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why does my baby's neck underneath stinky?

i bathe her every night but she still gets stinky neck what can i do to make it smell better without breaking her out.

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Asked by lilbabybugs at 12:48 AM on Jun. 26, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Any fold of skin will get stinky. Just put some baby powder on it.

    Answer by m-avi at 12:49 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • could be drool and milk I'd baby wipe it.


    Answer by Mom2princessq at 12:49 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • Clean it SEVERAL times a day, especially after feeding her.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:50 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • be sure to wipe babies neck after feedings, this is typically where the smell comes from (run down/drool, during feedings)

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 12:51 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • I know... I think all babies are like that. I just used a soapy baby wash cloth and got in there the best I could. Try to do it at least once or twice a day. It will get better when she is a couple months older.

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 1:14 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • this happens to all the little nooks and crannies, i clean my ds neck after each feeding and use just a little baby powder to keep it dry.

    Answer by nickellmomof2 at 1:29 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • Use a baby wipe to clean after feedings. It's amazing how much stuff can get stuck in there!

    Answer by musicpisces at 1:34 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • Sweat and them constantly moving their head rubs off dead skin. I tell my baby he has baby cheese. haha. he thinks its so funny in the tub while I clean all his "cheese" out. haha gross.

    Answer by LucasMama08 at 3:04 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • Milk and sweat can get in there and cause yeast infections. Try putting corn starch in her creases.

    Answer by GingerMom33 at 12:33 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • my dd 5mnths has what i call no neck all of her neck skin rubs on itself leaving it red and irriated...i spoke with the dr about this she says its causing some yeast to put womens monistat chafing cream on i did and it works awesome..

    Answer by jorjiegirl at 5:34 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

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