When to see a doctor
How do you clean vernix on a baby girl?
Wash gently with water from front to back. You can very slightly and gently open the labia but no need to really get in there. It’s built to be pretty protected and clean as long as you know which way to wipe. No need to spend a ton of time in the area.
Why does my baby girl have white discharge?
Your baby girl may also have a clear, white, pink, or blood-colored discharge from her vagina. Hormones passed from mother to baby before birth cause this. This discharge should go away within 1 to 4 weeks.
Do you need to wipe baby girl after pee?
No. Even with a baby girl, you don’t need to worry about wiping after they pee. This is because urine doesn’t normally irritate the skin and most nappies easily absorb it anyway.
Should vernix be washed off?
It lubricates the baby on it’s way through the birth canal. It moisturises baby’s skin after birth (don’t wash it off, rub it in!) It forms a protective barrier and is antimicrobial (this study showed that its properties are actually similar breastmilk), inhibiting the growth of pathogens and promoting healing.