Thursday, January 1, 2009

What "Contaminated" Bowel Movements Look Like

Newborn: Every diaper I changed for the first three months of my sons life was poopy. That is not an exaggeration. It was always just yellow and runny and very acidic. It would burn his bottom and so we had to change him immediately and frequently. He would squirm and try and hold it in as much as he could because it would hurt him.

Baby: After he started solid foods the BMs were very large and runny and would explode out of his diaper in every place imaginable.

Toddler--no special diet: They were very acidic and would leave burns on his bottom. He would have 3-5 very large BMs every day. They were very sandy; it literally looked like he had been eating sand.

Todder--after being on a gluten-free diet: When he is not contaminated they are solid only has one a day. They do not have a strong smell. When he eats something he shouldn't they are be very large, very acidic, and very frequent. They look undigested and whole foods can be identified. They have an extremely strong and unique smell that "hovers" and does not dissipate for a long time after the diaper has been changed and taken outside.


  1. Hi, I just started to research since my son's diaper rash is so bad and rarely goes away. My son's symptom is very similar. He poops 5 to 8 times a day, throughout the day. (even at late at night). They are very acidic, and the smell is so strong that even after changing diaper, it smells for a long time. They look undigested all the time. My son is 23 months old, but he has having hard time gaining weight. When he was born, he was 50 percentile. Now he is 5 percentile. He only weighs 23 pounds now. My elder child (daughter) was his age, she weighed 27 pounds. Rash burns so much that he keeps complaining about his pain, and he cries because it hurts so much. I don't know what to do. The doctor always just tell me to use diaper rash cream. I use it for every diaper change, and wash his bottom every diaper change, but when he poops, the rash is already appears even though we change it immediately. His poop looks seedy, I would say. I don't know what to do. Do you have advise for me?