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Urine sample from an 11 month old

(4 Posts)
LillyA Wed 11-Nov-09 11:04:42

Any suggestions please on how to get a urine sample from a poorly 11 month old daughter. I've been given a stick on bag to go in the nappy, which hasn't worked and just tried sitting her on a potty for over 1/2 hour, until she screamed so much that I gave up. Any thoughts would be very welcome.

LIZS Wed 11-Nov-09 11:08:40

Can you try the bag again. Get her to drink loads as you'll fimd some will come out as the rest goes in !

silverfrog Wed 11-Nov-09 11:14:43

what do you mean by stick on bag?

whenever I have had to do urine samples form a non-potty trained child, I have used the Newcastle urine collection system. it's like a sanitary pad that you put in the nappy until the child wees, and then you can collect the wee from it afterwards.

could you ask your gp/hv for this system?

kreecherlivesupstairs Wed 11-Nov-09 13:06:13

Sorry Lilly, I was going to suggest the stick on bag thing. Not terribly dignified but should do the trick if you give her plenty of fluids. What goes in must come out.

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