How to Diaper a Baby

Early Elimination Habits: When to Contact Your Healthcare Provider

  • If your baby has fewer than three wet and two soiled diapers a day after the first 48 hours or fewer than six wet and three soiled diapers by the fifth day.
  • If you see blood, pus or mucus in the stool.
  • If your baby has watery stools, you should mention it. (Loose stools are generally not a cause for concern.)

Complete Baby and Child Care by Dr. Miriam Stoppard (Dorling Kindersley) and What to Expect the First Year by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Murkoff and Sandee E. Hathaway (Workman).

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