1. You should not put anything inside your child’s ear canal, especially cotton-tipped applicators (QTips®)
2. To clean your child’s ears, wipe the outside with a damp washcloth. Do not try to push the washcloth into the ear canal.
3. If you think there is too much wax in your child’s ear, you can put two or three drops of mineral oil in your child’s ear once a week. Leave the mineral oil in for a few minutes, and then tilt your child’s head toward the side with the ear that has too much wax. Blot up any extra mineral oil with a piece of tissue, and then rinse your child’s ear out with warm water.
4. If you still think there is too much wax in your child’s ear or ears, you should call your healthcare provider.
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