10 Ways to Make Baby Pee Smoothly, Know the Causes

10 Ways to Make Baby Pee Smoothly, Know the Causes

written by : MAKUKU - 26 Sep 2023

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Baby care involves many aspects, including attention to their urinary tract health. The process of urinating (peeing) in babies is a sign that the urinary system is functioning properly. However, if there is a disturbance in the baby's urinary tract, it can cause the little one to have difficulty urinating and worry the parents.

But don't worry, there are several ways to make your baby pee smoothly that can be done at home. Ensuring that babies pee smoothly is also very important to maintain their health and comfort.

Causes of infrequent peeing

Infrequent peeing is a serious concern and can be a sign of potential health problems. Many factors cause infrequent peeing such as dehydration to illness. Here are some of the common causes why babies can rarely pee:

1. Bladder growth and nervous system development

The bladder and brain play an important role in regulating the process of urination in babies and all people. Coordination between the bladder and the brain is necessary to regulate when and how many times a person urinates. Disorders in one or both of these organs can affect the frequency of urination and can be one of the reasons why babies urinate infrequently.

2.   Dehydration

Dehydration is one of the main causes of infrequent urination or reduced urine production. Babies and young children have smaller bodies and are prone to fluid changes than adults, so dehydration can occur more quickly and have a more serious impact.

3.   Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is one of the possible causes of infants urinating infrequently or having difficulty in urinating. Urinary tract infection is a condition where bacteria or other microorganisms enter the urinary tract, including the bladder and urethra, and cause inflammation.

4.   Fever or hot weather

Fever or extreme heat can affect the frequency of urination in your child. When your child has a fever, their body may experience an increase in body temperature. Fever can cause increased evaporation of water through sweating, which can reduce the volume of fluid in the body.  Extreme heat can dehydrate your child faster than cooler weather.

5.   Urinary tract obstruction

Urinary tract obstruction is a condition where the flow of urine from the bladder is obstructed or blocked. This condition can affect your little one's ability to urinate normally, and can lead to infrequent peeing.

 How to Make Baby Pee Smoothly

The normal frequency of urination in babies may vary depending on age, food or milk intake, and other factors. Newborns (0-1 Month) usually urinate about 6 to 12 times a day and they will usually urinate at least once every 4 hours. Babies aged 1-6 months generally still urinate about 6-8 times a day. While babies aged 6 months and above who are already consuming solid foods may urinate about 4-6 times a day.

Helping to make the baby's urination process smoother is important to maintain their health and comfort. Here are 10 ways to make your baby pee smoothly and find out the causes:

1. Adequate breastfeeding or formula feeding

Adequate breastfeeding or formula feeding is essential for maintaining baby's hydration. Fluid is a vital component in a baby's body, and keeping a baby hydrated is key to good health and development.

2. Monitor urination patterns

A baby's urination pattern can be an indicator of how well the baby is hydrated. If the baby is urinating regularly and a sufficient amount, this indicates that they are receiving enough fluids to meet their body's needs.

3. Proper positioning during urination

Positioning the baby correctly when urinating is important to maintain his comfort and ensure that the urination process goes smoothly. This is an important time for the baby and making them feel safe can help them feel more relaxed during this process.

4. Always clean gently

Gently cleaning the baby's pubic area when changing diapers is an important step in baby care that can help prevent infection and make the urination process more comfortable.

5. Use appropriate diapers

Suitable and comfortable diapers will make the baby feel happier and more comfortable. Babies who feel uncomfortable in their diapers may be more fussy and find it difficult to sleep or play comfortably.

6. Tummy massage

A light tummy massage on babies can be an effective way to stimulate their digestive and urinary tracts. This can help facilitate the digestive process and encourage urination, making the baby feel more comfortable.

7. Foot massage

Gentle massage of the baby's feet can be an effective technique to help stimulate urination. Some babies are comfortable and respond well to this massage.

8. Giving warm water

Giving babies warm water can help stimulate them to urinate. This is a technique that can be used in babies who have difficulty urinating or require additional stimulation.

9. Avoid too tight clothing

The use of clothing that is too tight around the baby's pubic area can inhibit the urination process and be uncomfortable for the baby. Clothes that are too tight can restrict movement and pressure in the baby's pubic area. This can make it difficult for the baby to feel free and comfortable when trying to urinate.

 10. Avoid using disposable diapers for too long

Prolonged use of disposable diapers can make the baby feel uncomfortable and interfere with the urination process. Disposable diapers are designed to absorb baby's urine and feces well, but there is a limit to the absorption capacity that must be considered.

Conclusion

Ensuring that babies pee smoothly is very important to maintain their health and comfort. Moms and dads can do the ways to make babies pee smoothly as above, but if the frequency of your little one's pee remains infrequent and accompanied by other health signs, don't hesitate to get your little one's condition checked. (Aq/MKK)

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