Maintaining clean baby ears is an important part of good hygiene. Earwax, also known as cerumen is produced by our body to protect the ears. Wax in the ears is made up of dead skin cells and sticky, thick material. This material is produced by the glands lining the ear. Earwax has both – antibacterial as well as lubricating properties. However, having earwax is absolutely normal and a part of baby’s physiology. It does not pose any threat to the baby’s health until it shows certain severe symptoms. Keep reading to know tips to clean baby ears and when to seek medical help.