I brought my son in to the pediatrician today because he's had several instances of wetting through his diapers and pants. This has been going on for a couple of weeks now. He has food allergies so he drinks soy milk. He is supposed to get no more than 24 oz. of soy milk per day and he drinks that before noon. He never has a dry diaper and when I change him after about 3 hours it's so heavy it's falling off. I'd say his diaper is dry for about 15 minutes, max.
My question is, how much urination is considered "excessive" for a 14 month old? How much fluid intake is considered excessive?
His ped gave us a urine collection bag and told us to use it in the morning after we change his night diaper and then dip a dipstick in to see if it changes color. What does that mean if it does?
He has no other symptoms (i.e. no weight loss, no fatigue, etc.) but the ped says that those symptoms are for advanced diabetes and that if it's not advanced he won't appear sick.
I'd love some input from you guys! Thanks so much!