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  • Which Diaper is the Best

    Which Diapers Are Better for the Planet?

    As a father and pediatrician, I’ve changed many diapers — enough to teach me that diapers are a daily reminder that as humans we deplete resources as we consume, and we make messes with our waste. Those landfill diapers that are so easily tossed into the trash are clearly a major ecological issue. But what […]

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  • Urate Crystals

    Urate Crystals

    We have been finding orange smudges in our son’s urine-only diapers, what is causing this? This is not in every diaper but maybe 2 or 3 in a week. Should we be worried?

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  • The Consistency of Poop

    The Consistency of Poop

    As long as your child is in diapers, every single bowel movement will be right there for you to see at changing time. The first bowel movements are the thick, sticky, tarry meconium stools formed while the baby is still inside you. During the first week, though, these give way, starting a parade of stool […]

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  • Diapers & Infertility?

    Diapers & Infertility?

    In boys, the scrotal sac is marvelously designed to maintain the testicles within a narrow temperature range, just below normal body temperature. When it is cold out, the sac constricts and draws the testicles close to the body for warmth; when hot, the sac is loose to keep them cooler.

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  • Disposable Diapers

    Disposable Diapers

    In our online community, someone inquired about a baby who had eaten some of the gel out of her diaper. I was pleased to answer this query, but I want to be sure that every parent and grandparent and sitter knows about Poison Control Centers. This free 24-hour service is the first place to call […]

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  • Treating Diaper Rash

    Treating Diaper Rash

    I have a 15 month old daughter that has the worst case of diaper rash we’ve ever seen. It started awhile after she had taken some antibiotics. It is bright red with little blisters. We’ve been using Desinex. We…

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