Cleaning folds on LOs neck

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  1. MrsHedgehog

    MrsHedgehog Well-Known Member

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    I find it really difficult to clean between the folds on LOs neck. No matter how well I think I've washed her in the bath, afterwards there's still fluff and stuff in there. The skin between the folds is also quite red. I feel like I'm hurting her when I wash and dry her but maybe I'm being too gentle. How can I get her properly clean?
     
  2. Inge

    Inge Leo and Jamie

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    I usually make it fun in the bath and use the clothe or hand mitt to tickle under hsi chin and I get in the folds that way! He laughs so loud and I get him clean :thumbup: Maybe pat the skin dry softly to avoid any pain or discomfort? I sometimes have to wipe his neck with a baby wipe during the day if hes been busy and messy too
     
  3. Mrshoffie

    Mrshoffie Well-Known Member

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    I find it's much easier to get at when lo is on her front so turn her over onto all fours (keeping one hand under her tummy) So that she lifts her head then wash neck with soft cloth.
     
  4. MrsHedgehog

    MrsHedgehog Well-Known Member

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    She's only 6 weeks old so doesn't really lift her head. She doesn't let me tip it back either. I just can't seem to get in there. Maybe a baby wipe will do the trick.
     
  5. eagermom

    eagermom Aarshi's Mum

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    I m in the same boat... And also her mouth and neck do stink a lot... ????
     
  6. Palestrina

    Palestrina Well-Known Member

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    In the bath it's easier to clean that area out with a wet soapy finger than it is with a washcloth, no need to tip the head back at all your finger can really get in there. We don't bathe every day though so on a daily basis I uses a soft wet washcloth if he lets me.
     
  7. MrsPoodle

    MrsPoodle Mummy of a Princess

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    We use our fingers but I like MrsHoffie's idea!
     
  8. lovelylaura

    lovelylaura 3 little girls

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    if it gets a bit sore and red i usually put a bit of sudocream on it that seems to settles it , also when you get out the bath make sure you dry it and that can cause redness too

    such a pain and my little girl hates it being cleaned has to be done tho! :)
     
  9. Hellymay83

    Hellymay83 Well-Known Member

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    I wait until my LO is is a deep sleep then get a baby wipe under there, I also put some sudocrem on for the redness.
     
  10. sam1984

    sam1984 Well-Known Member

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    try a cotton wool bud, either when in the bath or not if it is not a bath day
     
  11. HungryHippo

    HungryHippo Domestic Engineer

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    I've been using baby powder. LO hates it since I think DH goes at t he area with some force. So I'm trying the tummy idea and making cooing noises. She's a bit better about it with me.
     

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