how often do we have to clean the ears of our babies?

@jonaida (574)
Philippines
July 4, 2007 10:34am CST
I clean her ears almost everyday after her bath, is it ok? I just clean the outside part though...
6 responses
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Yup I did it every other day or a couple of times a week, especially around the back of the ear always making sure i dried the area properly after cleaning it.
@jonaida (574)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
Yes, I've learned from experience to clean esp the back of the ears, before when my baby was younger I don't clean the back of her ears and I keep smelling that odor, I'm wondering why because I've bath her already but then I realize it's the back of her ears...
4 Jul 07
I think it's fine but i do it every other daY.
@jonaida (574)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
Do you use oil on the cotton buds? I use it to better clean her ears.
5 Jul 07
I don't use oil,just plain cotton bud. I don't think you need to clean it with oil.
@jonaida (574)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
The dirt will cling mostlikely to the cotton buds if with oil.
@roxprice (30)
• United States
5 Jul 07
As long as the ears don't seem irritated, overly dry, etc., should be fine.
@jonaida (574)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
You're right, as long as it is clean and normal.
• United States
4 Jul 07
Yes, that is perfectly fine. I don't advise cleaning the inside of earwax with a swab, though. You're Pediatrician can better advise you with that if you start to notice a build up. Behind the ears is also good to keep clean and dry, as infentigo (unsure of spelling) can possibly develop.
@jonaida (574)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
That's true, it's really important to dry the back of the ears or else even when she took a bath, she doesn't smell good.
4 Jul 07
yes thats how i used to do it!! every time you bath the baby if you get a little cotton bud just to make sure its all clean:)
@jonaida (574)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
I thought so too.
4 Jul 07
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