Ear infections are inevitable in young children, particularly babies and infants. However, oftentimes it’s difficult to tell if a baby or young child has an ear ache because they can’t flat out tell us where it hurts.
As parents of babies and infants, the following eight tips will help you decipher if your child is battling an ear infection…
1. Tugging at Ears
Young toddlers who are suffering with an ear infection will usually repeatedly pull or tug at their ears. This pulling will often be the first telltale sign of an ear infection. Babies will tend to tug on their ears when they are teething as well, but if they aren’t; chances are the pain is coming from their inside the ears.