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DS is 18 months old and over the past few months the amonia smell of his urine has become increasingly strong. Yesterday, it was burning my eyes! At first it was just strong in the morning and I thought it was just that the pee had been in his diaper overnight. But now it's pretty much most diapers even if it's just a little pee and hasn't been in there very long. So, I'm not sure if it's something in his diet, his diapers or something else wrong with him. We CD and he still BFs several times a day. We are also vegan (and newly so) but are very careful to eat a healthy and well-balanced diet. Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

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Hi there...<br><br>
I'd get him into the doctor ASAP and get a urine sample... it sounds like a UTI from my experience... you'll know right away when you see the pee, if it's cloudy then mostly likely it's a UTI...<br><br>
Good luck!!<br><br>
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I'm interested if you learn any reason for this. DD has strong ammonia smelling urine most of the time, even cloudy and verified as high in pH, but it has been tested twice to be clear of bacteria and she has no other UTI symptoms. The doctor claims the smell is from not drinking enough fluid but I'm not sure if I buy that explanation.<br><br>
I would definitely check for an infection though, since that's the most common explanation.
 

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I'm dealing with the same thing with DS. He has very strong smelling pee and has 3 diapers in the last 3 days with a little blood in them. A urine test came back negative. No UTI and no blood in the urine. Very frustrating. Hope you get some answers.
 

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Leave him out of diapers and smell his pee puddles. It could very very very easily be his diapers. Right around 14-18 months is when I started worrying about my son's pee. Turned out, I needed to start stripping his diapers. It was sooooooo bad. But you know, the pee itself never stank when it wasn't on a diaper. Or, see if it still stinks if you use a disposable.<br><br>
ETA: I don't know if UTI is always the most common reason. I see people posting about this about once a month or so, and so far it seems like it's mostly been the cloth diapers.
 

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I hope it does help.<br><br>
In our case it's not the diapers though since the pee still stinks when it's collected in plastic cups. When I brought a collection in to the doctor, the pH was tested at 9, which is usually seen only with specific bacterial infections (normal is 5-7). It went down to just under 8 when I tried to push <i>tons</i> of fluids, so there could be something to the adequate hydration angle also, it just doesn't seem to make sense to me as an exclusive reason.
 

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How? TIA!
 
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