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Number Of Diapers For Newborn
"CHANGES" daily: On the first day of life, the baby may pee only 1-2 times and poop only 1-2 times. As the days go by, this increases on a daily basis. Day 2 pees 3-5 times, maybe a couple of poops. Also depends on whether you breast or formula feed. By the end of the first week, they are usually peeing or pooping every couple of hours, so you usually go through about 10-12 diapers daily by that time. ...Read more
How long should a newborn be awake afrer feeding and diaper chsnge? My month old only sleeps approx 2-3 hours during the day. Thanks!
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Newborn uncircumcised boy always cries when pees but only if his diaper is on. If it's off, he pees and doesn't get upset. any idea why?
Vasaline fine: I find unscented vasaline a great barrier skin treatment for kids prone to diaper rash.It may not help heal skin that is already broken down but does prevent it from worsening while the body heals. Cornstarch is often used by those who like the drying effect, but i find it more food for germs than a treatment.Once it is moistened by sweat it feeds pleanty of skin germs.I avoid it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep dry and clean: Many diaper rashes in newborns are due to irritation of the skin. Both stool and urine can cause irritation. Keeping the area clean and dry can help it to heal. Use mild baby wipes or just water to clean the area. Using a mild moisture barrier such as vaseline can help prevent recurrence. See your doctor if the rash continues or worsens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer