Jackie - posted on 03/17/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )
So I started thinking of this last nite b/c my daughter has chronic ear infections. So the fix is to either get a course of antibiotics everytime, or when they are chronic to get tubes put in. The follow question applies ONLY to those situations where ear infections are deemed to be CHRONIC.
So I have seen many different posts, but specifically in the CIO thread last week, about how some of you could never let your baby cry. And general comments of how some of the protective moms would never subject their child to something that would be uncomfortable if there was any other way etc. So here is what I am wondering: Tubes being put in is not a requirement, it's an alternative fix to medicine. So would you have your baby go through the procedure of having tubes put in, or would you just keep giving them antibiotics since that doesn't make them cry or be uncomfortable.
**For the sake of staying on topic let's keep the discussion based on a child too young to be able to comprehend what is going - so you can't explain it to them**. Because obviously if you starting talking about a 4 year old you can just tell them what is going on.