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Do you use q tips / cotton bubs in your kids ears ?

if so do you know its not recommended and there big health risk  with it including blocked ear ?

if so why do you still do it ?

 

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:17 AM on Jun. 4, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (20)
  • i use a baby q tip and dont go IN THE EAR, just cleann the outside mainly
    cnv13085

    Answer by cnv13085 at 7:18 AM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • I do.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 7:20 AM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • maybe thats for people who put them deep inside their babies ears... u still need to clean their ears just not so far that u hurt them.
    cnv13085

    Answer by cnv13085 at 7:24 AM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • I took my 11 month in with a double ear infection that had turned to leaking fluid. Doc gave me an ear drop medication to use to help clear it out. Both him and the label on the ear drops say use q tip to clear excess fluid after administering.
    keisha613

    Answer by keisha613 at 7:26 AM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • I have always used q-tips in my ears. I would feel disgusting not cleaning them. I never had a problem.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 7:47 AM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • I clean mine daily and my kids weekly. They are a combined 15 years and only one of them has had an ear infection one time. There ears are checked regularly by the doctor with no issues so I am just going to keep doing what I have been.
    Melbornj

    Answer by Melbornj at 8:51 AM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • I have used them all my life and never had a problem. And I use them on my son and he is fine. Some people must apparently jam them in to the knuckle. What a silly question. There are lots of things that can cause problems if not used properly, do you live in bubblewrap?
    Shanna84

    Answer by Shanna84 at 9:35 AM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • I cleaned the outside only with my babies, and now that they're 7 and nearly 10, they use regular q tips. They've never had a problem or ear infection.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 10:21 AM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • i use both
    rinamomof2

    Answer by rinamomof2 at 6:05 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • My DD gets ear aches if I don't clean them, so I do.
    cueballsmom

    Answer by cueballsmom at 8:33 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

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