My first baby Hedley had super crusty, mucky eyes. In the morning, when I would go get him in his crib he couldn’t even open his eyes! They were stuck shut with gook and he couldn’t even see. One of my first questions for my doctor at our one-week appointment was “what do I do with this gross eye gunk?”
Baby Eye Care
Babies eyes are obviously extremely sensitive and you don’t want to ever pick off that yucky baby eye crust. Instead you want to take sterile cotton or gauze and soaked in warm water and gently wipe the eye area from inside to outside until the eye crust loosens and falls off. In this video, I show you how to do that.
Clogged Tear Ducts in Newborns
Baby eye crust comes from clogged tear ducts in newborns, which is a pretty common phenomenon that usually resolves itself over the course of the first year of a baby’s life. In this video, I also go through my experience with this as one of my five children had a blocked duct that did not unfortunately resolve itself, so he needed to have to have a surgical procedure at 15 months to open up a clogged duct. He was fine, and, once our nerves calmed, so were we!
Did your baby have mucky, crusty eyes? What did you do about them? Weigh in here and thanks for watching!
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