Infant’s stinky and raw neck is a common problem faced by mommies of infants and newborn babies. It really requires for mommies to be keen to details and pay attention to everything about the baby. These things don’t usually happen to adults, so mommies are asking what’s making their baby’s neck raw and smell aweful or how can they prevent and cure this issue. This redness and stinky neck folds of babies are also called Neck Cheese. Find out more about it in this article.
What’s Causing Cheese Neck
Baby’s skin around their neck are often in folds, especially those babies who are chubby. Considering that babies are drinking milk constantly, there’s a big chance that every now and then, their milk would drip from their mouth to their neck folds. Along with it, every day dusts, sweat, and dirt may get trapped into those folds as well. Through time, it can irritate the skin of the baby, causing it to become red and raw. The mists in it can trap bacteria as well, and so, the more it becomes stinky.
How to Prevent and Cure Cheese Neck
•To prevent it, make sure that every after feeding, you wipe your baby clean including the neck folds to make sure of getting rid those milk.
•When giving your baby a bath or cleaning him, make sure you include the neck part too. Poke your fingers into the folds to wipe off those white particles in the folds. Make sure not to rub it though since it could be painful for the baby.
•Every after bath or cleaning time, make sure you dry baby’s neck folds and get rid of the moistures that can trigger cheese neck too. Keep it dry and clean.
•You can use bib or maybe any other clean clothes to put under your baby’s chin when breastfeeding or even when bottlefeeding too. The excess milk that may drip to the folds will be caught into the bib and won’t get into the neck folds.
•To cure it, again, cleanliness and proper hygiene is a big factor that can help. Make sure you do it properly without irritating the skin further.
•In my experience, my baby’s pedia recommended Drapolene Cream that i can apply to my baby’s neck folds every after bath, once he is already dry. For me that worked well. We were able to get rid of it after a few days.
•I have also read that vaseline and other doctor-recommended ointments and creams could help too. If you have done the cleaning and it doesn’t seem to get better, you can always ask for recommendations from experts too.
Who wouldn’t want to cuddle, kiss and giggle a baby, right? It is our job as mommies to keep our babies clean and smell good. The more, keep them away from any issues like the cheese neck or milk neck. Aside from the fact that it could be stinky, it sure is painful for the baby. So, keep that baby clean, dry, healthy and happy!