This is kinda gross...

Katt - posted on 01/12/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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The past 4 diapers my daughter has had (poopy ones) looks like it has dirt in it and the dirt looking stuff is hard to wipe off. Now I live in Alberta so theres lots of snow here now way she has eaten dirt. I was wondering if I should be worried or if this is normal.

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Kimberly - posted on 01/12/2010

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More than likely it is something she has ate lately. As long as your daughter is drinking plenty of fluids I would not worry too much. If it is really bothering you it would not hurt to call and get your doctor's advice.

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Lissa - posted on 04/22/2011

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Poop that looks like coffee grounds can be a sign of bleeding somewhere in the intestine, take her to the doctor.

Erin - posted on 04/22/2011

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What if the grainy bits DO look like coffee grounds? My daughter's do and she is covered in rash from head to toe, even her eyelids and under her eyes and the under eye part has become all dark looking as well recently... I'm worried!
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I've seen the same thing from my youngest. I can't say that I can relate it to any food, but it does seem to happen when she has juice. She seems to have issues with juices. As others have mentioned pears, it very well could be the pear juice in many juices today. Definitely take a look at what she's eaten in the past 24 hours.

Krystal - posted on 01/12/2010

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It's normal, my son used to do that. It normally is from the formula. it also happens when you switch foods.

Nicole - posted on 01/12/2010

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As long as it doesn't look like black coffee grounds, it is perfectly normal. Depending on her diet, this will happen periodically. If it progresses, or starts to resemble coffee grounds, call her doctor.

Rosie - posted on 01/12/2010

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this happens when my kids are constipated. if you're still worried though ask your dr.

Melissa - posted on 01/12/2010

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i think you should just wait it out for a few more days...i have 4 kids, and i think its probaly nothing.

Christina - posted on 01/12/2010

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As long as it's dirt looking and not coffee grounds it should be fine. Figure out what she's been eating and it'll probably tell you what the poop is. If you can't figure out what it is call the doc. Also, if you decide to take her in be prepared to take a sample.

Veronica - posted on 01/12/2010

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Has she recently started eating pears? This happened to me too. If not I heard someone say her ped said her daughter had worms. I think it's usually pears. They are gritty and babies can't digest the grit so it comes out like sand. You can "crunch" the babyfood pears between your teeth. It's worse if you have been feeding "real" pears.



Good luck!

Heather - posted on 01/12/2010

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how old is she? She maybe needs some more fluid. Your best bet would be to call your dr and ask their advice.

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