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Have a 3 month old baby, formula feed & has had 15 dirty diaper between 2 days. Is that normal?

Have a 3 month old baby, formula feed & has had 15 dirty diaper between 2 days. Is that normal?

I assume: you mean by "dirty diaper" diapers containing stool. 7 or 8 stools per day may not be unusual, but if it is a big change from previously, you should take your baby to her pediatrician. If she is making fewer urine soaked diapers, it could mean she's dehydrated and needs prompt evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 4 weeks old baby to have poop right after his bottle milk? He almost have 10 or more dirty diaper a day now?

Is it normal for a 4 weeks old baby to have poop right after his bottle milk? He almost have 10 or more dirty diaper a day now?

Depends: A breast fed baby can have a small smear of poo with every feed or a giant blowout once every week.Normal volume is about 1/2 cup/day at 4wks. See the dr if concerned. ...Read more

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My 16 month old had a dirty diaper earlier and part of it was black and the other part looked like clay what does this mean?

My 16 month old had a dirty diaper earlier and part of it was black and the other part looked like clay what does this mean?

Need to check: If the baby has been eating well, has no signs of stomach ache and this is the only time the BM looks like that, it is probably no worrisome. However, he/she needs to be check by the pediatrician to make sure it is not blood that has turned the BM black. It is not very common though. ...Read more

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How can you prevent the babies from diaper rash?

How can you prevent the babies from diaper rash?

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

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How to prevent the babies from getting diaper rash?

How to prevent the babies from getting diaper rash?

Best treatment: Is frequent diaper changes and use of barrier cream with zinc oxide... If that doesn't help, you may be dealing with a yeast infection and may need an antifungal cream as well. ...Read more

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Ok I have seen the doctors 2 separate times on this and was told it was a form of staff but I'm not getting how my son would even get this. I change his diaper all the time so it's not like he is dirty down there at all. I thought staff is a life thing on

Ok I have seen the doctors 2 separate times on this and was told it was a form of staff but I'm not getting how my son would even get this. I change his diaper all the time so it's not like he is dirty down there at all. I thought staff is a life thing on

Staph: Staphylococcal bacteria is everywhere around us. Bullous impetigo in the diaper area, which is blisters caused by staph bacteria is fairly common. It should be able to be treated with antibiotics and an anti bacterial ointment. It has nothing to do with you changing his diaper. If it is persistent, see an infectious disease doctor, to be sure it is not a resistant strain. ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot get my babies diaper rash to go away?

What to do if I cannot get my babies diaper rash to go away?

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

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Can sharing baby wipes between babies in a church nursery spread disease? What about diaper changing surfaces that may not be cleaned between kids?

Can sharing baby wipes between babies in a church nursery spread disease? What about diaper changing surfaces that may not be cleaned between kids?

Baby wipes: Sharing baby wipes & unclean diaper changing surfaces & no hand washing can of course spread germs & infection among infants & also daycare staff. You need to complain to the person in charge about this problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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