+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Cairns, Australia
    Posts
    402
    Thanks
    53
    Thanked
    159
    Reviews
    4

    Default Increased stools and teething

    Hi all,

    My daughter ha just cut her first tooth today. I can feel a sharp little tip poking out of her bottom gum.

    Unfortunately it has been accompanied by 6 poos today. 4 were only quite small but I'm concerned because she normally only does one per day. They also smell really bad.

    Is this normal and to be expected with teething or is there something more to it. I checked her temp tonight and it is normal. Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    551
    Thanks
    779
    Thanked
    175
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Sounds really normal to me, my 3 all had frequent acidy poo's when teething, I had to use a barrier cream as it can really sting their bottoms.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    4,953
    Thanks
    3,680
    Thanked
    1,949
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Im pretty sure my 9 month old is teething and she did 4 big poos today - usually only one. Ive heard they can smell worse too x

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2,726
    Thanks
    1,520
    Thanked
    1,957
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    An interesting read with regard to teething:
    http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/...fant-teething/

    In short, there's no evidence that teething is associated with any of the long list of symptoms etc. that people often attribute to it. The most likely explanation is that since both teething and illness are extremely common occurrences during roughly 6-24 months, people tend to associate symptoms of illnesses with the teething.

    Personally though if it's just one day I wouldn't be worried, as so many things can affect a baby's poo...illness, something they ate (food or otherwise) etc.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,831
    Thanks
    1,054
    Thanked
    1,215
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    My DD2 had a terrible time with runny, acidic poo when she was teething. She used to end up with a blistered raw bottom. it was awful. As a pp suggested, maybe use some sort of barrier cream for a few days till you work out if the 2 are linked.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Cairns, Australia
    Posts
    402
    Thanks
    53
    Thanked
    159
    Reviews
    4
    Thanks for your replies ladies. She managed to sleep from 7 to 5am with no problem but is up now and in half an hour has done 2 poos. I think it's going to be a long day. They aren't diarrhea at all just normal but high freq. hope she is ok

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Cairns, Australia
    Posts
    402
    Thanks
    53
    Thanked
    159
    Reviews
    4
    Hi @btmac she is 6 months. On basic solids like carrot, sweet potato etc. and has been for a month. No problems until yesterday. She is formula fed. She is drinking her bottle as normal and showing no sign of sickness

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    0
    Hello, I am new here, but wanted to share my own experience regarding the matter of teething and loose stools. We experienced the same confusion with my nephew when he was around 8 months old (he just had his first birthday last month ). He cut his first tooth around the last week of his seventh month. He ha been a bit cranky and moody for a couple of weeks before that and later we realized the reason for it. Anyway, after about two weeks, he started having loose stools 3-4 (sometimes 6) times a day and it naturally got my sister worried. But she found out that it often comes with teething.

    Later I did some internet research to find out the exact cause and I realized that not many sites are discussing this as a direct sign of teething, but associating it with the drooling that occurs when a baby cuts his first tooth. Here it says that too much saliva goes into the baby's stomach and works as a laxative, I guess to cause loose stools. I told my sister about and she asked her pediatrician, who said that it is indeed often believed to be the reason, but does not have strong medical evidence. But I think it does make sense. Sorry for such a long post, hope your daughter is fine now
    Last edited by Suesie; 06-10-2015 at 23:38.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Suesie For This Useful Post:

    bluemarlin  (25-08-2015)

  10. #9
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    4,607
    Thanks
    1,316
    Thanked
    5,573
    Reviews
    13
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    200 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 27/8/15Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 15/5/15Busiest Member of the Week100 Posts in a week
    @bluemarlin...thank you!! I've been going through this this week with my 9 month old 5-6 normal poos a day but small!! Normally we get 1 or maybe 2! One tooth has just come through and 2-3 more are about to pop through.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to emski72 For This Useful Post:

    bluemarlin  (25-08-2015)

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Cairns, Australia
    Posts
    402
    Thanks
    53
    Thanked
    159
    Reviews
    4
    Z has 7 teeth now! How fast did that happen. She cut a molar last week which wasn't much fun. I have noticed with each teething period that her stools get more frequent and not as well formed as normal. They also smell bad and have a sweet smell of you know what I mean. Hope this helps others.

  13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to bluemarlin For This Useful Post:

    emski72  (26-08-2015),Suesie  (27-08-2015)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Teething
    By heartstringz in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 21-02-2015, 17:50
  2. "Increased fluid" at 36 weeks
    By 2FurBabies in forum Third Trimester Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-07-2014, 15:56
  3. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 17-05-2014, 21:02

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Nice Pak Products
Australian Made and Owned. The Baby U Goat Milk Skincare range is enriched with soothing goats milk sourced from country, Victoria. Goat's milk has a pH level close to that of our own skin and contains natural sources of amino acids and vitamins.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Vibe Natural Health
Your natural health care team for fertility, pregnancy, post natal and family health care. Our Naturopaths, Doctors, Osteopaths, Acupuncturists, Psychologists,Nutritionists, Pilates, & Massage specialise in women & children's health and wellbeing.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!