How to Clean a Baby’s Eyes, Ears & Nose | Infant Care

So when cleaning your baby’s eyes, ears, and
nose, you wanna be as gentle as possible. You can use something as simple as a cotton
ball and plain water. You would dip the cotton ball and gently press
on the eyelid and then inner eye pushing away from the nose toward the baby’s ear and two
times is usually sufficient. Then you could use a different cotton ball
and do the second eye the same way from the inner area by the nose out toward the ear. Then you would get a different cotton ball
and you can clean the baby’s nose, cheeks, and the rest of their face very carefully
making sure the water does not drip into their ear. A lot of doctors will recommend you don’t
need to do anything with the baby’s ears and you should never ever ever put anything in
their ears; however, some parents like to clean the ears and if you are going to do
that, you would use a gentle Q-tip and just simply clean the area and you can use anything,
a plain Q-tip or simple Q-tip with water and just clean the little ridges, the folds behind
the baby’s ear. Any areas where there are folds in the skin
sometimes can collect bacteria. So it is very easy to go around the ear, in
the folds, inside if you must. Don’t ever worry about the earwax build-ups. The wax will come out on its own or if you
do see there is something that you don’t like, that’s really best left for a doctor. You would never ever want to put anything
in the baby’s ears, eyes, or nose that you think would need cleaning. That’s really best handled by your doctor.


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