Weird green poop in diapers that stain skin

Sarah - posted on 04/23/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )




Last Saturday and today I changed my little boy's diaper and it was bright green and it had stained his skin a little. It was only one diaper in the day, though. Is that weird? Should I worry about it? What the heck does it mean?


Bonnie - posted on 02/23/2013




My son just had the exact same thing happen. I changed his diaper, his poo was bright green and it stained his bum. he didn't eat anything out of the ordinary. I've changed many diapers and many babies and toddlers and never seen anything like this ever???? His bum is stained!!!!

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My little guy had a stomack bug so I gave him purple pedialyte and his poop came out neon anything purple or blue will do that.

Joy - posted on 04/25/2009




my son gets very green poop when he is teething...they say it is fever coming out of their bodies but who knows??

Erin-louise - posted on 04/23/2009




I don't know how old your son is but has he had anything blue to eat or drink. With my kids if they have anything blue, they get green poop.

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Natalie - posted on 04/15/2010




i dont know what to tell u but my son who is 18months had a green poo acouple of weeks ago (his was more a greeny blue colour and smells really bad) and i thought it may have just been something he had eaten because he had just come back from his dads place but last night i changed another one and ive had him so i know he hasnt eaten anythin different, has only been drinkin water,and orange juice and know that he hasnt gotten into anything he shouldnt so im stumped and was abit woried thats y i was lookin on the internet for an answer but as yet still havent found much so ill wait and see if it happens again and one person said all u can do is put the nappie in a zip lock bag and take it to the docter so i guess ill do that lol anyway if u get any answers please pass them on

Jeanne - posted on 05/06/2009




If it stained the skin it very well could have been from the frosting on the cake. We went to a restaurant and my kids had a purple milkshake and when the youngest (in Diapers) pooped a few days later her poop was blueish and it stained her skin.

Libby - posted on 04/27/2009




Are you feeding any baby food yet? Perhaps that has something to do with it...maybe too much green in the diet. I've also heard of having too much of the orange foods like yams and stuff.

Eileen - posted on 04/26/2009




I would give osme serious though to what the little one ate that day.. esp if he's onthe move.. what oculd he have gotten into that you may have overlooked?

I have seen eveyrthing from electric purple, following gatorade to black/green after a pint (yes one child!) of blueberries...

I've even heard of kids eating green crayons.. and well..yep came through them still green!

If its stianed his skin its most likely somthing containing a chemical dye.. they don't break down and digest as well as organic ones.. any chance he found an easter egg or two that was forgotten about?any treats with food coloring in them?

Infections, high amounts of mucous and even bile can come out green, even burn the skin,but even with my fourth, who was very sick with these a lot, we never saw staining..

Chances are he's eaten something both days that did it!

Jocelyn - posted on 04/24/2009




my son gets forest green poop after he eats black licorice (and it has occasionally stained his bum). has he eaten anything that has very dark colouring?

Sarah - posted on 04/23/2009




He is 14 months old and not breast or formula fed anymore. He eats whatever we eat. We went to a birthday party last Saturday (the first time I saw it) where he ate a little bit of that green frosting they put on cupcakes. I thought it was that at first, but could it have come back five days later? Either way, thanks for your thoughts.

Tara - posted on 04/23/2009




Is your son breast or formula fed? That can make a difference. I had to switch to formula for my daughter because my milk dried up due to a bad uterine infection. When I switched her to formula, her poop turned this strange chalkboard green color, and stayed that way until she started eating solids. My doc said it was some of the vitamins and the extra iron in the formula, and not to worry, most babies that get formula get that type of poop at least some of the time, generally most of the time until they start on solids.

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