Thank you. You have put your concerns about your boys very clearly. It is possible that your baby son has picked up a bacterial infection such as salmonella or campylobacter while in KZN on holiday. This is not due to his teeth. Eating potting soil is not a good idea when you already have diarrhoea.He may well be iron deficient as eating soil is a symptom of iron deficiency anaemia. Your baby's stools should be tested for possible bacterial infection. At the same time he should have blood tests done to find out if he is anaemic.
Your 3 year old son is certainly a surprise in that he can long periods without passing urine in spite of drinking lots of water. This may just be due to the very hot weather we are having, but it is difficult to be sure about this.He should have a repeat urine test.If his complaints persist it would be best to ask your paediatrician to see him.
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