I know about wiping front to back to avoid infection, but what do you do when the poo has gone all the way round the front and you can see it's gone inside the labia? Do you pull them apart to wipe or just leave it and hope it washes out in the bath?! Not sure whether if you try to wipe it you could end up pushing it up further inside and making it worse, IYSWIM!
Hi, when this has happened in the past I just try to gently hold apart and gently wipe downwards (eg front to back), having several goes, re-folding the wipe or using a fresh wipe with each go. If it looked really bad or very sticky and too difficult to get out, I would do a very quick bottom wash in the bath, just leaving the babygro on but tucking the ends right up (front end tucked in at neck bit, back end tucked at back of neck. Hope this makes sense.
Thanks neverenough yes that's what I meant although I see in my OP I did say "do you leave it" - didn't actually mean should I not try and wipe it at all, but how much should I delve into the front parts to try and clean it / what's the best way of doing it!
My hv taught me to flatten a cotton wool bud and gently push it through from front to back to clean thoroughly but gently. It was a handy wee trick when out and about where a mini bath was not an option.