ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Cleaning a Baby's Neck

Updated on August 12, 2009
Bumkins Waterproof Sleeved Bib, Pink Fizz (6-24 Months)
Bumkins Waterproof Sleeved Bib, Pink Fizz (6-24 Months)

Prevent food from staining all the new clothes. Especially once baby becomes curious and wants to feed himself!

 

The Solution

First, the optimal solution is to avoid the formula slinking its way into your baby's neck crevices in the first place. Though your little one may be screaming and eating their fingers in anticipation of the "baba" take time to put a bib on them first. The quickest bibs to put on a baby are the kinds with velcro. This simple step will save you on the amount of laundry you must do and it will slow the rate at which neck cheese builds. The Innovative Parent website sells a bib that works great at blocking the formula from rolling down baby's neck because it has a high absorbant collar. This is also great for protecting expensive little outfits too.

Second, your baby will inevitably have some neck cheese build up over time. Bathe your baby regularly. When bathing, clean yourself first, then get in a shallow tub with your infant and lay them over your legs and one arm, gently tipping their head back exposing their neck. Clean their neck with a soft baby washrag that has gentle baby soap on it. Rinse. Pat dry. Ensure you dry the area thoroughly because dampness and water contribute to yeast infections. Apply a small amount of Baby Aquapher using a Q-Tip. Be very careful that you do not allow the baby to get this product (or baby oil- if you opt to use it) on his or her hands because vaseline like products and baby oil ingestion can be deadly. If your partner or a helper is on hand, you can give the baby a bath in the sink or tub and ask them to help you tilt your infant's head back so that you can expose the neck and gently wipe it clean. Before you know it, it'll be easier and easier to clean their neck as it grows longer and they grow stronger. At nine months I know hold my daughter as she floats in the tub. I support her neck area and can easily reach it with my wash rag. I can also sit her up since she can hold a sitting position by herself and wash her neck grooves with a soapy finger and a washrag. I am always careful to rinse thoroughly because soapy residue would cause her to itch. I don't want that!

Take care to clean your baby's neck regularly to avoid yeast infections in the neck area. If the neck is extremely red and irritated, call your pediatrician. He may tell you to buy Lotrimin and apply it twice day to the red infected area or he may prescribe Nystatin which works really fast at relieving baby's discomfort and clearing out the yeast infection. Remember to wash your baby's folds when they sweat during the hot summer months. This helps protect against yeast infection caused by sweat and milk/forumla, and dirt.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      yeast infection no more 

      8 years ago

      Helpful stuff, my pleasure to have come across this, when you get some more i will be more than happy to view it. Thanks for your input.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)