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My baby got water in his ear!

During his bath my 3 month old got a little bit of water in his ear. Will that hurt anything?

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Asked by jessicarae787 at 10:21 AM on Oct. 31, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i dont think it will unless he has an ear infection

    Answer by wendy232425 at 10:22 AM on Oct. 31, 2008

  • I am no doctor so please dont quote me, but aslong as you are not giving him a bath and then taking him outside in the wind, or your house is not freezing he should be ok. My son who is 6 1/2 months lays in the "big boy" bath and plays for a few before I wash him. If you want wal*mart sells baby Q-tips that you can use that WONT hurt he baby I have been using them for a few months now. Just dont do it every night some wax is good. I hope this helps

    Answer by Quintensmom at 10:24 AM on Oct. 31, 2008

  • NO!

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:30 AM on Oct. 31, 2008

  • Nope. ear infects are caused when fuild gets into the sinus cavity and the tubes that way. Usualy from cold/congestion. Water on the outisde of the ear (unless he's got tubes in place and therefore a hole in the ear) is perfectly fine.

    Answer by ferdo0204 at 10:37 AM on Oct. 31, 2008

  • Okay good, thanks! I had tubes and holes as a little kid so the tiniest bit of water always gave me an ear infection so I didn't know how it affected a "normal" baby.

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 10:38 AM on Oct. 31, 2008

  • No it shouldn't my daughter is in the bath at least twice a day and gets water in her ears all of the time the doctor told me that its nothing to worry about unless they are under a month old, when they are three months thier ear canals curve or something so i wouldnt worry about it.

    Answer by MaddysMommy7208 at 11:45 AM on Oct. 31, 2008

  • get an ear irrigator, it looks like the nose one and just suction the water out

    Answer by camtri3 at 10:47 PM on Oct. 31, 2008

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