Cleaning your baby’s ears may sound easy to do, but without proper guidance, it’s not. You need to take precautions as you are dealing with your little one. Learn what are the things you should do and those you should not too.
Like adults, baby’s glands produces earwax as well that traps all the dirt that may harm the inside of his ears. Earwax could build up, dry out and move its way to the outer part of the ear where we usually get them out. When too much earwax is build up inside the ears and when it is not cleaned properly, it could harm your ears and cause hearing problems. Here are some tips to remove earwax and clean your baby’s ears as careful as you should.
•Don’t stick out anything to the inside of your baby’s ears.
Sticking something inside a bay’s ear is too dangerous. So No, not your finger, not even a cotton swab. As said, the earwax will move to the outer part of the ear on its own. Clean only the outer part because sticking swabs into the ear might rapture your baby’s eardrums.
•Consult your Doctor
If hardened earwax is inside your baby’s ears and just won’t come out, you can ask your doctor to recommend earwax drops so it could soften and it’d be easier to take out and avoid any serious ear problems to occur. Do not hesitate to ask for consultation from professionals
•Use a clean washcloth.
Soak into a warm water and squeeze properly to get rid of excess water. The least thing you would want is to drip water into the baby’s ear as it would cause further problems. Clean the outer part of baby’s ear. Do not reach out to the inside of ear canal.
•Use Baby Ear drops for hardened earwax if necessary.
You can ask for recommendations from your doctor if you think your baby really needs it. Apply only when baby is calm. Know the number of drops you are allowed to have. Follow instructions as needed.
•What you should look out for
If you think your baby is irritable and fussy, always running a low fever, shows signs that he is having discomfort in his ears or if his ears starts to have foul smell, it could be an ear infection. See your doctor right away so it can be cured and further damage can be prevented.
Baby’s ears are as delicate as his other sense organs. Take good care of it the way you want to take good care of that precious little baby. Never take anything for granted. If you are hesitant, ask your doctor or do some research. Keep in mind that being careful when it comes to handling your baby is one thing you will thank yourself in the near future.