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Not me (I wouldn't post in my name if it was!) but my dd who is nearly 5. She has been getting it periodically for about a year or so. It isn't a big deal - just a red bottom - and it seems to be treated well enough with Sudocrem, but I wondered if anyone else's dd got this and what caused it. Is she not wiping herself properly after a wee, do you think?
Oh goodness knows Hunkermunker! She barely wipes at all, either front or back and I have no idea in which direction. I can't believe I have failed so completely with this issue but everytime I see her wipe herself (not often) I tell her AGAIN how to do it properly. Do you suppose a lot of 4/5 year olds don't wipe properly?
I use Johnson's Moisturising Bath in the bath water because she bathes with her younger brother and I have always used it since one of my older boys had dry skin (also it cuts down on the watermark around the bath and they all love playing with the bubbles.) Johnson's - as used by most midwives Mears! Should I stop do you think?
Yes very common in little girls I would agree. I think it also might be the case that soreness is caused by dirty hands often ending up in that direction and causing minor irritation.. as well as the wiping issue. Personally (IMHO) I tend to use sudocreme or something similar first.. see if that helps.. before I go onto to Canesten because sudocreme does not have an active ingredient so is gentler. If it persists, just a little tiny bit of canesten always does the job.
PS Lonelymum.. very to the point subject heading, lol!
Oh yes, I have noticed dd playing with herself on occasions. That could be the cause although sometimes I think she is fiddling with herself because she is sore rather than the other way round. Crikey, in a few years time she would hate me to know I was giving away these details about her!
I'm pretty sure that Johnson's caused my dd's eczema- it cleared up as soon as we stopped using the effing stuff! Seriously, midwives (well some midwives) are recommending that you don't use anything in the bath these days. Detergent can change the pH of the vagina, and cause infections. Why not make bubbles a Sunday night treat?