Bowel and Bladder Function Birth to One Year

Ok, this is not the most fabulous topic, but parents often want to know if their baby’s bowel movements are normal.

There are things to know, but don’t become too obsessive. Babies bowel movements and bladder tend to become better controlled and regular as baby grows and develops.

Dr. Miriam Stoppard, New Babycare, writes,

As long as your baby is healthy, happy and gaining weight, you should pay very little attention to her bowel movements. Don’t become obsessive about them and worry about them.

Resources on The Bowel and Bladder of Babies

That being said, here are some resources to help you know what is “normal” when it comes to baby’s bladder and bowels…


Your baby may urinate as often as every one to three hours or as infrequently as four to six times a day…

More Here: Baby’s First Days: Bowel Movements & Urination,

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A Review Of Bowel And Bladder Control Development In Children: How Gastrointestinal And Urological Conditions Relate To Problems In Toilet Training, Pediatrics AAP

Urologic and gastrointestinal problems in children are of great concern to parents. In most cases, such problems represent no organic disease or serious behavior disorder but nevertheless can cause more serious complications in toilet training than parents recognize.

Potty Training: How Children Develop Bladder and Bowel Control

For more, read the section in Dr. Miriam’s book [amazon_textlink text=’New Babycare titled: Bowel and Bladder Function’ asins=’0756644208′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’bbcaremag-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’95841dcf-08e4-11e9-82c8-59e62332685b’]


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