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    Default wet diaper count - when there aren't enough...

    when do you get concerned?

    ds had 3 very soaked diapers between 5am and noon today. Then we went to the park. Between noon and 7pm, he only had 2 "not quite wet" diapers. I kept him in the shade at the park but it was warmer than I expected so I'm thinking that might be why he hasn't peed in a while. He also had very short nursing sessions at the park (2 of them that only lasted about 5 minutes each - at 2 and 4 o'clock). Since we've been home he had one more "quick" nursing session at 6pm and then 2 regular-length nursing sessions (10 minutes each) at 7 and again at 7:30. He finished nursing and I just put him to bed. When should I worry? Or should I give it some more time?
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    If he's otherwise acting normal, with no other symptoms of illness, then I'm betting you'll see a soaked diaper here in a bit. The two normal nursing sessions this evening sound quite reassuring. Let us know how it goes!
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    Default Re: wet diaper count - when there aren't enough...

    Thanks Shannon! I just checked and there's not really any pee yet. But he's was quite pleasant and happy all day (with absolutely no signs of illness) so I'll check back in the morning and let you know how the night went.
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    Default Re: wet diaper count - when there aren't enough...

    Age of baby has a factor in all that too - as they get older their patterns change...
    Also keep in mind what constitutes a 'wet diaper' It's not a soaked one
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    Default Re: wet diaper count - when there aren't enough...

    also I've notice that when we have been out and about she pees less...
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    Default Re: wet diaper count - when there aren't enough...

    update: completely soggy diaper at 4am when he woke up to feed. Another normal wet diaper when we got up for the day around 8.

    So, I guess with the summer here, this could happen again? Is the general consensus to wait it out and nurse him more frequently if this were to happen again? Is there a magic number where I should get concerned (a certain number of hours without pee)?

    hmmm, come to think of it, I had 2 bottles of water at the park I don't recall going to the bathroom either
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    Default Re: wet diaper count - when there aren't enough...

    I get completely freaked out when DD goes over 12 hours at night w/o pee. She always ends up peeing several big pees in a row but this has happened about 3 times and it always worries me!
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