ear tubes-wont wear ear plugs

Terri - posted on 06/29/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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i would like to take my daughter in the pool this summer but she has ear tubes and will not leave ear plugs in. i bought the silicone ones. she did leave one in for a few minutes and then it fell out so i guess i didn't have it in there good enough. i heard about a band (like a head band) they can wear but she wont wear a hat so seriously doubt she'll wear that. i guess we will just keep trying the plugs and see if eventually she leaves them in.

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Terri - posted on 07/01/2009

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my baby is 1. i talked to her doc yesterday and he said if she doesn't wear them that's ok--just to use the antibiotic drops once after she is in the pool. so that was good news!

Kelly - posted on 06/30/2009

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my daughter has tubes also.. she wouldnt wear them at first either major fight.. I think it was having to push them in her ears they caused some pressure or something. we did eventually get her to wear them She ended up getting another ear infetion and we explained that the pain will come back unless she wore them. we also used a swim cap over top of them. we let her pick out the color and everything. I am not sure how old your child is but my daughter will be 7 and has had tubes since she was 5. they havent completely fell out yet they are hanging by a thread literally.

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