This weekend as I sat in church, I noticed a weird scent in the air. I tried to discretely see if it was me, but concluded that it was probably the family behind us. However, the smell seemed to follow me around, and finally I discovered the culprit – Beatrice’s NECK ROLLS. Yep, my dainty, clean little girl had become the smelly kid.
Her rolls weren’t just smelly – they were chapped and oozy and shockingly red. Bad mom alert? I think yes.
So I consulted three trusted sources:
- My mom who raised 4 kids who weren’t too smelly (I hope)
- Leah, who’s son is 10 days younger than B and SHOULD be the smelly kid considering how much he spits up and how many rolls he has, but somehow isn’t (she blogs at LeahAndSteven.com by the way)
- And the internets, of course
My mom said to powder it. Leah said to apply diaper rash cream. The internet swore by Aquaphor.
So here’s what I did: I gave her a bath and then consulted my box of one-million baby product samples that I collected over the last year. And guess what was in there – AQUAPHOR. The internet wins.
I dried her little rolls and applied the Aquaphor, then made sure to keep her chin free of bubbles and milk for the rest of the day (a bigger feat than you would think). Guess how long it took to clear up? ONE DAY. Not even a full 24 hours! Amazing!
So if you are about to have a child, I highly suggest investing in some Aquaphor… and keeping your kid’s neck clean so you don’t become the bad mom with the smelly kid.
Side Note: kids don’t just offer up their necks for cleaning and Aquaphor-applying. We conquered this little problem by laying her on her changing table while John stood behind her head so that she had to tip her head way back to look at him. He made a racket and pulled out some sweet dance moves, and she was so captivated that she didn’t even flinch as I dug into those endless rolls in her neck.