Where Can You Put Diaper Ointment on a Girl?

By Paige Tighe

Because a little girl's urinary system is more exposed, making the area more prone to irritation and infection than a little boy's, diapering her is different, too.

Cleaning

Clean your baby's diaper area from front to back, and pat dry.

Amount of Ointment

Place diaper rash ointment in your hand, keeping in mind that applying too much could cause leakage. It should be room temperature or above.

The Vaginal Area

Spread ointment on your baby girl's vaginal area anywhere the skin is visible to your eye--the flat outer area, and labia majora (outer lips). Never insert the ointment into the baby's vagina, or anywhere the skin is naturally a darker red.

The Bottom

Spread the ointment sparingly over your baby girl's bottom, as you would a boy's.

Creases

You may also spread ointment along the creases (or folds) of the baby's skin.

About the Author

Writer and storyteller Paige Tighe has been published since age nine. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in English from Towson University in 1986, Tighe freelanced in southern New Jersey, and had her articles and poetry appear nationwide in "Writing Teacher Magazine," "The Storytelling Classroom" and others. She is also a certified special education teacher.