• Babies may need their eyes to be cleaned especially if they have some discharge coming out.

  • Remember with every cleaning attempt, there is a tendency to introduce infections and damage. So be careful

 

Equipment

  • Sterile water or cooled boiled water in a container

  • Sterile cotton wool

  • Gloves/ gown

 

METHOD

  • Wash your hands and use the sterile gloves

  • Wrap the baby in a warm towel with face exposed. Place them on the changing mat

  • Pour clean water into the sterile galiput (cup) and dip the cotton wool into it.

  • Squeeze the excess water and wipe the eyes from medial side outwards( from nose outwards)

  • Use different cotton wool for different eyes

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