This post is for anyone who has ear wax problems...or, if you're like me, you have a child with an ear wax problem.
I can hardly imagine a more glamorous way to begin a blog post, can you?
One of my little ones has chronic ear problems. If he doesn't have an infection, then he has wax buildup that's blocking his hearing and/or causing him pain.
I've brought him to the doctor many many times for what I thought was an infection, but it just turned out to be wax stuck in his ear. One time, the nurse went and grabbed her "ear washer" as she called it, and proceeded to squirt warm water into his ear. I couldn't believe what she was able to remove without causing him discomfort!
I said something like, "I gotta get one of those!". And she said, "It's called an 'Elephant Ear Washing Kit', and I'll bet you could find one online."
Well...no DUH! Why didn't I think of that?!
Sure enough - I found a kit on line for less than $50 (washer, replacement tips, basin, and shipping). It keeps the wacky ears cleaned out, and has saved an untold amount of time and money in trips to the docs office.
If you'd like to order one, you can find one HERE.
Or you can cruise THESE links to see what you find.
I also recommend getting some alcohol-based ear drops to prevent swimmer's ear so you don't exchange one ear problem for another by squirting all that water in an unsuspecting ear canal.
I'm sure it goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway: If in doubt, bring your child to the doctor. This is no substitute for medical care. And if your child is running a temp along with that ear pain, then it's a pretty safe bet that they have an infection. You should be able to use this product without causing pain in the child...use common sense and great caution!