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My 16 month old has¬†grommets, how do you go about keeping water out? The headband and ear plus aren’t exactly practical for bathing and washing hair.

Posted anonymously, 14th September 2015

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  • hope you solved this with that silicone stuff :) that sounds pretty handy to know

  • I think the ear plugs are ok for washing hair

  • get them to hold their fingers in their ears, or tip head back…. why bother actually, I never worried about it, just poured water over his head, what is the issue???

  • Have you tried the soft little foamy ear plugs?? I’m not sure if they are appropriate but just a thought. Good luck

  • I have seen kids with wetsuit fabric headbands designed specifically for this, I am sorry I don’t know the maker, maybe ask at your local swimming pool/swim school?

  • I just had some impressions done for ear plugs for my son today. It is moulded to his ear and is meant to keep water out. We saw an ENT.

  • Silicone ear plugs, they are kind of like a blue tack kind of substance, so they are pliable and waterproof. I used them for my son when he had grommets, it meant he could still bathe and swim without water getting in his ears and damaging the grommets.

  • You can use blu tack! Works a treat when my daughter goes swimming. You can also go to the chemist and get a product that’s similar to blu tack that moulds into the ear.

  • Ear plugs were my first thought. Now I have no idea. Maybe go to a chemist and ask, they’re full of great little inventions and advice. Hope you find an answer soon

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