7.01.2008

My Baby Bum

This post is a plea for help. My baby stinks. His pits emit an odor that I've only smelled on bums and an occasional teen going through puberty. I know it's hard to believe a cute little dude like Preston could be stinky, but he is. The odor is so strong, that his funk transfers onto my hands from where I've picked him up.

I've been using cornstarch, which works great at first, but then loses its power. So if anyone has any suggestions on how to turn my baby bum back into the sweet-smelling infant he once was, I'd greatly appreciate it.

(And before anyone implies I don't bathe him, I do. Sometimes daily.)

6 comments:

excruciatingly said...

You might try a white vinegar and water mixture...gets pet stains right out of the carpet! :) hehehe

I'll let you know in about 8 months if I come up with anything new to use on our own stinky baby.

MBKimmy said...

Formula or Breast?!

Try switching brands if it is formula - if breast maybe it is something you are eating ...

Did you call his Dr and ask?! Maybe he is allergic to something?!

Good luck!
PS My BFF is a nurse at my peds office - if you want me to ask her I will!

Monique said...

Gianna had stinky pits like that for the first few weeks after she came home...I'm sad to say it was cuz we weren't great about washing the left over vernix out of her crevices. Is he a warm baby? Do you keep as few layers on him as possible? Make him sleep with his arms up above his head to air out the pits? :P hahahaa...

Anonymous said...

Not sure what the smell is like but there is a "fish odor" syndrome out there. More about it here http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/ate/childrenshealth/200572.html

Ma Kat said...

Ummm, Anonymous....Preston doesn't smell like fish. Not once did I refer to fish. He has stinky bo, which doesn't smell like fish. Perhaps you've never smelled bo or fish – because their scents are completely different. That might explain your confusion.

Cheryl said...

So did you figure it out?