So, what is going on? Is this a health issue? Is it indicitive of something else going on w/thier bodies? I'd really appreciate any feedback. Thanks
*ETA: They also urinate a lot. My little guy soaks his diapers like nobody's business. If anything, I'd say it was abnormal how much he pees. So, I can't see how it could be inadequate fluids. DD urinates frequently throughout the day as well and when she does wear a diaper at night she soaks it very, very heavily. Older ds has always urinated a lot as well - frequently and large amounts of urine.
I would just try to increase their water during the day and see if that helps.
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We have 8 kids, but we have one child who is 7 and is still having troubles getting through the night dry. As with the OP, his urine has a very strong pungent smell. So bad that I had my wife take him in to get looked at for possible liver/kidney problems, they ran tests and said he was normal. He is the only one with this smelly pee, they all eat the same thing, get enough fluids and I am at a loss as to why his stinks soooo bad. I am thinking there HAS to be something messed up and it is effecting his ability to sleep the night without peeing. We switched to large washable diapers because he pees every single night. So to cut costs on buying diapers my wife made some.
Also as the OP stated, my child pees like a race horse....I never thought a kid could pee soooo much at one time!
"The classic symptoms of type 1 diabetes, then, are increased urination (polyuria), increased thirst (polydipsia), increased eating (polyphagia) and weight loss. Anyone with the classic symptoms should have a blood sugar test as well as a urine test."
Might be worth discussing with your dr. Urine tests are quick and easy to rule it out at the very least. If it's abnormal then go to the blood test.
Also uti's can cause smelly urine. Boys can get them too.
Those were my thoughts of possibility after reading your post. A urine test is easy enough to rule out or confirm many things regarding smelly urine.
In dehydration, urine smells only if it's also yellow.
In diabetes, the urine is clear, frequent and excessive ("full" amount" every time) and can have a smell of ripe fruits (acetone smell).
If you think, frequent urination is also an issue, you can check for various causes here: