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neck folds getting red

(9 Posts)
bumbly Wed 26-Sep-07 21:04:43

in my newborn as his head control isnt great and folds of skin rubbing a lot with head always being floppy

what product is best to put in between folds to avoid redness geting worse/wubbing?

petroleum jelly?

coleyboy Wed 26-Sep-07 21:06:26

I would try and leave it alone. Just make sure you wash it well at bathtime, but more importantly dry it really well.

bumbly Wed 26-Sep-07 21:08:42

thank you

just worry about chaffing

coleyboy Wed 26-Sep-07 21:44:31

Try and keep it dry during the day aswell (as it can get a bit sweaty). If you think it is getting worse, try putting a light non-fragranced cream on it.

Ds was a chubster and suffered with this, but it seemed to go by itself.

Good luck!

fingerwoman Wed 26-Sep-07 21:49:21

yes, wash and dry well.
I know talcum powder isn't recommended these days but I found it a great help when ds had this problem.
I think I've heard someone say you can use cornflour instead, but I might be making that up

motherinferior Wed 26-Sep-07 21:51:23

I seem to remember DD2 got crusts in hers blush

DumbledoresGirl Wed 26-Sep-07 21:52:27

Sudocrem cures most ailments (not literally!)

Jenkeywoo Wed 26-Sep-07 21:53:12

just keep an eye on it that it doesn't get smelly - if so a little canestan works wonders.

StarryStarryNight Wed 26-Sep-07 21:56:24

It gets red because it gets sweaty and rubs. My babies used to get it in the neck folds, and under the armpits. I always washed gently with tepid water on a soft flannel, patted it to dry, and then rub in some Talcum powder with my finger tips. Works a treat.

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