Diaper-Duty Essentials: What's Normal?

A slightly TMI (but totally need-to-know) guide to your baby's by-products.

A Healthy Obsession

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Alexandra Grablewski

You may not love changing diapers, but you're hardly alone if you obsess about what's inside them. Doctors say that pee, poop, and gas rank among new parents' top concerns because they're some of the few tangible ways to tell if your baby is healthy and getting enough nourishment. "Having something to keep track of helps parents feel in control," says Bryan Vartabedian, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Texas Children's Hospital, in Houston. Use our guide to know when everything's okay -- and when to check in with your doctor.

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