Baby genital care- know from a dermatologist mother (Dermatocareā€™s baby/child care tips)

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 26/11/15
Baby genital skin care becomes very important in the case of little ones because of their inability to take care of their genitals themselves, coupled with the inability to perceive or express the concerns of this area. Knowing your childā€™s needs becomes critical, during this stage, and this article helps you in doing the same.

How to take care of the genital area of the baby?

The skin care is essentially the same as highlighted in the article on care of diaper area. But few points that need emphasis are as follow:

  • While cleaning the genital area always wipe from front to back; this would prevent contamination of your child’s vagina or penis with faecal matter containing germs from the anus.
  • Always clean the creases and folds meticulously; this can be tricky in the case of girls especially when they soil...