Sweet Pea had ear tubes placed 2 weeks ago and the whole process was really smooth. We just had her follow up appointment with the ENT today and the great news is that the ear infections and fluid are gone!!!!!! We had noticed an uptick in her babbling and so we had high hopes that all was good, but it was definitely good to hear it from the doctor. He gave us this ear putty to use as ear plugs. He molded it into a Hershey kiss shape and then put it in her ear and pushed it down. It stayed for maybe 5 seconds! When I expressed my concern he very casually told me that we would have to put the ear plugs in and then I should have my husband put his hands over her ears while we put her head under the faucet to wash her hair. What?!?!?! This man is a very sweet man, but he must be losing his marbles! What happened to fun bath time? What happened to swimming? What happened to being a kid?
I'm looking for any advice that I can get at this point. Are there any tricks that you know of to help keep the darn things in so that I can wash her hair? She doesn't have much now, but I really hope that will be changing eventually!
I've been reading that swimming may not be an issue without the plugs as long as it is not more than 2 or 6 ft under the water because the pressure can cause more water to enter the ear at that point I guess. Soapy water though is a consistent no no. So maybe we can still enjoy a little pool in our backyard this summer, but have to figure out something for the bath?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated!