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Sour smelling baby bum...

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MummyWeatherwax Mon 29-Apr-13 16:36:29

Just that really!
My DD is nearly seven months old now, and has a really sour, vinegary smelling bum, although I think it's more the vaginal region.

She gets bathed in just water every night, baby soap twice a week, though I dont use soap on her girl bits (the very thought makes me itch!) Nappy every two to three hours if she hasn't pooed. I wipe her thoroughly each time.

Why is she smelly? I can smell it through her clothes?

LittleMonster100 Mon 29-Apr-13 20:46:49

Sounds like it could be a water infection or thrush perhaps?

Kasterborous Mon 29-Apr-13 20:54:09

Could she be teething? My DD smells like this when she is teething. Her wee and poo smell just as you have described.

pod3030 Mon 29-Apr-13 20:56:19

my dd's breath smells like this when teething/about to get ill.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Mon 29-Apr-13 20:59:02

Could it be the nappy. I found pampers made the wee smell really strong and aldi nappies smell really chemically. What brand are you using , have a sniff of the packet

MummyWeatherwax Mon 29-Apr-13 21:18:45

She is teethy just now, so that could explain it.

It's not the nappies, they smell fine!

I'll give it a few days, then see if it passes with the teething.
Thanks for your help smile

WhiteBirdBlueSky Wed 01-May-13 00:14:06


TotesAmazeGoats Wed 01-May-13 09:40:18

Definitely teething. That strong vinegary smell we get for weeks while they're coming through, it's awful.

MummyWeatherwax Tue 07-May-13 21:51:58

Update: no teeth yet, but a bad case of norovirus. hmm

Thank you for all your advice - yet again, MN has helped me feel reassured and like I'm not alone smile

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