Whether at the infant or atchild bigger, the face cleans itself of the most natural way possible.
What to cleanse the face with?
We only use rinse-off products as the soap. We therefore avoid cleansing milks without rinsing, wipes that contain chemicals …
At a baby, the easiest way is to use a cotton ball with water tap or water from a fogger.
In infants: the right actions to clean eyes, ears
We do around the face begining with forehead, then the nose and the wings of the nose,cheeks and chin.
For the eyes, we cleanses from the inside of the eye to the outside, either from the dirtiest to the cleanest, and for do not block the tear duct. We also think of take a different cotton for each eye, to prevent the transmission of germs from one eye to the other.
For ears, we can take advantage of the baby’s bath to clean them, because they are already wet! Before the bath, so as not to have to release baby in the bathtub, we roll, for each ear, a small piece of cotton to make a ‘mouchette’, and then pass it, delicately, to the outside of the duct, the level of flag, Without forgetting behind the ears, a place where, with the small folds, there is a risk of maceration.
After each feeding, each bottle, or after regurgitation, it is important to wipe the toddler’s mouth thoroughly.
From 2 – 3 years: washing while having fun
As the child grows, it is easiest to remind him that thewe wash our face at the same time as we brush our teeth : morning and evening. Acting by imitation, it is important to show your child how to do it and even to wash his face at the same time as him.
To encourage him, we can offer him a small washcloth to the size of his hand (those for adults are much too big), in the shape of a puppet, with the head of an animal (panda, cat, frog…). We think about changing it daily.
So that the toilet is a fun moment, we can also use a rhyme which will help the child to cooperate: ‘two eyes to look, a mouth to chat, a nose to breathe, two ears to pull’ or ‘I have two ears to hear and understand, I have a small round nose for path what is good, my mouth is for tasting what is salty, what is sweet. I have two eyes to look all around ‘.
And whether it is in the toddler or in the older child, after cleansing the face, for limit drying out due to the limestone of the water, the wind or the cold, we do not forget the moisturizer, calendula which is soothing.