Stage 2 Baby Food....Exploding Diaper

Dayna - posted on 01/19/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My twins have been eating food since about 3 1/2 months. They have taken well to Stage 1 (Gerber) and Rice cereal (Gerber) very well. They have taken to Barley ceral with no problems. I have been trying to switch them over to Stage 2 and no matter how little I give them, they are exploding out of their diapers when they have a movement. They are tired of having to take a dip in the tub after each movement and so am I. They are not vomitting and do not have any rashes so I do not think they are allergic. I just think it is a little more fiber than their little bodies are use to and the prunes did not get them prepared enough for it. I am ready to give up and keep them on Stage 1 a little while longer but then again think I should keep them on the Stage 2 until they get use to it eventually. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you everyone in advance.

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My son explodes his diapers every time.. and he is only on stage 1. It ruins his outfits and everything. He has been that way since birth though. Try a different diaper size or brand maybe? Some diapers, like pampers, work best for my son. I don't think it has anything to do with food allergies though.

Fiona - posted on 01/19/2010

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The advice I have been given regarding changes is it can take up to three weeks for the body to adjust to the change. I have recently moved my son onto Stage 2 formula (S26) and it all seemed good for a while, but I had about a week of very firm stools. He was still managing to go twice a day so thankfully he wasn't constipated, but it made it very hard for him to go. He has adjusted now, and we are back to normal consistency. I would suggest to keep up with it, maybe just reduce the amount for a while and slowly increase it again?

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