My DD#1 (27 months old) has recently started saying "owie" when wiping during diaper changes, and trys to clamp her legs shut. I am having a hard time determining if this is because it is a cold wipe and her vagina/clitoris is sensitive and so she say's "owie" because she doesn't use the word "cold" appropriately yet (everything, hot or cold is "hot" to her). Or if she has a UTI/yeast infection. She hasn't said "owie" when peeing, which I would assume she would if there was buring/pain. And she doesn't appear to have any abnormal discharge that would indicate a yeast infection. She occasionally has some exterior redness but it usually clears up in a day or two with diaper cream.
Any other mom's have experience with this situation? Did your DD have a UTI or yeast infection? I've discussed with her PCP who says she would have the typical cottage cheese discharge, but what if it is a UTI and how to you collect pee from a toddler who isn't potty trained yet to test the urine? She doesn't take prolonged baths with bubble bath either which I know can cause irritation for girls.