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Hot day and very dry diapers???

Posted by on Aug. 12, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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We had a long day today which consisted of a few hours outside in 100 degree heat. She was kept out of the sun, and nursed the same amount as usual, but her diapers were unusually dry today. She had one really wet one and one poopy, but the rest were hardly soiled at all. Could this be a sign of dehydration? Or, do you think it was just sweated out instead of peed?
by on Aug. 12, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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maggiandmike
by Bronze Member on Aug. 12, 2012 at 8:30 PM
Is she in cloth diapers or disposable?
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MusherMaggie
by Platinum Member on Aug. 12, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Probably--she may nurse more tonight & tomorrow to make up for it--just watch the diaper count for the next couple of days.

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hottamolly00
by Member on Aug. 12, 2012 at 8:32 PM
Disposable.
lizmartinez
by on Aug. 12, 2012 at 8:33 PM



Quoting MusherMaggie:

Probably--she may nurse more tonight & tomorrow to make up for it--just watch the diaper count for the next couple of days.


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momma2b2008
by on Aug. 12, 2012 at 8:35 PM
This. My youngest doesn't nurse very well on really hot days (she gets all hot and sweaty) but she will nurse all night long (we co-sleep) to make up for it and will wake up with soaking wet diapers.

Also poopy diapers count as 2 wet diapers!


Quoting MusherMaggie:

Probably--she may nurse more tonight & tomorrow to make up for it--just watch the diaper count for the next couple of days.

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hottamolly00
by Member on Aug. 12, 2012 at 8:38 PM
Got it... So I'll make sure to get to bed early to prepare for the wake up calls.
PinkButterfly66
by Member on Aug. 12, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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You can check for dehydration by pinching up the skin on the top of her hand and if it springs back right away, she's not dehydrated.

K8wizzo
by Kate on Aug. 12, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Make sure that you up your water intake on hot days.  I'd be willing to be that you were both sweating more than usual.  She might have a marathon nursing day tomorrow or she may be normal... just watch her counts.

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