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How often will my baby pee?

Infant Baby

Did you ever wonder how often Baby will pee at any given age? Or how to go about catching it, especially with a newborn who seems to pee every time you blink? Today I share all about common pee (and poo) intervals for the newborn up to 18 month period, as well as a resource for starting solids and my brand-new in-depth roadmaps for your baby’s specific age.

You will hear:

  • Common intervals for pee and poo at 7 age stages, newborn to 18 mos
  • The best time to catch newborn pees
  • How often to try catching newborn pees
  • Using The Log app for tracking pee/poo intervals
  • A resource for introducing solids
  • Where to find an in-depth roadmap for your baby’s specific age

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Andrea Olson

About Andrea Olson

I'm Andrea and I spend most of my time with my 6 children (all under 12 yo) and the rest of my time teaching other new parents how to do Elimination Communication with their 0-18 month babies. I love what I do and try to make a difference in one baby or parent's life every single day. (And I love, love, love, mango gelato.)


  1. Avatar Emma on July 5, 2022 at 7:25 am

    So happy that you posted this as this topic has been on my mind lately. My baby’s intervals has changed a lot and at 7,5 months I felt I needed to do some observation time in undies to see what’s going on. Turns out his average interval is now about 100 minutes. I couldn’t believe it! He is very occupied with crawling and learning to stand so I guess it makes sense though?

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on July 6, 2022 at 7:44 pm

      Thank you so much, I’m happy this helped!

  2. Avatar Toneal on July 5, 2022 at 8:28 am

    My daughter is almost 18 months and stays dry 4 out of seven nights and pees about every 90 mins to 2 hours depending on how much water she drinks. She poops daily or every 2 days. I’ve done EC part time since she was 2 months old and rarely clean a dirty diaper. She is at the stage now where she tells me “Poop” and runs for the potty where she then proceeds to do her business and then calls me when she is done. I’m struggling with her communicating when she pees though. Some days she is like clockwork and I catch all of them every 90-120 mins and other days I miss it by a few minutes. Any ideas on how I can catch those pees or encourage her to communicate that she wants to pee?

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on July 6, 2022 at 7:48 pm

      You are doing great! I would definitely keep encouraging her to say or sign when she needs to go, it might not have clicked yet for pee. Offering pottytunities in correlation with her timing could help with catching more pees. For more help and finding a community of EC and PT parents check out my new subscription service Potty Tribe!

  3. Avatar Shannon Garcia on July 5, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Mine is 17 months old today. We’ve been ec since 4 mo. I had her almost trained at 6 when dr says she needs more water….shes thirsty lol so, she pees every 20 min literally unless I don’t give her water ( this then goes up to 41 min). She naps 2x a day still for 1.5 to 2 hrs which makes her try to catch up on water. I’m going to try very hard to train like I used to starting Sunday. I don’t know how to navigate the water!!!! Any suggestions are appreciated

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on July 6, 2022 at 8:15 pm

      You are doing great! The best bit of advice I can give is taking things one day at a time. Having to pee about every 20 min is very often, maybe checking in with Dr again on baby girls hydration levels, to see if they are all okay, to see if you can cut back on the water a little bit. That might make it all a bit more manageable. In the end only you know what is best for your baby.

  4. Avatar Cecily on July 7, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    We’ve been ECing since 4 months and I’ve always known my girl could hold it longer than others, but my goodness that’s way more often than she’s ever gone! Baby girl will be 1 years old at the end of the month.
    Over our entire journey our default timing has always been potty every hour or so. Even at 4 months I would offer every hour. That’s not to say it wouldn’t happen every half hour sometimes, but it was much more consistently every hour. It was exceedingly rare to happen after 15 minutes but that did happen occasionally.
    Now at almost a year, though every hour is still the average, it depends on the time of day. Sometimes she’ll go every half hour for a bit, then after her nap she’ll go every 2-4 hrs. Typically if she doesn’t have to go after 1.5-2 hrs it’s likely going to make it till at least 2.5-3 hrs so I normally relax a bit so I don’t annoy her by over offering. This of course leads to misses sometimes. It’s all a learning experience!
    (Been in Tiny Trainers/Undies since 7 months due to diaper changes becoming increasingly difficult and wanting a reusable pull up)

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on July 12, 2022 at 10:21 pm

      You go momma! That’s amazing! We learn so much from our babies, like you said it is a learning experience, and every baby is different.

  5. Avatar Brittany L. O’Bryant-Vilmure on July 11, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    It has been a long time since I’ve logged on as we were “done.” My son was potty trained. He was dry at naps, dry at night, and was hardly ever having any misses. He would tell me or I’d just know. Then we went to visit family out of state. I put a just in case diaper on him. He turned to me while in his car seat and said “no pee pee in potty anymore.” And that’s been it… he meant what he said. He refuses to use the potty. We are having accidents left and right and I’m feeling frustrated! Would love some guidance!

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on July 12, 2022 at 10:27 pm

      The backup may have confused him, it happens, and going back to step one with some naked observation can help kick things back into gear for him. I recommend joining my Potty Tribe, every Friday several of my certified GDF coaches get together over zoom to help parents like yourself troubleshoot their EC and PT experiences from the week. Once a month I also hop on and lead a call to give more help. It’s a great place to meet other momma around the world going through the same things you are.

      • Avatar Amanda on July 22, 2022 at 11:16 am

        Hi Andrea! My baby is 9 months , I have only just heard about EC – she wakes up every 3-4hrs to pass urine overnight. They are big wees. Is this developmentally normal- I am only just starting to implement EC.

        • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on July 23, 2022 at 1:05 pm

          Hi! That’s awesome that you’re implementing EC! 9 months is a great time to start! To answer your question, yes, that is totally normal. However, if you’re ever worried you can always consult with your family doctor to make sure everything is okay.

  6. Avatar Malebogo on February 8, 2023 at 6:22 am

    hie my name is charisma, i have a 3 months baby boy. We don’t really change his nappies at night or during the day because it doesn’t get full, he poo after 5 or 4 days
    his baby dosnt fill up the nappy, if i put a nappy on him at 6 evening i can change it the following before he bath and it wont be full,even during the day he spends the day with the nappy he got in the morning, and its not full,its like he pees very small amout,should i be worried or its normal

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on February 13, 2023 at 4:18 pm

      Hi! More frequent changes can help baby develop fewer rashes, as well as help develop that mind body connection.

  7. Avatar Barbara on February 8, 2023 at 9:20 am

    Hi Charisma, this is very little pee. Is your baby taking in enough fluids? Is he growing well? As pediatricians (disclaimer: don’t take this as personal medical advice, this is meant as general information), we recommend to parents to give their babies so much fluids (i.e., breast milk or formula for a 3 month old) that they pee 5-6 times per day. It seems to me like you should check with your baby’s healthcare provider. All the best, Barbara

  8. Avatar Barbara on February 8, 2023 at 9:43 am

    Hi Charisma, this sounds like very little pee. Is he getting enough fluids? Is he growing well? As pediatricians (disclaimer: don’t take this as personal medical advice, but as general information), we advise parents to give their babies so much fluids (i.e., in the case of a 3 month old, breast milk or formula) that they pee 5-6 times per day. I would suggest you to contact your baby’s healthcare provider. All the best! Barbara

  9. Avatar Catrina on February 15, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    My 19 month old goes about every 40 minutes! Sometimes less, sometimes more. She’s not self initiating yet so it’s just me prompting but it’s definitely exhausting taking her every 40 minutes. She does well at daycare (every 40 minutes as well) but they go outside for almost 2 hours in the morning (it’s winter and no potty break) so she pees/has an accident literally every day since she can’t hold it that long.

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on February 21, 2023 at 9:01 pm

      Hi Catrina! Is there any way to ask the daycare to offer a potty break half way through outside time, to help your little avoid the miss? It could benefit many of the children to have a potty break available to them during play time, especially in the cold!

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