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My almost nine month old has been having a mustardy horrible smelling explosive diarrhea for three days now.. going on about three times a day. He also has not been wanting baby food during this time either. He has never been sick not even with a cold. He has no runny nose, no fever, no cough...however he is teething and he has been more fussy than normal. Hes not having many wet diapers either and i know hes getting dehydrated.. im doing everything i was ever told keeping liquids coming.. i just dont know whether i should take him in or not. Its NEVER been this bad (as in the diarrhea)

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Asked by Proudparent707 at 8:57 AM on Sep. 13, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Keep pushing fluids, and then give his pediatrician a call, the nurse will let you know if you should bring him in.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 8:58 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • If you are unsure about taking him to the doctor, call the doctor's office and ask to speak to his nurse. She will know more than we will and can get you in asap if you need to go.

    Answer by scout_mom at 8:58 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • If this is something new take him in even if its just teeth they will want to know if he is getting dehydrated.

    Answer by countryhotmama at 8:59 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • poor baby! diarrhea is common during teething. Offer something for the teething like homeopathic tablets (found in many stores) or some orajel (you can also ask the pharmacist for Hurricain which is safe for children in small amts), and offer some pedialyte for the dehydration. Dehydration is dangerous so I would call the dr. if the pedialyte doesnt seem to help and the diarrhea continues

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 9:00 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I would take him to the dr. 3 days f this is hard on little guys. I am betting its teething though like Owl said.

    Answer by BlacksheepSati at 9:09 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Get to the Doctor. Dehydration is serious. I don't mean to scare you...could be Roto the poopie grainy? Don't mess around call the doctor..knowledge is powerful and peace of mind is bliss. Good Luck

    Answer by AvonMom247 at 9:36 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • For teething, I found that a frozen wet washcloth helped my son more than anything else. He even enjoyed just cold washclothes. He'd chew on it, and suck the water out, which would keep him hydrated, and sooth his teeth. Good luck! Also, try making your own juice pops with a diluted juice, and he can suck on those, which will both help the teeth, and the dehydration. GL!

    Answer by BisketLiss at 9:57 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • thanks ladies.. im taking him in :)

    Comment by Proudparent707 (original poster) at 10:25 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • If he is breastfeeding that will help prevent dehydration. Sometimes breastfed babies will have changes in stools and will eat less and nurse more. It could be in response to a virus that caused the diarrhea in the first place and the increased nursing makes the stools lose. It's a good thing if it's a virus because your baby's body is trying to get the virus out with the diarrhea. If breastfeeding often (8-12 times a day) your baby doesn't need other fluids. 

    You say your baby hasn't been wanting baby food. If you mean commercial baby food your baby may not want it because it doesn't taste good. Babies can eat regular food at 6 mo and don't need baby food.


    Answer by Gailll at 11:52 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

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