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no wet nappies

(18 Posts)
cookiemonstermum Wed 31-May-17 08:18:55


my Dd hasn't had a wet nappy since 7pm last night. She is teething and has had a slight temp overnight. Her soft spot is fine, but she refused her bottle this am and just sat there crying. she has been like it all weekend. She has also had a rash what I have been told is baby eczema.

She hasn't been herself past few days and walk in said as she smiled there is nothing wrong!

should I be concerned. can't get her in at doctors as full today x

SplodgeBear1988 Wed 31-May-17 08:27:20

I woułd be, no wet nappies and refusing a bottle isn't right. But I have no kids so don't take my word for it, hopefully someone with some experience will be along soon.

cookiemonstermum Wed 31-May-17 09:42:52

still refusing milk and doctor still won't see her. she's been whining all morning

alwaysthepessimist Wed 31-May-17 09:48:36

If gp won't see her and you are concerned then go to A&E (I know I will get flamed for suggesting it) but I am sorry she is a small child - what does your gut instinct as a mum say to you? If you think something is wrong then go - A&E would rather see her and tell you she is ok and send you home rather than you not take her and she becomes seriously ill. Has she had a wet nappy yet?

LapinR0se Wed 31-May-17 09:49:41

It's disgraceful that they won't see you. Have you tried phoning for an emergency appointment?

If she is still like this by lunchtime I would go to A&E

QuestionableMouse Wed 31-May-17 09:53:45

Are you only offering milk? Maybe try offering ice pops or a drink in a dippy cup? My nephew is teething right now too and he loves a drink of cold squash through a straw.

I'd try her with a dose of calpol too. Just note down what time you gave it in case you need to tell a doctor.

If she's no better after that I'd be finding medical advice.

Banania Wed 31-May-17 10:00:10

How old is she? Maybe syringe a little water into her mouth using a calpol syringe or similar. She might accept a further drink once she realises she's thirsty.

Starstarbright599 Wed 31-May-17 13:21:21

How old is she?

Take her to a and e

Starstarbright599 Wed 31-May-17 13:23:00

Please op take her now. If she is under 6 months and has a temp and isn't producing wet nappies or drinking then it's a medical emergency

cookiemonstermum Wed 31-May-17 13:50:12


had a update and I have finished work early as we're going to a and e x

cookiemonstermum Wed 31-May-17 13:52:44

she's 7 months old x

Blisss Wed 31-May-17 13:56:57

Hope all goes ok. Cooled boiled water or ice pops are good for keeping hydrated

PlugUgly1980 Wed 31-May-17 14:12:02

My LB only had 1 wet nappy a day when he had severe tonsillitis for a week. He barely drank anything. Drs weren't worried as despite being crabby and whinging he was alert (we took him to see GP 3 days in a row) We did water from a calpol syringe, yoghurt as that's all he'd entertain, and sippee cups of water left for him to pick up. He'd drink a little sip if I drank out of an identical cup first! Dr also suggested ice lollies, water melon, puréed fruits, juice etc anything he might fancy and not to worry about milk or whether it was too sugary etc. as fluid was the most important thing. Also alternate calpol and ibuprofen (assuming she's ok to have it) and try giving drinks 20-30 mins after a dose. If it's a sore mouth putting her off you can get numbing mouth spray (Difflam) which might help, but am sure A&E will have lots of suggestions.

Starstarbright599 Wed 31-May-17 14:15:19

Good. Hopefully it's just teething or tonsillitis or virus but you can't be too careful with very little ones. Hope you get seen quickly.

cookiemonstermum Wed 31-May-17 14:18:04


I'm just sitting on the train wishing it would go faster So I can see her. She usually loves her fruit puree and has turned her nose up at that. She has cut her first two teeth recently but all she done this am is cry

PlugUgly1980 Wed 31-May-17 14:28:29

Oh it's heartbreaking when they're poorly and you can't be with them, I know that feeling well when I've been stuck on a train and waiting for a update as you urge the train to go faster. So difficult when they're little and can't tell you what's wrong. We had no idea my LB had tonsillitis until the Dr eventually got a good look in his mouth and his throat was swollen and red raw, there was no wonder he wouldn't drink anything. He was so miserable and cried what felt like non stop. At one point the Dr said to me "but all babies cry!" but I knew it was so out of character for him. Fingers crossed it's nothing too serious. We found even when he was getting better it took him a while to regain confidence with drinking and eating as he clearly associated it with pain. Dream feeding sometimes works with little ones too, which was a trick a nurse in hospital told us when my LG was a baby and suffered terribly with chest infections and often had to be admitted. Sometimes if they're a sleep or very sleepy they'll take a small feed or let you syringe fluid in without really realising you're doing it. Good luck, hope everything turns out to be ok.

cookiemonstermum Wed 31-May-17 23:00:12


thanks for the support. We're home now. she has a throat infection so it hurt her to drink.

We have some numbing spray and it's worked wonders. She smiled at everyone showing off her 2 teeth (she hasn't smiled so.much in a while)
She gave daddy a lovely cuddle and a huge present in her nappy 🙈

Starstarbright599 Wed 31-May-17 23:28:23

Lovely news! So glad it's nothing too serious and they can help her not get dehydrated

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