To clean your baby girl’s labia, wet a cotton ball with warm water, hold your baby’s legs apart and wipe between the labia with the cotton ball. Start at the front and gently wipe backwards. Use a new cotton ball if you need to wipe again.
How long does a newborn girl have discharge?
Your baby girl may also have a clear, white, pink, or blood-colored discharge from her vagina. Hormones passed from mother to baby before birth cause this. This discharge should go away within 1 to 4 weeks.
Why does my baby’s private area smell?
Young girls and infants may have normal vaginal odor. Diapers and urine may make the smell a little stronger. However, if your daughter has a smell, redness, itching, and may complain that it hurts when she pees, it’s probably vulvovaginitis.
Should I change a poopy diaper if baby is sleeping?
If you do hear—or smell—a poop, you’ll want to change them soon, but not necessarily immediately. A breastfed baby’s poop isn’t very irritating to the skin, so if they are sleeping soundly and you think they’re going to be up soon anyway, you can safely put it off for a little while, says Mochoruk.
Why would a little girl have discharge?
Common causes of vaginal itching and discharge in young girls include: Chemicals such as perfumes and dyes in detergents, fabric softeners, creams, ointments, and sprays may irritate the vagina or the skin around the vagina. Vaginal yeast infection. Vaginitis.
Do baby girls have periods?
Baby girls can have some minor vaginal bleeding. It can start any time from 2-10 days of life. This is normal and called false menses. The cause is the sudden drop-off in the mother’s estrogen (a hormone) after birth.
Can my 5 year old daughter have a yeast infection?
Yes, girls and boys can get yeast infections, even as toddlers. Yeast infections (also known as candidiasis) are common infections caused by Candida albicans yeast, which is a type of fungus. Most yeast infections are not contagious.
When do girls start getting discharge?
About 6 months to 1 year before a girl gets her first period, her body may start to make vaginal discharge. This is normal and due to changing hormone levels. The discharge helps keep the vagina healthy. Normal vaginal discharge can have a texture that’s anywhere from thin and slightly sticky to thick and gooey.
Why does my daughter smell down there?
This is completely normal and natural during puberty. If your child experiences a sudden change of color or smell of the vaginal discharge talk to your child’s doctor to make sure she doesn’t have an infection. All girls are unique and different and some girls have more vaginal discharge than others.
Why does my baby smell fishy?
Fish odor syndrome (trimethylaminuria) is a genetic disease; symptoms are often present from birth. Fish odor syndrome is characterized by an offensive body odor and the smell of rotting fish due to the excessive excretion of trimethylaminuria (TMA) in the urine, sweat, and breath of affected individuals.