With clean hands, moisten a cotton wool ball with warm water and gently clean your newborn’s eyelids, wiping from inner eye to outer eye. Use a different piece of cotton wool for each eye.
Read more about cleaning eyes, ears and nose.
Use a cotton wool ball to wipe behind and around the outside of baby’s ears. Be careful not to stick anything inside baby’s ear – this can cause damage.
After washing baby’s hair, dry it by gently moving the towel back and forward across the scalp.
Clean baby’s gums and tongue using water and a washcloth after morning and evening feeds.
Wipe front and back of teeth using water and a clean washcloth. At 12 months use a soft infant toothbrush to brush teeth with water at least twice a day.