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    Default Do babies ears need to be cleaned out?

    The last 2 times the Dr has checked my daughters ears, they've said "I can't really see because her ears are waxy". I clesn my ears with cotton buds which I know is dangerous etc but I hate the feeling of waxy ears. I thought ears were self cleaning which is why I haven't cleaned my daughters ears, but do they need to be cleaned? How should I do it?

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    I do every couple of days with the baby ear cleaning buds that are big and can't go to far in her ear

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    No. Babies ears do not need cleaning. If you're worried about it talk to your doctor and get advice specific to your bub.

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    Using a cotton bud will remove some but also push some back in as well.

    I wipe DD's ears with a tissue. I do the same with my ears.

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    No baby's ears don't need cleaning. A safe option would be using waxsol drops if really concerned to help dissolve wax without the risk of pushing wax in and impacting it. Speak to your pharmacist.
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    Hey JR. No medical knowledge but I think waxy is good. My DD never had wax and ended up with recurrent ear infections and grommets at 11months...had "glue ear" which is where her tubes were solid full of gunk, hence why i never saw wax.
    DSs are waxy and get worse if he has a cold, so i'm assuming they are working as they should?

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    I haven't used cotton bubs on dd. If I see any wax come to the surface I get rid of it. Our dr has never commented on her ears.

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    If you are concerned book your DD into an ENT they can actually clean the ear out for you. We did this with DD3 which was lucky because she ended needing grommets.

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    I've never cleaned any of my boys with cotton wool buds, I do get the same comments from drs though, but hae asked and they said wax is generally a good thing, and where it's blocking their view is not reachable with a cotton will bud anyway. I normally wipe the boys out with a washer in the bath.

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    I use a baby cotton tip to remove it if i can see a big bit otherwise i leave it


 

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