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How do you keep a child's ear canal dry during bathing?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Why bother??

You can easily bathe baby without fretting about ears.
If you are concerned about the water, a gentile wipe of the outer ear canal with a drier cloth will wick out any excess. Infants do not get middle ear infections from this exposure & I have never seen an infant with an outer ear infection from the practice in 3 decades.

In brief: Why bother??

You can easily bathe baby without fretting about ears.
If you are concerned about the water, a gentile wipe of the outer ear canal with a drier cloth will wick out any excess. Infants do not get middle ear infections from this exposure & I have never seen an infant with an outer ear infection from the practice in 3 decades.
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