By the time you’ve seen your newborn’s first stinky diaper, you’re already concerned about the stench.
What if your baby gets stinky when they poop?
How much poop will that mean?
But for those parents who are concerned about what your baby may ingest, it may be hard to know what to look for.
The scientific community is divided over the best way to spot stinky diapers, with a plethora of theories on what to do and when to do it.
The bottom line is that the best approach to prevent stinky poop is to avoid putting your baby in diapers that smell.
If you do choose to put your baby on a diaper that has a stinky odor, try to avoid wearing the diaper for a long period of time and keeping your baby warm.
When to avoid diaper rash When a diaper rash appears, it can be caused by bacteria or viruses that can be passed through the diaper.
If your baby has a rash, your first step is to get your baby tested for streptococcus bacteria.
To determine whether your baby is infected with streptococcosis, you’ll need to take a sample from your baby.
To get the test results, call your doctor’s office.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that babies should get the streptospirosis test at least two weeks before they are due for a diaper change.
After you get your test results and take your baby home, get your child tested for any other infections that could be caused during the diaper change, like urinary tract infections.
If any of these are ruled out, your baby should have their diaper change immediately.
If it’s an infection, your doctor may want to repeat the test.
If both tests show streptosporiasis, your child will likely need to have their change performed at the same time.
A diaper rash can also occur from a diaper break or other trauma.
If this happens, your pediatrician can recommend a diaper-cleanup and cleaning plan for your child.
To avoid diaper rashes, your children should be allowed to sleep in their own diaper.
To prevent diaper rash, it helps to wash your baby and your child’s diapers regularly, and wash your child in the sink.
This ensures the diaper stays clean for you and your family, and will help prevent the bacteria from spreading.
If all else fails, a doctor may recommend that you let your baby nurse while you do your diaper change and take a poop sample.
This is the best treatment for your baby, but you can use this advice to help your child avoid diaper break rash.