My Son Did Not Urinate for 6hrs
My son 18 months old did not urinate for 6hrs, is it wrong? I am worried that he is sick, but he seems ok.
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Young Toddler Not Peeing - Normal?
I agree with you that 6 hours seems like a long time for an 18 months old to not pee, at least if it was during day time. If he didn't urinate for 6 hours at night and he doesn't feed at night, it can be completely normal.
Did he eat and drink as usual during these hours?
When he did urinate, was the pee light colored and with a mild smell? If the urine seems to be concentrated (dark yellow, sharp smell), then your son might simply need to drink some more water.
If he shows no other signs of illness, I wouldn't worry too much, just make sure you offer him liquid on a regular basis. Even just a mouth full now and then is much better than nothing. An 18 month baby is often very active and on the go, so it can sometimes be a bit difficult to get them to stop to eat or drink. You can provide him with a bottle or sippy cup of water
to carry around and feed himself. (Just don't put anything else than water in the bottle, to prevent cavities.
It is also possible that you are experiencing your son's first signs of bladder control
. Although quite early and 6 hours is a very long time, it may be that he has been holding it a bit longer than usual on purpose.
If your baby does seem ill, seems to be in any kind of pain, is not eating or drinking, has a fever, smelly urine or signs of blood in his urine, contact a doctor.
I hope this helps!
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