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Oh bloody hell, my child will smell of fish forever, won't she?

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christmastreewithhairyfairy Sat 24-Feb-18 17:30:52

This morning DD (4) picked up the omega 3 capsule I was about to take, promptly squeezed it and it popped onto her face and chest. It must have been full of cod liver oil, of which she now reeks.

I put her in the bath, soaped her hair, face and body twice. Still ponged. Chucked in a Lush bath bomb in an attempt to at least out-stench the stench. All of the essential oils in the world clearly not enough to counteract cod liver. We've been out for a walk in the lovely fresh air which I hoped would air her out. We're back now and she's stinking out the house.

Has she lost her lovely toddler smell forever? Aside from that I wince whenever she's near the naice sofa...

Any tips for de-stinking a child?

ItchySeveredFoot Sat 24-Feb-18 17:32:51

Oh no! I think they use tomato juice for skunk spray.

christmastreewithhairyfairy Sat 24-Feb-18 17:40:33

Intriguing! I just googled it and consensus is sadly it doesn't work. Shame, as being bathed in tomato juice seems like a fair punishment for stinking out the house.
Any others?

Hassled Sat 24-Feb-18 17:43:46

Usually on MN the cure for smells (rightly) involves a paste of Bicarbonate of Soda. But I'm guessing you can't paint your toddler in bicarb, unless you put blue food colouring in it and pretend you're playing Braveheart.

christmastreewithhairyfairy Sat 24-Feb-18 17:47:04

Braveheart grin

Oh I love a bit of bicarb, I buy it in bulk. Why didn't I think of that??
Will it work for hair too do you think?

I don't know, but keep her away from the seagulls til she's freshly fragrant again.

GummyGoddess Sat 24-Feb-18 17:51:11

Spray her with white vinegar? grin That's excellent for neutralising smells.

christmastreewithhairyfairy Sat 24-Feb-18 17:54:23

Oooh a vinegar rinse may work for her hair, good call.

Pelvic on our walk we did attract some crowds of menacing geese and other lake birds. Now I realise why. DD1 was trying to fish too - we should have used DD2 as bait.

WinnerWinnerChickenDinner0 Sat 24-Feb-18 18:00:39

Try rubbing shampoo onto her dry skin, leave it for a couple of minutes and then wash off.

Birds soaked in oil are cleaned by putting washing up liquid in before water so the detergent breaks down the oil before the water forms a barrier, if that makes sense

christmastreewithhairyfairy Sat 24-Feb-18 18:07:17

Yes that makes perfect sense just like that oily nit shampoo, which we've had enough experience of will give it a go!

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