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Orange Color In Diaper
Not to worry: They are crystals of uric acid and calcium and are most likely due to the mild dehydration that occurs in the newborn period while waiting for mom's milk to come in. They disappear quickly once the baby is eating well and there are no long term issues associated with them. They are very common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 4 months 12lb. He's been sleeping through the night for the last 2 weeks. His diaper was orange tinted this morning. What does this mean?
Brick dust?: Urate crystals (commonly called "brick dust") are a combo of calcium and urate, substances normally found in urine. Crystals of the substance often form, leaving a red-orange stain in the diaper. More likely if baby is a little dehydrated or urine is very concentrated. Make sure he is getting enough feeds during the day and if it continues, talk to your sons doctor. ...Read more
3 yo-old had G.I. bug wk ago. Urine in diaper has orange tint at times. This morning there were org streaks on pad of diaper. Drinking again. Worry?
Dark urine: Darkening of the urine is usually caused by dehydration (concentrated urine) or staining from supplements (orange drinks) or medications. Occassionally, small amounts of blood can give the urine a dark or tea colored appearance, a condition which should be evaluated by your physician immediately. ...Read more
My son has orange peachy spots in his diaper from time to time, it is usually one small spot where his penis would lay,pls what could this be?
My 3 yo had GI bug wk ago. urine has orange tint after. Put cottonball in diaper. Even urine on cotton looks orange. Squeeze urine out. YELLOW. Worry?
My 6 month old breastfeed baby just started solids and this morning I noticed a orange dot in his diaper. Should I be calling the doctor?
Not yet: If you give him baby jar food, it often contains carotene, which is yellow/orange, and some undigested color may pass through in the stool. Another thing that causes an orange dot in the diaper when he urinates is the reaction of the urine with the drying agent some diapers have to absorb the wetness. It may show as an orange spot in the front where the urine hits the diaper. ...Read more
My 3 yo had GI bug 5 do. Since then urine in diaper has had orange tint. Put cottonball in diaper squeezed YELLOW urine out. Act, eating fine. Worry?
No worry: When urine that has uric acid crystals in it, which can happen if child is a little bit dehydrated or recovering from an illness, the uric acid crystals hit the gel beads in the diaper and these combine for the orange tint. We see this all the time in newborn's diapers because they excrete relatively more uric acid. That's why the cotton ball urine was yellow and the diaper is discolored! ...Read more
5 month old baby EBF, small orange/pink spot in 2 diapers; no fever, still drooling, pooping & peeing. Recent travel and now summer. ? Normal.
Usually crystals: The various breakdown products that end up in babies pee can form colored urate crystals that can have that appearance. This is something you can review with babies doc. ...Read more
Yes: I use it when i suspect a diaper rash caused by yeast. I use it in conjunction with some kind of anti fungal cream such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). Yeast diaper rashes are usually in the creases (but not always). You can google candidiasis if you want to see some images. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only everything ;): Just all the things you might need while out and about with a baby. Diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream, bottles, formula, diaper changing pad. Burp cloths, bibs, extra set of cloths for accidents. Medications, including tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or motrin, benedryl, Hydrocortisone and any daily mess your kid is on. Toys, distractors and snacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Speed change!: You want to be fast and prepared, have everything within arms reach, when you are changing a squirmer! you may need to change the baby on the floor, instead of a table, to minimize the chance of falls. Also, keep the baby distracted and his/her hands busy with a special toy while you sneak the clean diaper on! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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