What Can Parents Do to Clean Baby Ears?
Never use a cotton sponge or wipe to clean your baby’s earwax, as most of the time, that’s what causes the wax to build up. Make use of a washcloth to clean your baby’s outer ear canals smoothly. And then leave the canal alone.
You may even try using Debrox (eardrop). It dissolves the wax, enabling it to make its way out of the ears on its own.
There are also certain home remedies that you can try to get rid of the hardened wax in your baby’s ears. You can do this by using two to four drops of mineral oil or olive oil.
- Take some oil in a container and warm it up to a temperature that suits the baby’s skin.
- Take some drops of oil in a dropper.
- Slowly pour small drops of it in your baby’s affected ear (having the wax).
- Make your baby lie down with the ear (in which you have poured oil) up. Let the oil seep into the ear for a few minutes.
- Either you can do it one time or repeat it for a few days depending on the hardness and volume of the wax.
- The earwax would melt slowly and start coming out on its own. It might not come out immediately, but during the day or gradually.
When Should You Consult the Doctor?
When it comes down to how to clean baby ears, if the earwax doesn’t seem to soften and come out on its own, even after trying, you must visit your doctor. Doctors make use of a dedicated instrument called a curet to remove the earwax or flush it out with warm water.