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Stinky baby

(7 Posts)
posterofagirl Sat 30-Jul-11 21:12:34

My DD is 7 weeks old and her head has been stinking like rubbish since yesterday. I have bathed her and washed her hair but no change. It's making me feel a bit sick!

Any ideas?

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 30-Jul-11 21:16:50

Could be cradle cap? That smells awful. I used Dentinox shampoo and rubbed on some olive oil to get rid of DDs.

thisisyesterday Sat 30-Jul-11 21:18:12

hmmm odd... does her head look ok? sniff her ears particularly... we discovered ear infection in ds1 when his ears smelles really bad one time

posterofagirl Sat 30-Jul-11 21:20:49

Her left ear does stink particularly bad but she has also got some flakey looking skin. I will give the cradle cap remedy a go first. Thanks!

mylovelymonster Sat 30-Jul-11 21:25:25

Dead skin build-up behind ears smells really yukky. Gentle clean with cotton wool with a little bit of oil-based balm should get shot and keep skin nice & soft.

Octaviapink Sun 31-Jul-11 12:56:49

Is it a Parmesan-type smell?? Both my DCs used to stash milk/sick behind their ears and if I forgot to clean behind there - man alive what a smell!
Agree with mylovelymonster - pull the ear away from the head so you can really see behind it, then a bit of olive oil on cotton wool should do it.

Nagini Sun 31-Jul-11 13:05:23

my fat baby has secret compartments to hide stinking filth in her neck and armpits smile

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