- How to collect a urine sample from a toddler
.. who’s not potty trained and can’t pee on demand..?
Apparently wee collected from the potty isn’t good enough, which is moot since she doesn’t go in it. And any other devious collection method involving wringing things out won’t be sterile either.
I don’t think we can comply with this particular request from the GP.Posted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
clean food bag with his winkie pointing in and then the lot all inside his nappy. Wait a while, come back and hopefully there will be some caught in it?
 just saw the above, which made me think. Mummy dogs lick their puppy’s genitals to stimulate them to wee. I didn’t actually make that as a suggestion though, for avoidance of doubt.Posted 4 years agogeoffjSubscriber
Collecting urine with a collection pad
1. Wash your child’s bottom using soap and water, and dry. Do not put any cream or talc on.Posted 4 years ago
2. Place the pad inside a disposable nappy which has been put on inside out (with the plastic side next to the skin). Position the pad carefully over the front of your baby’s bottom…………………duntstickMember
These gently stick over your childs bits, nappyliner stylePosted 4 years agostevewMember
I only wish I knew…
Our 2 year old, who was newly potty trained at the time, had to go into hospital for tests (was nothing in the end) and I had to get a sample. He’s usually brilliant on a potty but refused to go – probably due to the strange setting. Had him sat on my knee for 3 hours with the potty below him while he watched Octonauts on loop…
He was happy but it was like some kind of stress position torture for me coupled with the constant bombardment of submarine cartoon animal adventures… not a night I remember fondly.
Sorry I cant help, good luck!Posted 4 years agoHarry_the_SpiderSubscriber
I’d check that they actually 100% need it before putting the poor kid through the stress of extracting and collecting.
My daughter has quarterly health checks and the nurse always try to collect a sample. When she was younger this involved taping a collection bag to her. As a result my daughter would go ballistic. Yet after 20 minutes of fighting the doctor would appear and say “It’s alright, we don’t really need it.”Posted 4 years agoFunkyDuncMember
Had to do it a few times with our son. I always thought it was quite simple personaly.
We have either been given a bottle and asked to fill it up, or given a bag that sticks to the genital area and collects it when they pee. In hospital they had the nappies that can squeeze it out.
If its the bottle method, let them drink as much juice as you can get down them, sit with them in an open nappy on towels etc and when they start peeing, jump in (so to speak) with the bottle.
OK so its not going to be as easy with a girl, but principle still the same.Posted 4 years ago
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