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Chunks of carrot in diaper

PostPosted: 28 Oct 2010, 13:39
by sticksandbugs
This morning when I changed my son, he had big (bigger than 1/4 in) chunks of carrot in his diaper. It looks as if he bit chunks off and swallowed them whole, and they didn't get digested at all. He was up a lot last night crying and difficult to settle, and I put it down to a cold + teething, but now I'm worried that he had stomach pains because of these big carrot pieces. Has anybody else seen this?
Oh, and he's 8 months old, and we've been BLW for 2 months.
Thanks
Sara

Re: Chunks of carrot in diaper

PostPosted: 28 Oct 2010, 14:38
by ToothFairy
It's quite common for things to come out the same as they go in for quite a while - rehydrated raisins are a sight to behold :D - as it takes a while for the gut to learn to digest things. Puree comes out the same as it goes in but you don't notice :wink: Try not to worry!

Re: Chunks of carrot in diaper

PostPosted: 28 Oct 2010, 14:41
by MumtoMonsters
We only stopped seeing recognisable chunks of food in Mim's nappies after her molars came through. :D

Re: Chunks of carrot in diaper

PostPosted: 28 Oct 2010, 14:45
by Vagabond_Muse
toothfairy wrote:.... rehydrated raisins are a sight to behold :D - as it takes a while for the gut to learn to digest things. ...


Thanks for that. I just sprayed tea out my nose. :D

Re: Chunks of carrot in diaper

PostPosted: 28 Oct 2010, 15:24
by sticksandbugs
Thanks everyone, that's reassuring! And I think I'll avoid raisins for the time being, carrots are traumatic enough :)

Re: Chunks of carrot in diaper

PostPosted: 28 Oct 2010, 19:32
by heatherd
You should see peas...I freaked out at all these little round balls, thought he had some kind of bug (literally) until I remembered he'd shovelled in the sweet peas at summer the night before. Amazing what you see as a mommy :)

Re: Chunks of carrot in diaper

PostPosted: 28 Oct 2010, 19:52
by ladyphlogiston
spinach comes through here...looks like seaweed in the mud.

I find if i give her dried apricots and other fiber-heavy snacks, her poop comes out as a nice neat ball and I don't have to look at it :)