My 9-month-old baby pees frequently but it has begun to smell strong, especially the nappy I change first thing in the morning. She drinks 19ozs of milk a day and has water at every mealtime. Her pee is not dark in colour and she doesn’t seem to be in any discomfort, but I am concerned with this sudden change in smell.
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Smelly Urine In Infants
Sometimes a baby’s pee can smell strong because they have a Urinary Tract Infection but it is usually accompanied by fever and a lot of crying.
Your baby seems to be getting enough fluids so I would try giving your baby a little bit of cranberry juice for babies.
Sometimes their pee just smells strong because of something different they ate or drank. If this smell is still bothering you I would go to the Dr and get it checked out just to be safe. Write down what the baby eats and drinks for a day or two before you go and I am sure your doctor can narrow it down to what is causing the smell.
If your baby doesn’t have any other symptoms she is probably just eating something that’s making it smell bad. The fact that the first diaper in the morning is the most smelly one is completely normal. The diaper hasn’t been changed for several hours and can certainly begin to smell even if the baby is completely healthy.
I hope this helps,
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