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Baby’s Eyes, Ears, Nose & 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 pad.

Baby Ears
Focus on getting the outside clean. Even though there are lots of ear cleaning tools and formulas for the inside, only your doctor can tell you if they're necessary.

A good choice to clean the outside of the ears is with JOHNSON'S® Cotton Buds. Be very careful when cleaning your baby's ears — clean what you can see — never put anything deep into your baby's ear canal or nose.

Baby Eyes
Holding your baby's head, gently cleanse around each eye with a cotton pad dampened with clean warm water. Use a new JOHNSON'S® Cotton Pad for each eye and always wipe from the inside corner of the eye outward.

Baby's Delicate Eyes
Did you know that a baby's eyes and blink reflexes continue to develop long after birth?

Baby 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.

You can use a moistened cotton pad to gently clean any debris from around baby’s nose, being sure to wipe away from the nose. For irritation under or around the nose, you can use a skin protectant formulated for babies.

Baby Nails
Cut your baby's nails regularly to prevent them from scratching themselves and the spread of infection, as nails can harbour dirt and germs. Cut them right after a bath when they are softer. Use blunt scissors or baby nail clippers with a magnifying glass attached so small nails are easier to see, 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.

If your baby is frightened, try:

-Doing your own nails first — show them what fun it is

-Distracting them with a song such as "This Little Piggy"

Learn how to take the best care of your baby's delicate skin.

Your baby’s skin is so delicate and different to adult skin, it needs extra special care. This section provides tips and advice to help you keep it babysoft and healthy.

 

Independently proven safe for newborn skin

When it comes to cleansing your newborn, be it at bathtime or nappy change, there are lots of conflicting opinions. Now, thanks to 500 mums and their babies who took part in the biggest ever independent clinical trial on newborn skin, you can feel confident in making a choice that's right for you and your little one.

 

JOHNSON'S® Pioneering Safety and Science in Baby Care

We are committed to working with Parents, Healthcare Professionals and Scientists to ensure our baby products continue to deliver high standards of safety and care.

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