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How old was your child when they got their first ear infection?

Joss has her first one >:( She's 3.5 months old. It started as a cold (she got it from me) and turned into an infection, booo.

So how old were your babies when they got their first one?

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caitxrawks

Asked by caitxrawks at 8:42 PM on Apr. 16, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • i dont remember exact age, but YOUNG
    he had tubes by 10 mo - and that was after more ear infections than i can count
    mommymeg03

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 8:44 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • My DD was about 8 months, it was her first and her last ear infection thank goodness! Hope your baby feels better soon...
    pamelajqs

    Answer by pamelajqs at 8:46 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • My son is 9 months and hasn't had an ear infection yet
    a_and_j_momma

    Answer by a_and_j_momma at 8:48 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • My son just got his first one when he was 22 months old and his has lasted a month!! Through 2 different antibiotics!! It sucks wicked bad!
    CarieP

    Answer by CarieP at 8:49 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • My daughter is three and has yet to have an ear infection.
    lovinmystar

    Answer by lovinmystar at 8:58 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • 11 months and he proceded to get 5 more in 6 months. He would wait until Sunday night and spike a fever and have to go to the ER because it was usually 106!! That was his only symptom when he had an ear infection. After 6 months, he stopped getting ear infections.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:00 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • We were lucky - 32 months!
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 9:15 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Never. That's almost 9 years for my oldest, 7 1/2 years for my son, 6 1/2 years for my middle daughter and 3 years for my youngest. None of them have ever had an ear infection or anything more serious then a runny nose and cough and maybe a scratchy throat. I feel very lucky since I was sick constantly as a kid.
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 9:24 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • my 12 yr old, he had one every month for his first yr.. then they suddenly were gone.
    My 6 yr old, his first he was about 2, had some off and on since, maybe once a yr...
    My 5 yr old has never had one (knock on wood)
    4x4mum

    Answer by 4x4mum at 10:16 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Never yet (knock on wood). She is about 27 months, and has never had one.
    celticreverie

    Answer by celticreverie at 10:35 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

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