dry. ...Read more
When you change an adult diaper and it's just wet, are you supposed to wipe the area clean anyway?
What counts as a wet nappy/diaper for my 11 week old bubba? Sometimes its only slightly wet other times its soaking?
My stepson is 5 years old. He has never wet the bed. Not really even when he was in diapers. He has done it twice now recently. What can we do?
Yes: Although, the direct answer to this question is yes, i'd strongly recommend that she seek medical attention to determine the cause of her bed wetting. ...Read more
What can I give my two week old son for constipation. He has plenty of wet diapers day and night but it is hard for him to have a poopy one.?
Does it count as a wet diaper if the indicator is showing only a slight wetness or does it have to be soaking wet to count as a wet diaper? 11wk baby
Dehydration: If the baby is making a few very wet diapers, you can ignore the not very wet diapers. It is also important to know if the baby is drinking well, acting well and active, and is steadily gaining weight. If the baby is sick or has a fever, please call and let your doctor know. ...Read more
My son seems to be having a lot of very wet diapers all of a sudden. Could this be a sign of diabetes? He is 2 years old and hasn't lost any weight.
Drink more, pee more: When I hear hoof beats, I think of horses not zebras. More wetting does mean more fluid is passing through, but 2yo's often develop a drinking fetish, especially if it's sweet (juices are junk). The diabetic 2yo can quickly drop a pound a day & eats constantly at the same time. If u are concerned, let your dr do a urine test. If no sugar in the pee and the urine is dilute, gradually reduce the fluids. ...Read more
My niece's3mnth old she feeds on formul. She used to wet her diaper many times aday but since tuseday she barely wet one or two. And she is crying alday?
If my 2month old is sleeping 9hours a night is it normal for him to not get a wet diaper at that time?
Unusual: One problem with some modern diapers is the efficiency they have in pulling moisture away from baby. Particles of material woven into the fabric dry the moisture. In the hospital, we weigh diapers to determine urine production. Some diapers have a disclosure strip that turns color when they wet. Placing a square of toilet tissue in the diaper can detect voids. Going 9hrs without a little void is odd ...Read more
Breastfed baby having one blowout everyday for almost 2 weeks. Lots of wet diapers, no BM otherwise. She is teething. Can this be cause?
Probably not: Teething have been linked to several symptoms in infants, none of which have been properly studied scientifically. Teething gen. Causes irritation and inflammation, resulting in irritation and fever. While Diarrhea is more common probably due to erratic eating habits, constipation is rarer due to teething. BTW, no BM for a couple if days in an infant doesn't necessarily constitutes constipation ...Read more
My 6yo daughter still wets her bed every evening. She is potty trained during the day. Is this normal for a 6yo to use diapers at night?
No: If she has never achieved bladder control since birth (primary enuresis), she may respond well to ddavp (urine concentrating hormone) therapy. In case of poor response, alarm device attachable to underwear would be next treatment option which provides higher success rate. If bedwetting is a new event to her, a number of things have to be checked out, e.g., diabetes, bladder infection, etc. ...Read more
Baby 3 weeks old. Breastfed. Lots of wet diapers and poohs. Has gained birth weight. Sometimes only feeds for 5 mins. Is that long enough?
Efficiency: The breast has the ability to push milk in like the gas pumps at a Nascar race. In 5 min they get about 80% of what is there. Some babies look at feeds as just feeds and act this way. Some linger to enjoy the closeness and need the additional nurturing. If baby is filling out okay I would just enjoy the extra free time. ...Read more
Two of my brothers, age 11 and 9, wet their pants every night and still wears diaper. My mom have done very ways but not effective. What to do?
My newborn has not had a wet diaper in almost 24 hours she was born less than 5 days ago what are some things I can try before the emergency room?
If at all ill - ER!: If a newborn without a wet diaper for 24 hours is acting at all sick or lethargic, go immediately to see a physician. Newborns can get very sick very fast and one sign can be no urine output. It is unusual for a healthy newborn not to have a wet diaper for this long if breast or bottle feeding normally. They often have a bowel movement and urine after eating as a natural reflex. ...Read more
6w baby spat up a lot after a feeding and them ate fine a few hours later. Many wet diapers but slightly sunken Fontanelle. Dehydration? She was cryin
Worn/wet adult diapers for over a year by choice. Not going to stop, otherwise well-adjusted and successful. Regular doc will eventually ask what's up. Worried about how to answer when he does. Help?
The Truth: Yes, it's pretty unusual. You can let your doctor know what you are doing, or just not talk about it. Let him know you prefer it for whatever reason, and he should accept it. (this assumes you don't have any other issues going on). ...Read more
My formula fed 9 week old hasn't pooped in 5 days. He wets diapers & is gaining weight. Should I be worried?
What, me worry?: A 9-week-old baby who is acting alert and vigorous is probably fine. Weight gain, plenty of wet diapers, and a normal activity level are good indicators. If your baby's belly is swollen and tender, that needs evaluation now. Call your provider and ask how - or if -you may safely stimulate a bowel momement. You sound like a very conscientious parent. Lucky baby. Lgromkomd. ...Read more