Teething & Poopy Nappies

Marcia - posted on 02/24/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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Hi ladies. my son is 1 year old and has 8 teeth. He's been teething again the past 3 weeks and has been having 3-4 dirty nappies a day at the moment. Usually it's morning and night, but more with the teething.



But today has been something else. I did one dirty nappy late this morning, then 1 an hour later. Then another about half an our after that and he just done another one 20mins later. This can't be right can it...so frequently?? I've tried to give him his lunch but he had abot half of his potatoes and not even half the main meal.



Poor little man keeps shouting, no...oh no, poo!



Should I try and give him more dry stuff today, because it's more like infant pooy nappies than that of a toddler that eats solids?



Thanks inadvance.

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Elizabeth - posted on 02/28/2010

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My daughter is 13 months old and we recently went through the same thing. She was having 4 to 6 dirty nappies a day and pretty runny ones too. Aswell as really bad nappy rash. We just kept doing everything pretty much the same. She's all back to normal now and has 3 molar teeth.

Kristine - posted on 02/27/2010

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Hi Marcia; Having had seven children thus far, I know they all react differently to teething... for me my boys handled it far worse than my girls did. They had very frequent bowel movements, and got extremely red even though I changed them immediately. During these times I gave them a lot of bananas & rice & yogurt. That seemed to help. I also kept their diapers dry, changing them just about every hour (I know, expensive, but then their little bottoms didn't have a chance to get more irritated). I used zInc oxide, or silver-sol on their bottoms, with powder sometimes; I also used a product called "Little Goats" which is really thick and creates a great protective barrier. This actually lasted almost 3 weeks w/ my one son (ugh), but after the molars poked through, he was fine! Poor little guy! Hope this helps! Blessings :)

Sarah - posted on 03/01/2010

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My son had horrendous nappies all through teething and as soon as a tooth came through back to normal. My daughter isnow doing the same thing and the trick is to just change them as and when frequently. All will be well in no time at all.

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Claire - posted on 03/22/2010

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Hi Marcia, my daughther Holly just went through the same thing very normal from what i have been told just keep giving plenty of fluids and bathing every night helps with sore bottom xxxx

Kim - posted on 02/28/2010

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Don't worry it is pretty normal. Like everyone said keep him hydrated and feed him bland foods. Like when you first started introducing food. It should help the stools harden up.

Caroline - posted on 02/28/2010

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I think my son is going through the same. Last week two days of runny poos, then one night of screaming for 5 hours for no apparent reason, and last two days a high temp. He has been chewing on everything for months and dribbling like crazy, but seems off his food a bit this week. I'm expecting some molars to poke through soon... if not then I have no idea what's been going on lately!
Also, just to say, when things are normal he doesn't just poo once a day... he usually goes after every meal - so 3 times a day on average!

REBECCA - posted on 02/27/2010

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my daughter doesnt goe thru this when shes teething and she is 13 months and nearly all her teeth.when she teethin she just does goes off her food and doesnt really eat,so i make sure she gets her fluids but you should go doctors just to be on the safe side.i know you always shouldnt worry about your kid when any think seems wrong but i take my daughter any time i get worried or contact my health visitor for advice.ring your health visitor and doctor and just ask them.they will give you the best answer x

Amythyst - posted on 02/26/2010

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my daughter went through this (13 months almost 12 teeth, 4 molars all coming in withen the last 2 months). bananas and plain crackers/oatmeal seem to be helping a lot with the wet poops, back to one solid poo a day.

Marilou - posted on 02/26/2010

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hi, im a dentist and a mom of 14 month old baby. Its usually normal that teething accompanies frequent pooing and usually watery but too frequent might means something so its safer to bring him to his pediatrician and have a stool exam to find out if there's any bacteria that might be the cause of his too frequent bowels.

Crystle - posted on 02/26/2010

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hello my daughter has been doing the same thing or i should say was doing the same thing. would wake up at 1 in the morning just screaming. my husband and i didnt know why she was doing this until about 2 weeks later we noticed she got 3 molar teeth in and within a few days the early morning wake with poop just stopped and she got her last molar in. he is most likely teething.

Lauren - posted on 02/26/2010

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My dr said that the new variety of foods that we're giving our kids and simply teething both cause differences in their poops. My Izzy gets runny poops when she teethes really badly. Like everyone has said, keep your child hydrated and stick with the stuff that makes you feel better when you're not feeling good - plain toast, white rice, simple stuff. And I also recommend a little soak in the bathtub with a little powdered Dreft in it - good for their little butts when they're sore.

Sheryn - posted on 02/26/2010

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Having similar issues with my son,think its pretty normal for this stage with teething.But if your concerned ask your GP

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Definitely hydrate him. Just clean water, don't use that expensive pedialyte junk. Electrolytes can help, but I suggest buying electrolytes powder form by EmergenC.

Put some oil on his booty too, it may be hurting always pooping. (olive oil, coconut oil etc)

It sounds like a lot to have 3-4 dirty nappies a day. Is it diarrhea? Filling his tummy with breads may fix the symptom but not cure the problem. Keep him hydrating and have water-rich foods such as veggies and fruits. How long has he been pooping so often for?

Sarah - posted on 02/25/2010

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My daughter is going thru the same thing right now. I just keep plenty of fluids in her. If its super runny try giving him some pedialyte, my pediatrician told me to only give her the clear (no flavor) kind. She is my first but from I've been told it's pretty normal. Also if he is getting diaper rash from it, because Hayden is, I give her a bath every evening which seems to really help clear it up.

Babette - posted on 02/24/2010

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I suggest to avoid any dairy and keep giving him dry foods like boiled potato and toast just in case he has a tummy ache. Usually some babies have a loss of appetite and over active bowel movements, but since its a bit out of the ordianry just be a bit more cautious. Apparently it's usally around this time the teething is the worst and most painful for them so just keep an eye on his teperature and give him LOTS of water and a little bit of juice to keep up his fluids.. If it's still around for more then 24 hours take him to your GP.

Heather - posted on 02/24/2010

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maybe try some yogurt. there might be something bothering his tummy. (could be the excess saliva. the bacteria in the yogurt might help. if not you may want to talk to his dr.

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