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7/12/2019

Mother, This Is A Safe and Easy Way to Clean Baby's Ears

Just like other baby's limbs, caring for baby ear hygiene is also an important thing to do. So you can do it, let's see some safe and easy ways to clean your baby's ears.
 
One of the main goals of cleaning a baby's ear is to reduce the risk of an infant getting an ear infection . In addition, if the ears are clean, the little one will also feel more comfortable.


How To Safely Clean Your Baby's Ears

The mother can clean the baby's ears in several ways, namely:

Use washcloths and warm water

First of all, prepare a washcloth dipped in lukewarm warm water. After that, squeeze the washcloth until there is no water left, to prevent water from entering the baby's ears.
 
Then, gently clean the outside of the baby's ear, but avoid squeezing or squeezing the towel near the baby's ear hole. In addition to using washcloths, Mother can also clean the Little One's ears using round cotton that has been moistened with warm water.

Use ear cleaning fluid if needed

If you feel it's necessary, you can use liquid ear cleaning to clean your little one's ears. Ear cleaning fluid is relatively safe to use if you can clearly see the dirt that clogs your little one's ears.
 
However, you should consult your pediatrician first. Doctors can prescribe fluids that are safe to use for babies.

After being permitted by a doctor to use liquid ear cleaning, you can clean your baby's ear in the following ways:

  • Prepare ear cleaning fluid in accordance with the information on the instructions for use.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly.
  • Make sure you use ear fluids when your baby is in a calm state.
  • Tilt the baby's head so that the ear is facing up.
  • Gently pull the baby's earlobe to straighten the position of the ear canal.
  • Put the cleaning liquid into the baby's ear canal.
  • Make sure the baby stays in a lying position for about 5 minutes to make sure that the cleaning fluid has really entered his ears.
  • Cover the ear hole with a cotton ball, so that the ear cleaning fluid doesn't flow out.

Things to Avoid when Cleaning Baby's Ears

To be safer, some of the following should be avoided when cleaning baby's ears:

Use a cotton bud

The first thing you need to avoid when cleaning your baby's ears is to use a cotton bud . Using a cotton bud to clean your ears is actually a risk to make impurities increasingly pushed into the baby's ear.

Scraping your ears with your fingers

Avoid cleaning your little one's ears using a finger, Mother, even though the Mother's finger is clean. This is because cleaning your ears with your fingers can make your baby's ears get hurt and infected.
 
Baby ears can indeed clean yourself, but you should consult your pediatrician first. Especially if the baby appears to have hearing loss, anxiety and fuss for no apparent reason, or there is fluid coming out of his ear.
 
After getting recommendations for treatment and treatment from a doctor, you can do the steps above to maintain the cleanliness of your baby's ears.

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