The Do’s and Dont's of Children’s Ear Health


Your ears are extremely sensitive. It’s so easy to damage them if you try to clean them. After all, they don’t need a lot of attention. In fact, they just need to be cleaned with soap and water, so you should be able to lather them up when you are taking a shower or bath! With that said, you may be wondering how you can take care of your children’s ear health. It’s useful to practise good ear care so that your child’s ears do not get affected by a build-up of ear wax or any other nasty infections

So with that being said, here’s what you need to know about the dos and dont's of looking after your children’s ear health.

Should I Worry About Ear Wax?

Honestly, you should consider checking your child’s ears at least once a day just to make sure they are not having a problem. With that said, do not be afraid of ear wax. Your child may have a lot of ear wax, but the wax can actually help stop fungus and bacteria from growing inside the ear. This is thanks to the enzymes that are inside the wax. It can also provide a barrier to water, dust and dirt that could end up travelling down the ear canal towards the ear drum.

You should not be scared of ear wax because it serves a function to keep your ears healthy. The wax regulates itself. Honestly, you should only be concerned if the wax ends up becoming compacted and starts causing hearing loss. If that’s the case, you should see a doctor.

How do I Clean my Child’s Ears?

When you clean your child’s ears, it’s best to keep things simple. If there’s a lot of ear wax that has come out of their ears, you should use a tissue or towel to wash the excess away. Bath time is a great time to introduce this as can clean behind their ears with water and soap after during washing. If you want to dry your child’s ears, ask your child to tilt their head so that their ear can be placed next to a towel. This should let the water drip out of their ear, alongside any loose wax. You can then do the opposite side and make sure there is no excess water left inside the ear.

You should remind your child not to put anything in their ears, including toys, playdough, or beads. If you notice anything is stuck, or your child says something is stuck, take them to a doctor to have it removed.

What Should I Avoid Doing?

Try to avoid cleaning your child’s ears too often. As stated previously, the ears can look after themselves, so if you try to clean out all of the earwax, you may end up stimulating their ears to create even more. The lack of ear wax could also cause infection, so if you need to clean your child’s ears, use a damp towel or cloth to give their ears a wipe during a bath or shower. Less is more!

Avoid putting anything in your child’s ears if you are trying to clean them. Cotton swabs can end up pushing the wax further into the ear canal or can even puncture the ear drum. This could mean your child could suffer from hearing loss. You should also avoid using ear candles and syringes. Remember - the smallest thing you should put in your ear is your elbow!

If your child does start to suffer from an ear problem, you can speak to an otolaryngologist, or ear doctor, to find out what procedure would be best to fix it.

Children’s ear health can feel like a tricky topic when you first approach it. The inside of the ear is sensitive and can be easily prone to damage. So, whether you discover an ear wax removal procedure in Bexley or decide to go somewhere a little closer to home, when in doubt, seek help from a specialist. An otolaryngologist can advise you on how you can keep your child’s ears healthy. If you have any concerns, they can diagnose the issue and refer you on to a more specialist treatment. That’s why you should never be afraid of contacting a doctor if you are feeling concerned.

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Home Improvements to Make Home Work Better for You


There are certain improvements that you can make to your home so that it works better for you. Of course, this is going to be personal to different families, so you shouldn’t be comparing your home to someone else’s as they may have different needs. But in this post I'm going to be taking a look at some of the home improvements that you can make to make your home work better for you.

Somewhere for your Car

The first thing that we’re going to look at is somewhere to keep the cars so that they are not constantly being battered by the elements. It might not seem like an issue, but it can be over time, so you’re best making sure that you have somewhere to keep your cars. For example, you might want to keep your car inside the garage if you have one, but if you don’t then you are going to need to get creative.

You can always consider adding a carport or a canopy to your home so that your cars have an undercover area to live. Look into things like an evolution canopy and make sure that you completely understand all of your options before you add one to your home.

Add a Conservatory

Another thing that we recommend is that you look into adding a conservatory to your home if you have the space. Of course, some people don’t have any room to expand their home, and if this is the case then this isn’t going to be an option for you. However, if you do have the space and the money, then this is a great way to add some more space to your home. You can use this as a lovely area to sit with everyone and spend time with them, or if there is a specific purpose that you can think of that you want to use it for.

A New Kitchen

The last thing that we’re going to say is that you should look into a complete new kitchen. Sometimes the kitchen that you have right now is completely outdated and cooking in it isn’t fun. Or, if the kitchen is old and the design is no longer suitable for your needs, then you need to rip the entire thing out and get a new one. It isn’t cheap to do, but it’s going to be well worth every penny that you spend when you’re seeing the results that you need.

I really hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the home improvements that you can make your home work better for you. It’s important that you are doing everything in your power to make your home work for you as best you can so that you and your family can live comfortably.

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