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Alright, so I have no experience with toddler diapers, so maybe this is normal? I potty DS into a bowl at night, and I used to have DH get up and empty it, but I figured it was nicer for him if I just put a diaper at the bottom of the bowl so he didn't have to get up. Now, the problem is that in the morning, the diaper smells SO bad, like cat pee! It's very gross. Is it normal that toddler pee starts to smell, or is this some other problem? He pees in his pants occasionally, or in a trainer (or on the floor...LOL) but I've never noticed that smelling at all. Is it just that it's so much pee?<br><br>
Just trying not to overlook something that might be indicative of a problem...
 

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I can attest to smelly toddler pee here too. If she's teething it's even worse (although miraculously, I don't think she's teething right now--for the first time since she was 3 months old...). I think that the pee smells worse if it sits too, especially if it's warm out. The water evaporates and makes it more concentrated.<br><br>
We have forgotten about a potty bowl full of pee before (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">), and ended up with super pee concentrate crusted on the bowl. Ick ick ick...and smelly too. The only thing I can think of that might help is to make sure he's well hydrated (don't you love being able to tell how hydrated he is just by looking at the pee in the potty!). Other than that, I wouldn't worry.<br><br>
ps--you are planning to TTC #2 in fall--WOW! That's exciting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm impressed. Someday, someday, I will be ready for another. Right? Like when I start sleeping again like everyone promises me that I will...
 

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Thanks Carlyle, I'm glad that you've had the same experience. As always, right? Lol. I too have cleaned crusted pee off the bottom of a potty haha, that's pretty gross. I didn't think of the hot weather making it worse, that's probably very true. Speaking of which...I really need to go clean the diaper I left in the bowl last night! (Maybe this is why it smells, because I forget about it for HOURS after I get up...)<br><br><br>
Totally OT:<br>
My goal right now is NOT to start sleeping through the night (haha like that would happen) before another baby, because I think if I ever get more than 4 hours of consecutive sleep again I won't ever EVER want to give it up! It's a little sooner than I find ideal for child spacing, but we just found out my Dad has cancer, and while things are going really well with that right now, it makes me feel like I want more than just my first kid to get some quality Grandpa time. So, we'll see what happens. I'm excited about the idea of ECing another newborn though!
 
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