1.  What is urinary tract infection?

Urinary tract infection is an infection that affects any part of the urinary tract. Urinary tract infection occurs if the microorganism multiplies in the urine. It is one of the leading bacterial infections among children and newborns. Its incidence is 10% and although this rate is higher in girls, it varies according to age and race.

2. How is urinary tract infection determined?

Rapid urine tests such as urinary tract infection determination, urine microscopy (bacteria and white blood cells), urine strip and determination of leukocyte esterase and nitrite are frequently used tests in the diagnosis and follow-up of early urinary tract infections in children. However, urine culture is recommended for the final diagnosis and selection of antibiotics to be used in its continuation.

3. Why is nitrite determination more important?

When the tests used to detect urinary tract infection are compared, the nitrite test is more specific than other tests.

4. Why Pine Smart Diaper?

It helps child's caretaker to reach the physician as soon as possible by raising awareness.  Helps physicians to select patients to be direct to further urine analysis culture accurately and quickly. Contributes to the prevention of unnecessary antibiotics use with continuous follow-up. It provides prevention of advance kidney disease.

5. How is Pine Smart Diaper different from normal diapers?

Pine Smart diaper contains a special layer that is not found in other diapers.  After child child urines into pine smart diaper, special layer inside the diaper changes color into pink. This shows shows child's urine is infected. Urinary tract infection is detected with this color changing special layer.

6. How to use Pine Smart Diaper?

The Pine Smart diaper is tied like any other normal diaper. It is recommended to apply preferably after baby bath or after a careful bottom cleaning.

7. How can I tell if my child has a urinary tract infection with the Pine Smart diaper?

The pink color that occurs within the first 5 minutes after the contact of the urine with the diaper and visible from the outer surface indicates that the baby may have a urinary tract infection. The severity of the pink color formed is not related to the degree of infection.

8. Who should use Pine Smart Diaper?

It will be very useful in early detection of urinary tract infection in all children, using it every day, once a day and preferably after daily bath.

9. Will Pine Smart Diaper irritate my child's skin?

Pine Smart does not contain any chemicals that may harm children's skin. It has been tested and approved by independent universities and institutions.

10. Does Pine Smart Diaper have any side effects?

Pine Smart does not have any side effects. Dermatological and Cytotoxic tests have been carried out and no side effects have been proven.

11. Can adults use Pine Smart Diaper?

Adults can use Pine Smart by pouring urine samples into the inside of the diaper like a test kit. It will give the same result in adults as in children.

12. Is Pine Smart Diaper soft enough for my baby's skin?

Pine Smart has a softer surface than normal cloths. It is soft enough for baby's sensitive skin.

13. Where can I buy Pine Smart Diaper?

You can purchase Pine Smart Diaper directly from our website. www.pinesmart.com  

4. Does Pine Smart Diaper have expiration date?

Pine Smart's expiration date is 1 year from the date of manufacture. It is recommended to be utilized within 1 month after the package is opened.

15. When should we use Pine Smart Diaper?

It is recommended to be used after your child's daily bath or if your child has fever, weakness, loss of appetite, changes in color and smell in his urine.

16. Under what conditions should I store Pine Smart Diaper?

It is recommended to keep Pine Smart in its packaging and in a sealed box away from light.

17. How often should I use it?

In normal times, it is recommended to use diaper continuously after your child's daily bath or if your child has fever, weakness, loss of appetite or odor in the urine. Those who wish can use it continuously instead of normal diapers.

18. How soon will I get the results?

Color change is observed if there is a urinary tract infection within the first 3 minutes after the child urinates. If there is no color change during this time, it indicates that there is no infection. Although there is no color change, it is recommended that you consult your physician if your child has fever, weakness, loss of appetite, color and odor in the urine.

19. Does the shade of pink indicate the degree of illness?

The pink color in the specified area indicates a Urinary Tract Infection with 98% probability. The shade of pink does not indicate the degree of the disease.

20. Should I wait for entire strip to turn Pink?

Any Pink discoloration on the indicated strip on the diaper indicates infection. You don't need to wait for the entire strip to turn pink. Even the formation of a pink color in just a small area is sufficient.

21. What should I do if I observe a pink color in the specified strip?

f the specified area has turned pink, it is recommended to consult your physician with the cloth with discoloration and the user manual included in the package.

22. What should I do if the specified strip has not changed to any color?

If there is no pink discoloration, it indicates that there is no infection. Although there is no pink color change, it is recommended that you consult your physician if your child has fever, weakness, loss of appetite, color and odor in the urine.

23. Can I use Pine Smart Diaper instead of regular diapers?

You can easily use Pine Smart instead of normal cloth. It is no different from a normal diaper in function. In Pine Smart's urine analysis function, the absorbency level is lower than normal diapers. Therefore, it may need to be changed more often.