How to get a urine sample from my baby?

Posted by Amelia on December 22, 2022
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    Do you have to collect a urine sample from your baby? If so, you'll want to make sure that they are comfortable and relaxed while you do it. Follow these steps:

    Get your baby to the bathroom.

    You can't get a urine sample from your baby unless they are ready to go. If you know when the baby will need to use the bathroom (for example, after eating), try getting them there before that time.

    If you're in public and have no control over when the baby needs to go, ask if you can use their bathroom for your child. Most people will be happy to help out a new parent!

    Tell them what you are going to do.

    • Tell them what you are going to do.
    • Tell them why you are going to do it.
    • Ask if they understand and if they have any questions or concerns about the procedure. If your baby doesn't seem comfortable with the idea of giving a urine sample, ask if there is someone else who can help explain the process--a nurse or doctor in the hospital, perhaps? Be sure to explain that this won't hurt at all and that it will only take a few minutes of their time (which means more time for you).

    Stand behind your baby and hold their thighs (if they are old enough), or have one hand on each thigh.

    Stand behind your baby and hold their thighs (if they are old enough), or have one hand on each thigh.

    Hold them firmly, but not so tight that it hurts. If they are squirming, try holding them still for a minute before trying again.

    It is okay to ask for help from a friend or family member if you need to! If you have tried this method multiple times and still cannot get a sample, call us at 1-800-986-0353 or email us at

    Gently press their pelvic area against the toilet bowl (or potty).

    Gently press their pelvic area against the toilet bowl (or potty). Make sure they are relaxed and comfortable. If they are too tense, they may not be able to pee. If you are too rough with them, it will hurt them! You can use a washcloth or towel to protect their skin if needed.

    Have them hold it while they pee into the toilet.

    You can try having your baby hold it while they pee. If they can't hold it and you don't want to force them, then use another method. For example, if they're too young, collect a sample from the diaper instead of trying to get one directly from their body.

    Be gentle, but persistent so that you can get the sample you need.

    It can be challenging to get a urine sample from your baby. Be patient, but persistent so that you can get the sample you need.

    • Don't force the issue. If your baby is resisting attempts to collect a sample, don't try to force them into submission; instead, wait until they are more willing or ready--it may take some time for them to warm up to this process! Remember that babies are individuals with their own preferences and priorities: what works for one child might not work for yours!
    • Don't get angry if your baby isn't cooperating with collection efforts; remember that they're still learning how their bodies work (and how others react). You'll both benefit from taking things slow and easy when attempting this task together--so relax! It's okay if things don't always go according to plan...

    Prepare for the test

    • Prepare for the test.
    • Get the right equipment, container and materials.
    • Choose a time when your child is most likely to urinate.

    Get a sample from your baby

    As you might imagine, it's difficult to get a urine sample from a baby who doesn't want to pee. It may take some time, but if you are patient and persistent, your child will eventually urinate into the cup.

    You can try using one of these methods:

    • Put your baby in the bathtub or shower with warm water on their bottom. This will help relax them enough so that they'll be able to go when they're ready (and hopefully not before). If this isn't working for you, try changing tactics and giving them something else warm like milk or juice instead of hot water--this should have similar effects on relaxing them enough for urination purposes! * Try putting diapers on both yourself and your child; this way there won't be any accidents on either side! Don't worry though because unlike other types of clothing such as shirts or pants which aren't designed specifically for urinating in public spaces like bathrooms have been designed specifically for this purpose (i..e., having openings at both ends).

    Baby urine is very easy to collect.

    If you're collecting urine from your baby's diaper, simply take a sample when the diaper is dry.

    If you want to collect the sample yourself, hold the cup under their stream while they pee. If they are able to do it on their own and not completely soaking wet themselves (which may be difficult) this might work better than having someone else try to hold them still while they pee into a cup!

    If you're collecting urine from their toilet, simply put some water in there first so that there's no splashing involved in getting it out of there after they've used it.


    I hope this article has helped you understand how to get a urine sample from your baby. It can be a tricky process, but by following these steps it should be much easier for both of you! Remember that patience is key--don't expect them to do everything perfectly the first time around. Also remember that there are many other ways to collect urine samples besides this method (such as using a cup or urinal). However, if you want something quick and easy that doesn't require any special equipment then this may be right up your alley
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