Your Baby’s Eyes, Ears, Nose and Nails
Perfect little fingers, perfect little toes, eyes, ears and nose. It's important to keep them clean and healthy. Here we provide easy tips on how to do just that.
Never put anything directly in your baby's ears, eyes or nose. Wipe any material from the eyes, mouth, nose or outer ear with a soft, moistened cotton ball.
Caring for you Baby’s Ears
Always use cotton swabs such as JOHNSON'S® baby cotton buds to clean hard-to-reach places. They are specifically designed to help prevent you from pushing the cotton tip too deeply into your baby's ears or nose. Be very careful when cleaning your baby's ears and nose — clean what you can see — never put anything deep into your baby's ear canal or nose.
Caring for Your Baby’s Eyes
Holding your baby's head, gently wash each eye with a cotton ball dampened with warm water. JOHNSON'S® pure cotton balls are made from only 100 percent pure, cotton so they are gentle enough for your baby's needs. Use a new cotton ball for each eye and always wipe from the inside corner of the eye outward.
Caring for Your Baby’s Nose
If your baby is congested, there are a few things you can do to provide gentle relief. Talk to your baby's doctor about using saline nasal drops or a rubber bulb syringe (to suction nostrils) to ease congestion.
Caring for Your Baby’s Nails
Cut your baby's nails regularly to prevent them from scratching themselves. Cut them right after a bath when they are softer. Use blunt scissors or baby nail clippers and follow the natural line of the finger, depressing the finger pad away from the nail so you can avoid cutting the skin of the finger. You may find it easier to do this while your baby is sleeping or nursing.