How Does Urinary Tract Infection Affect Infants?
Changing a wet and/or soiled diaper is a good way to help prevent UTIs in children. In addition, wiping from front to back in both males and females also reduces the chances of developing UTIs. Like the elderly, infants and young children may develop classic UTI symptoms but are unable to communicate them to anyone. However, signs of UTI in children may include fever, odd-smelling urine, decreased food intake, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, and fussy behavior. Early treatment of UTIs in children helps prevent kidney damage.