My baby's ears and naval seems very dry. Is it ok to put some drops of oil in his ears and navel?

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Absolutely not! Many parents believe that they would be able to clean the two areas (ear and navel) better if they applied some oil to it, but there it is not true. Here's why: - Oil causes infection and adding oil into ears could lead to complications like soreness, itching, infection and in some cases loss of hearing. - Newborn's navel should also be kept away from oil till the umbilical stump falls off. It may cause infection and attract grime and dirt.

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