Keeping track of your baby's wet diaper output is one of the less exciting, but most important, aspects of new-motherhood. As your baby gets older it gets easier to keep track of your babies fluid output. But at first, it is essential to make sure your baby is getting enough fluids and, as a result, wetting enough diapers each day. If you're asking yourself, "how do I know if my baby is peeing enough?" You're definitely not alone.
The world of baby bodily functions and fluids will eventually become your realm of expertise. But,even for the most accomplished diaper expert, it can take a little bit of getting used to at first. According to Parents, once your milk comes in, you get home from the hospital, and you ease into a feeding and changing routine, your baby should wet eight to 10 diapers per day. It will take a few days for your baby's system to work up to that output, however. The first few days of your baby's life might only see up to five wet diapers, and that's totally ok.
Once your little one is out of the newborn phase, their bladder will grow along with the rest of their body, meaning they won't need to pee quite as often. You can expect them to urinate about every four to six hours, according to Easy Baby Life, and as long as you're changing at least three wet diapers (excluding the dirty ones, of course) you can rest assured that your baby is well hydrated.
If you are worried that your baby isn't wetting enough diapers, simply increase your nursing frequency. Or, if they are old enough, give them more water and other fluids along with breast milk.
Tracking your baby's diaper output isn't exactly rocket science, but it is super important, especially in the beginning to ensure your baby is eating enough.