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.)

Sources:
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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