So I looked my doctor in the eye and asked, "How do I make sure my baby does not get an ear infection?" He looked me back in the eye and said, "Ear wax". This took me by surprise. "You mean get rid of it?" I asked. They wouldn't make Q-tips if this wasn't the case, right? But his answer surprised me again. "No, don't get rid of the ear wax in their ear. It is there for a reason. It protects the ear from water from a bath or mucus from a cold. If the ear wax is there, they most likely won't get an infection."
I was stunned.
I wanted to make sure that perfect ear was pain-free...
So I said, "Okay."
And I will tell you, I haven't used a single Q-tip on one of my kids. We clean the outside of their ears with water and a washcloth and so far no one has complained of being grossed out by the monstrous ear wax growing out of their ears. If fact, I can't ever even see any. They can hear fine and I am happy to report that NOT ONE of my kids have ever had an ear infection! Here is an article that will explain what I just said in a more detailed and intelligent manor:
So when your knew little one comes into your life, resist the urge to clean to their ears spotless. Let that waxy stuff do it's job!
What simple secrets do you have to help your little one cope with the pains of life?