Removing hair from a baby’s eye is crucial for their safety and comfort. To avoid any potential harm or irritation, it is important to take safety precautions during the process.
Gather your Supplies
- Clean towel
- Clean washcloth
- Warm water
- Petroleum jelly
- Eye drops
Assess the Situation
Determine which eye has hair in it, how it landed there, and if the hair is visible.
Wash Hands & Calm Baby
Wash hands with soap and calm down the baby with a toy or soothing voice.
Clean Area Around Eye
Use a clean damp cloth to wipe around the affected eye and dry the area gently.
Apply Eye Drops or Water
Apply drops or wash affected eye with warm water using a dropper.
Use Petroleum Jelly
Apply a small amount of petroleum jelly to the affected eye and massage gently around the eye.
Remove Hair Gently
Using sterilized or thoroughly cleaned tweezers, gently remove hair.
Repeat if Necessary
Check if all hair has been removed and repeat the steps if necessary.
Final Check and Comfort Baby
Check baby’s eye for debris or irritation and comfort baby.
Removing hair from a baby’s eye is a common problem, but with these simple steps, hair can be safely removed, ensuring baby’s safety and comfort.