Kelly - posted on 01/25/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )
My son is 18 months old. Around Xmas, he started with these grainy stools that leave this sand like stuff all over his skin and it is impossible to get it off. He did this for a couple days, and then it stopped, so I figured it was just all the cookies & junk food he ate at family members houses.
Well, a week later it returned in the form of very loose and foul smelling stools. I figured he had gotten into some more junk food at someone elses house and didn't really think about it. But it has not gone away now.
His doctor said he probably ate something off the floor but I am 100% sure that is not the case. I'm worried about celiac disease, allergies, or maybe he's just eating too much fruit? I've searched the internet and can't find much at all. He has a doctors appointment for his 18 month check up in a couple weeks and if this is still happening, I'm bringing a sample and making him send it out for tests.
He is otherwise very healthy, great appetite, happy, wonderful baby boy. His behavior is excellent and he has a great vocabulary and social skills so I am not worried about autism or anything like that. He has never had anything more than the sniffles.
Does anyone have any idea what could be causing grainy stool? Like I said, I'm 100% sure he has not eaten sand or dirt or anything like that. It's not coming from the diaper itself as he actually pooped in the tub the other day and it was just as grainy.