Saturday, April 01, 2006

Day 40 - Crusty eyes

Today's Tip - Clean your infant's eyes with a Q-tip or with a washcloth during bathtime

90% of infants have tear duct blockages, and that usually results in a goopy discharge coming out of one, if not both eyes. It's perfectly normal, so just keep your baby's eye clear with a moist Q-tip. During bathime, clear the eyes first with water fresh from the tap.

You can also help to clear their tear duct by gently pushing your finger up the outside of their nose towards the tear duct. Make sure your fingers are clean and you don't have long nails, your baby will thank you for it.

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2 Comments:

Blogger SkylarKD said...

I'd be afraid I'd poke the baby's eye with a Q-Tip; I'll probably stick with washcloths or cotton balls.

Great site by the way; lots of good tips. :)

7:03 AM  
Blogger Classic Jef said...

Thanks! I actually prefer a warm washcloth now, but a Q-Tip is good for getting that little area in the corner of their eye.

6:27 AM  

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