Wiping away poo (boys/girls)
Start by cleaning off the poo and then carefully wipe baby's bottom, genitals and in between creases. Wrapping a clean wipe around your finger will help you clean these tiny areas more easily.
Clean the urinary area first. Don’t forget to wipe under the testicles and in between the creases, especially between the thighs. Wipe the anus area last.
If the bacteria contained in poo enters the urinary tract, it can cause an inflammation. Make a habit of wiping from front to back. Any poo inside the labia should be rinsed off with lukewarm water.
Washing baby's skin
Soak a cotton pad, wipe or cloth with lukewarm water (approx. 38-40℃) and use it to lightly rinse the area off and then dry it with a bath towel.
Fill a bottle spray with around 150ml of lukewarm water (38-40℃) and use it to spray on and rinse the whole area before cleaning more thoroughly with wipes, etc.
Hold baby down firmly with one hand and wash the bottom in a basin of lukewarm water (38-40℃). Dry the bottom thoroughly with a bath towel.
What do I do if baby's skin gets red?
Do not rub red skin, as this can make it even redder. If irritation from body waste is the cause, it is important to get baby's skin back in good condition. Use a cotton pad, wipe, etc., soaked with lukewarm water (approx. 38-40℃) just to remove poo and pee, and do not put on a new nappy before baby's skin is completely dry. When baby has a red bottom, check the nappy frequently even if the pee indicator hasn't changed color and change the nappy even if it is slightly wet. If the bottom remains red or gets even redder, it's time to visit the doctor.