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How to prevent urinary tract infection in toddlers?
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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Depends
Is your toddler potty trained? If yes there are 2 very important things 1.
Make sure they are voiding often ( every 2 hours by the click during the day) 2. Make sure they are not getting constipated... They should be pooping every day and their poop should be soft. Make sure they are drinking plenty of fluids. Remember that utis in toddlers are rarely dangerous unless associated with a high fever.

In brief: Depends
Is your toddler potty trained? If yes there are 2 very important things 1.
Make sure they are voiding often ( every 2 hours by the click during the day) 2. Make sure they are not getting constipated... They should be pooping every day and their poop should be soft. Make sure they are drinking plenty of fluids. Remember that utis in toddlers are rarely dangerous unless associated with a high fever.
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Dr. George Klauber
Girls should also be taught to spread their thighs when urinating to prevent vaginal urine trapping which can increase risk of UTIs. They can also try sitting backwards on toilet seat, this both ensures that thighs are apart and kids can hold onto toilet seat in front and reduce feeling that they might fall in.
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
In brief: Mainly for girls
Change asap after bowel movement if still in diapers.
Cotton underwear if out of diapers. Never use bubble bath. Avoid constipation and treat if necessary. Teach to sit on potty with thighs spread to avoid vaginal trapping of urine. Avoid telling to push out urine when potty training, just sit on potty & tell child to make shhhh. Boys with recurrent utis may be candidates for circumcision.

In brief: Mainly for girls
Change asap after bowel movement if still in diapers.
Cotton underwear if out of diapers. Never use bubble bath. Avoid constipation and treat if necessary. Teach to sit on potty with thighs spread to avoid vaginal trapping of urine. Avoid telling to push out urine when potty training, just sit on potty & tell child to make shhhh. Boys with recurrent utis may be candidates for circumcision.
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