My son is acting normal – slept for 13 hours woke up happy but had a dry diaper when he woke. He ate like normal and now 1 1/2 hours later still has not urinated. Should I be concerned?
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What To Do If Baby Isn’t Urinating, But Not Sick
14 hours without peeing is a long time for a baby. Offer your son some liquid and see if it helps. Could there be any reason why he would be dehydrated? The general guideline is that a baby should be urinating at least once every 1.5 hours and certainly not go without urinating for longer than 6 hours. If he starts to become very tired or get a fever, is fussy or shows any other sign of illness or pain, contact a doctor immediately.
Most often, babies do pass urine, but the parents won’t notice. This is because disposable diapers are so efficent in soaking up the urine. If you tear his old diaper apart, you can examine the small beads in there. If they are warm or if they smell urine, your son has urinated.
My recommendation is to call the Dr, offer liquid to your son and examine his diaper – all right now.
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