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Ear infection?

My 6 month old grabs her ears a lot. She has no fever. could it still be an ear infection?

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Asked by Squeakette at 9:58 AM on Jan. 27, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • No, its not a sign of an ear infection. Its just something babies do.

    Answer by Gailll at 10:00 AM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • it depends, has she allways done this or just now? Is she fussy? did she just discover her ears?

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 10:03 AM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Did she have a cold last week or is she teething.. Sometimes babies can not tell where the pain is coming from with teething pain so they grab their ears..

    Answer by midnightmoma at 10:08 AM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • shes not extra fussy but i know she is teething. has been for months just hasnt cut one yet. but shes been grabbing her ears on and off for a few weeks, i just noticed she was doing it more so today than usual. worries me because she refuses to sit up while drinking a bottle. you sit her up she throws herself down. she will only lay down while drinking so im always worried about ear infections.

    Answer by Squeakette at 10:39 AM on Jan. 27, 2010

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