Hmm… I’m half nervous submitting this as this week’s Works For Me Wednesdays (WFMW). This tip may turn out to be a no brainer for most of you. But believe it or not I only discovered this “solution” yesterday. Yup that’s right, after having a four-year old son and a one half year old daughter. Incredible huh?
Cleaning ear wax is hubby’s obssession. This is due to a “traumatising” experience he had as a kid of having to go to the doctors to rid some awful accumulated wax from his ears. So he pretty much took care of Hubby-jr (our son)’s ears since birth as shower-before-bedtime was his “duty”. Hubby’s procedure required a wet cotton bud and steady hands.
Don’t be shocked but it only occurred to me yesterday that Little Missy (our daughter) has never had her ears cleaned since birth (gasp!). I was the one in charge of all her bathing sessions… oops! So yesterday I tried hubby’s method and it didn’t work very well for me. The “stuff” just seemed to circulate around the tip of the cotton buds on her ears. Eew.
Then I recalled reading somewhere about using Baby Oil. So I tried. Squeezed just a teensy weensy bit onto the tip of the cotton bud and ever so gently and steadily rotated it at the entrance of the ear canal. It worked! Wax came off easily, oil made it gentle on the ears and Little Missy’s ears were clean. You can even use it to clean to rest of the ears – the part that sticks out?.
Hope this is useful for some of you as it was for me.
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