Wet & Dirty Diapers

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

101 Cedar River Pkwy
Suite 101
Waverly, Iowa 50677

00 Patients
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Urgent Care - North Crossing

2134 Logan Ave.
Suite A
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

00 Patients
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Urgent Care - Prairie Parkway

5100 Prairie Parkway
Suite 101
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

03 Patients
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Urgent Care - San Marnan

1655 E San Marnan Dr.
Suite H
Waterloo, Iowa 50702

02 Patients
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Urgent Care - United Medical Park

1731 W Ridgeway Ave.
Suite 100
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

00 Patients
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How many wet / dirty diapers per day?

Newborns usually only urinate once in the first 24 hours. You may see your baby have a wet diaper for each day of age up to day six. By day six, they have 6 - 10 wets per day. Call your health care provider if they have less than five wet diapers a day consistently.

The stools change from black and tarry (meconium) to yellow-green. Breastfed babies have stools that resemble light mustard with seed-like particles. The stools should never be firmer than peanut butter. It is not unusual for the newborn to have a bowel movement soon after each feeding.