Loading... Please wait...

Blog

Keeping Your Children's Ears Infection Free... By Jess Walter

Posted by

Keeping Your Children’s Ears Infection Free

By the time they reach the age of 3, 5 out of every 6 children get an ear infection. Children's ear canals and eustachian tubes are still developing and their immune systems are not as strong as adult. Whilst our kids are still growing and developing, there are some things we can do to try and help them avoid illness and infection.

What is an Ear Infection?

Ear infections form in the middle ear and the majority of the time are caused by bacteria. Fluid then builds up behind the ear canal, giving your child earache and pain. We all want to keep our kids safe and well, but sometimes it is difficult to tell if a young child has an infection, as they cannot describe the symptoms. Look out for them crying more than usual, or being very irritable. Look out too for them pulling their ear and not being able to hear you very well. Trouble sleeping and a fever in very young children is also a common symptom.

Ear, nose and throat are linked

Ear infections are very common whilst or after your child is battling a sore throat. The bacteria from a sore throat can spread to the middle ear. If your child has a virus, such as a cold, this can also cause an ear infection as a secondary infection. Colds and sore throats can sometimes be unavoidable in small children; however, we can try and help by taking preventative measures. Always make sure you and your family wash your hands regularly, especially before eating. Keep your kitchen and work surfaces clean. Give your child a healthy, balanced diet and consider using a vitamin supplement.

Keeping your child’s ear dry

If your child gets regular ear infections, it is advisable to keep their ears dry in the bath and swimming pool. You can use a cotton wool pad with petroleum jelly on it. The petroleum jelly acts as a barrier against the water. Alternatively you can use earplugs or ear putty and a headband. Water is a breeding ground for bacteria and if your child is prone to infections, it is a good idea to protect their ears.

If you think your child has an ear infection, make sure you consult your doctor. Little ears are precious and it is important for your kids development that they are looked after.

Suggested family travel destinations in the U.K.

If you are planning on travelling in the U.K. with children and family in the near future, please read the post below, which is filled with great ideas! After reading, please scroll down and have a look at the picture below. Safe travelling!Ideas for a Family Day Out in CornwallThere are so many beautiful places [...]

Read More »


Summer 2017: Unsafe Toys and Activities For Kids. By Swartz & Swartz Attorneys at Law

Hello everyone,I have recently read a terrific and informative article about some summer dangers that parents need to be aware of. It was written by Swartz & Swartz, Attorneys at Law and offers up some good advice and things to watch out for towards the end of this summer and well beyond! Please have a [...]

Read More »


Mommy blogging in 2017

Yes, You can Still Make Money as a Mommy Blogger in 2017For many, it seemed as if blogging had peaked and is now on the decline in a saturated market - none more so than the realm of the mommy blogger. However, even in 2017, it is possible to start, grow, and earn from a [...]

Read More »


Grand Opening

Welcome to Mommy I'm Here's new website! Thank you for coming and welcome to our brand new website.  We have now made it easier and more affordable than ever to help protect your children.  Please feel free to look around.  You now have the ability to purchase directly from us, which will ensure we keep you [...]

Read More »




 

Recent Updates

Connect with us

Newsletter