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Do you use Q-Tips to clean your ears?

Posted by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 2:40 AM
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Your little one's ears?
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mommyhonu
by Mary on Jun. 4, 2011 at 2:41 AM

 yes for me ... no for my LO. I'm to nervous to do that.

babygomez
by April on Jun. 4, 2011 at 2:49 AM
Yes for both.
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MrsApple
by Platinum Member on Jun. 4, 2011 at 2:50 AM

No,just washcloth on the outer parts.

AlwaysKISA
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 2:52 AM

yes for me. and i stay FAAAAR away from my LO ears with anything. he has tubes so they drain/clean themselves out.

cerainwondrland
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 2:54 AM

I do it to myself but I won't for baby...

Your not actually supposed to stick things in your ear...but i cant help it! I can feel when it's in too far and such,but baby can't tell me that

alandou
by April on Jun. 4, 2011 at 4:01 AM

yes, for both. dd actually likes the feel of it and she sits perfectly still while I do it.

Flaca43
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 6:33 AM
But for him I use the baby ones with the bulbs

Quoting babygomez:

Yes for both.
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athenaheim
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 6:34 AM
Yes. I use the baby qtips
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feralkitten
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 6:38 AM

no your have not to use them now they cause problems with kids ears nothing should go in your kids ears if your worried get drops

feralkitten
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 6:46 AM

Blocked ears are a common complaint in adults and children, frequently the result of an obstruction or infection of the ear canal. The most common blockages are often self-inflicted, the result of cotton buds being used to attempt to clean the ear canal.  This often pushes ear wax deep into the canal.  Ear wax consists of secretions by the sebaceous and sweat glands.  These ordinarily maintain the condition of the ear by cleaning, lubricating and protecting the lining of the ear.  It also traps dirt, repels water and has antibacterial properties. Other causes of blocked ears are infection/colds/flu and otosclerosis, an uncommon condition caused by abnormal growth and development of bones of the middle ear.

Symptoms include:

    * Hearing loss
    * Earache/pain
    * Dizziness or loss of balance
    * A ringing sound (tinnitus)
    * Discharge or bleeding

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