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Why does my baby play with his ears

Hi, our 9.5 month yr old boy keeps pulling and pocking at his ears, is it a habit or does he have an itch? also he sways back and forth alot....

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MommyBear335

Asked by MommyBear335 at 8:25 PM on Aug. 23, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Because he can. It doesn't mean ear infection.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 8:26 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Ear infection. Teething pain.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:26 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Either they are fun to grab, or he has allergies and they itch. Mine did that too. If it's an ear infection he'd probably scream, so I'm gonna go with itchy inner ear from allergies.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 8:27 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • i agree with Musicmom80
    QandA

    Answer by QandA at 8:28 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • My middle son would do it when he was bored or tired.
    Courtney610

    Answer by Courtney610 at 8:32 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • My son does it when he is tired. but it can also be an indication of an ear ache. He is most likely exploring his body... Just keep an eye on him but I am sure hes fine.
    sassy_brizzy

    Answer by sassy_brizzy at 10:14 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • My daughter does that for only two reasons. Either she is sleepy & its her personal self soother or it was her way of saying ear infection. She was doing that alot more this weekend & sure enough the doc said she had double ear infections! She doesnt even scream so dont think oh hes not screaming. I took her better safe than sorry.
    mercy928

    Answer by mercy928 at 11:34 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • My son had a ear infection when he messed with his ear alot but he may just like playing with his ear.
    shandi_001

    Answer by shandi_001 at 10:27 AM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Could be lots of reasons... ear infection, teething, comfort, maybe he just thinks its fun. If he isnt whiny or acting unusual i wouldn't put too much thought into it!
    Klynn-whitlow

    Answer by Klynn-whitlow at 11:44 AM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Ours does that too. The Pediatrician looked and said he doesn't have an ear infection. I don't know why he does it so I guess it's just because he likes to.
    firenicecream

    Answer by firenicecream at 12:04 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

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