My grandson is 8 months old. He is a caucasion, fair haired and complexion, with blue eyes. Neither of his parents have diabetes, nor is it known in other close relatives. The baby ocassionaly has the odor of ketone, or a nail polish-like aroma, on his breath.
The baby appears to be, otherwise, healthy. He seems to be thriving and has what appears to be normal growth thus far. His appetite is robust and he drinks several bottles of formula a day. He does not like water from a bottle, nor does he like juices that have been offered.
He is advancing from scooting around to getting onto his knees and making efforts to crawl rather than pull himself along on his tummy. His strength and muscle tone seems to be appropriate for his size. He has a good grip on an offered finger when he is assisted with standing and making preliminary "steps", with assistance.
The odor is infrequent and has only been noticed several times since his birth. The first instance was in his first week or two after birth. He has subsequently had the odor a couple times, at around 6 months and now, more recently, within the last week. The odor seems to last for only a day or so.