When we say that a baby smells fishy, we mean that they are too smelly. They are too smelly because their body chemistry has changed. As soon as your baby was born, they were exposed to many chemicals in their environment. Those chemicals caused a change in the way that they metabolise and excrete waste. This is called their body’s developmental phase.
After this process, the smell is normal and it is only temporary. If your baby has a strong fish smell, then you should talk to your doctor.
The most important thing is to keep them clean. Washing your baby regularly and using safe products is the best way to keep them clean and smelling fresh.
It is also important to note that a baby’s smell will vary depending on their age. Some babies smell fishy when they are younger. Others will only smell after they are 3 months old.
If your baby still smells at a later stage, then they may be experiencing a problem with their digestive system. If you think your baby needs medical attention, then it is best to speak to your GP or your local hospital.
A baby’s body is very sensitive and they are easily stressed. When a baby has an upset tummy, it is hard for them to control their body functions properly. This leads to them passing faeces and urine at different times.
We hope that this helps. If you have any more questions, then please feel free to ask.