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What is the best way to clean bottles and pacifiers?

What is the best way to clean bottles and pacifiers?

Soap and Water: Hello, good old soap and water will do just fine. Sterilization is unnecessary unless your baby has thrush. Most bottles can be placed in the dishwasher and cleaned as well. ...Read more

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What is the best way to sterilize bottles and nipples?

What is the best way to sterilize bottles and nipples?

Why ever?: This is a practice that dates back to a time when moms made formula from evaporated milk and had to boil the milk to make it digestible.City water supplies were also inconsistent. Today it is a waste of time unless you are unsure of your water.A good bottle brush, and hot soapy water will work well for both. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean my baby's toys?

What is the best way to clean my baby's toys?

Soap and water: Soap and water is all you need unless the toys are contaminated with stool or other infectious material. ...Read more

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What is the best and safest way to clean my ears?

What is the best and safest way to clean my ears?

Avoid any object: being inserted. use mineral oil drops to lossen build up or a 50/50 mix of hydrogen peroxide and water. just let few drops run into ear, enjoy the bubble and then let it all run out and dry ear as needed outside the canal only ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean ears?

What is the best way to clean ears?

Irrigate in shower: I like my patients to use a bulb syringe in the shower with warm soapy water and gently irrigate the ear canals until the wax comes out. Sometime using something like debrox before will make the wax softer and increase success. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean the changing table?

What is the best way to clean the changing table?

Clean every time: There is cheap, there is easy and there is cheap and effective. Clean every time you use the table - most important! the antimicrobial wipes are effective and easy, but cost the most. You can use a solution of simple bleach diluted 1:1 with water, this makes a great cleaner. If you use this as a spray, though, or any spray cleaner, make sure baby is far from the aerosol when you spray! ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean your ears out (besides using cotton buds)?

What is the best way to clean your ears out (besides using cotton buds)?

Ear cleaning: as long as there are no other symptoms than wax in the ears they can be cleaned at home. I would see a physician if you had pain , found discharge or any other symptoms. Having said that there are multiple over-the-counter ear wax removal kits available Most of them employ some sort of peroxide drop and a saline flush. Check with your local drugstore for an ear wax removal kit such as Clear Canal ...Read more

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What is the best way to wean my baby off of bottles?

What is the best way to wean my baby off of bottles?

Depends on the age: If a baby is old enough to sip from a cup, he can drink his milk or water from a regular cup (with help) or from a sippy cup that has a lid. At this age (usually 20-24 months), the parent can have one talk with the child about the bottles going "bye-bye", and make all the bottles in the home disappear overnight. The important thing is to judge when the baby is truly able to drink from a cup. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean your ears?

What is the best way to clean your ears?

Nothing or a doc: Your ear has a natural cleaning mechanism with an ink dot, if placed on your eardrum, finding its way out to your ear canal opening a few weeks later. It is designed to be self cleaning. ...Read more

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What is the best and easiest way to clean your pores:)?

What is the best and easiest way to clean your pores:)?

Start with Topicals.: Topical drugs benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and glycolic acids are the most common medications. These are found in most over the counter preparations and are safe as the concentrations have been tested thoroughly. Sometimes higher strength formulations with antibiotics need to be prescribed by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to keep your teeth clean?

What is the best way to keep your teeth clean?

Brush, floss, repeat: Standard brushing and flossing, 2-3x/day is the recommendation. Dental visits every 4-12 months based on your caries and gum history and dentist recommendation. ...Read more

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How is the best way to change and clean an urostomy?

How is the best way to change and clean an urostomy?

Skin protection: Usual problem is skin irritation , excoriation due to poorly fitted stomal bag, follow instructions ( advice ) of your ostomy care provider, protect the skin , use correct size stomal bag and prevent leak. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean eyeglasses?

What is the best way to clean eyeglasses?

Water: Although, you may get bombarded with a number of eyeglass cleaners, in my experience and opinion, there is no better one than water. I use liquid hand soap and tap water to clean my glasses daily and then tap them dry with a flanel cloth. Works like a champ! ...Read more

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What is the safest way to clean out your ear?

What is the safest way to clean out your ear?

Hydrogen peroxide: Mix hydrogen peroxide and warm water, half and half, and use that to flush out your ears. It's sold premixed as "debrox". ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean my foreskin?

What is the best way to clean my foreskin?

Thoroughly.: Retract the foreskin completely, and cleanse with soapy water. Completely dry the glans, or the head of the penis, along with the foreskin. It is important not to leave any significant moisture behind as it can set up for infections or rashes. Avoid irritating powders like talc. Replace the foreskin over the glans. Do this daily. ...Read more

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What is the best and safest way to put my baby to sleep?

What is the best and safest way to put my baby to sleep?

On his or her back: The chances of dying from sids (crib death) are worse, if a baby sleeps on his tummy. Years ago in america, when babies slept on their tummies, about 3 babies out of every 1000 would die of sids. Nowadays, when babies sleep on their backs, about 1 to 1.5 babies per 1000 die of sids. Parents should talk with the doctor if a baby won't sleep on his or her back. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean my infant's teeth? She's getting her first teeth in, and we don't know what method is best or easiest. .

What is the best way to clean my infant's teeth? She's getting her first teeth in, and we don't know what method is best or easiest.


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Clean wash cloth: Dipped in water, squeeze out excess water -gently rub the teeth and massage the gums. If teething pain, dip the washcloth in cool water, squeeze out excess water and wrap around you finger and gently place in child's mouth. ...Read more

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What is the best way to baby proof the bathroom?

What is the best way to baby proof the bathroom?

Keep the door closed: There are parts of your house where you can remove items that might harm the inquisitive baby. But there are times like the early todler years when you should keep baby out. Open toilets are a magnet for the child facinated by floating objects, yet todlers are top heavy & may tople in & drown trying to retreive a toy. I don't trust toliet locks or all family mbrs using them correctly. ...Read more

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What is the best way to baby proof the kitchen?

What is the best way to baby proof the kitchen?

Knob covers/latches: A great way to baby proof the kitchen is to get down on your hands and knees and look at what a baby can pull on, open, turn, or put in their mouth. Often times, it's the stove and oven knobs that need covers, doors need latches (even the fridge), pots and pans that can be pulled down need to be put up, cords of course need to be put up, and sharp/heavy objects need to be put away. ...Read more

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