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My 2 year old dd's bits smell nasty - what do I do

(19 Posts)
galaxy Wed 26-Jan-05 21:44:04

dd is 2.3 and is being slowly potty trained. she spends most of the day out of her nappy and goes on the potty regularly. I noticed at the weekend that when she had a wee and I was wiping her, she smelt rather fishy.

The childminder mentioned it today too.

It's quite a pungent smell and she has flushed red cheeks (facial I mean).

Any idea?

misdee Wed 26-Jan-05 21:44:39

just wash her regularly.

galaxy Wed 26-Jan-05 21:45:14

I do! She has a bath every night and a strip wash in the morning...I was wondering if she might have an infection.

misdee Wed 26-Jan-05 21:46:06

is she looking sore down there at all?

colditzmum Wed 26-Jan-05 21:46:44

Er, I'd take her to see the nurse to chech she hasn't put any thing "up there". A friends sister did this at about that age...

galaxy Wed 26-Jan-05 21:47:00

No - nothing looks different at all. She has had a UTI in the past and was really out of sorts last week with a cold and cough.

nutcracker Wed 26-Jan-05 21:47:10

Hmm my Dd2 is often quite whiffy by the end of the day but doesn't seem to be in any pain or discomfort so i just make sure she has a good wash down there if she doesn't have a bath.

cat82 Wed 26-Jan-05 21:47:41

Hmmmm, it sounds a bit like an infection. Rather like a thrushy thing. Has she got a temperature?
Maybe take her to the docs, if it's nothing at least your mind will be put at rest.


galaxy Wed 26-Jan-05 21:48:00

omg - I hadn't thought of that but I can't imagine she would. she's a real fusspot about anything not being right with her or her clothes and gets upset if she has a bit of loose skin on her fingers or a rag nail.

misdee Wed 26-Jan-05 21:48:51

could be the tail end of the cold, maybe a slight UTI which may be clearing by now. if your really worried then take her to the GP.

galaxy Wed 26-Jan-05 21:49:50

I was thinking of taking her in the morning but wondered if anyone else's children smelled

misdee Wed 26-Jan-05 21:50:33

my kids stink in general, does that count?

handlemecarefully Wed 26-Jan-05 21:51:32

My gut feeling is that if she had an infection then she would be complaining of discomfort. My 2.6 year old's knickers whiff a bit by the end of the day, but I think that is the breakdown of urea etc in her urine (she probably gets the odd drop on the crotch of her knickers when she doesn't wipe properly)

galaxy Wed 26-Jan-05 21:51:34

You should wash them more often

handlemecarefully Wed 26-Jan-05 21:52:06

Misdee - lol!

galaxy Wed 26-Jan-05 21:52:07

that was to misdee btw

misdee Wed 26-Jan-05 21:52:33

bath them most nights, but dd2 has apermantly snotty nose and stinks by lunchtime. she is a dirt magnet.

cat82 Wed 26-Jan-05 21:52:46

Mine is only 8mnths old, and i've not noticed aything in particular yet, apart from the obvious dirty nappy smell that can be wiped clean with a wet wipe

WigWamBam Thu 27-Jan-05 09:56:46

It wouldn't hurt to take her to the doctors and get her checked out. Fishy smells can indicate infections, and they don't always hurt to start off with.

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