Did you know that ear infections are the second most common illness among children? (The common cold is the first.) In fact, three out of four kids will have experienced at least one ear infection by the time they reach age 3. With the cold weather upon us, all parents should take time to learn the causes, symptoms, and treatments of baby ear infections.
An ear infection – the medical term is “acute otitis media” (AOM) – is the inflammation and infection of the middle ear. Ear infections in babies typically first develop between 4 and 6 months, after your baby has had a cold or an upper-respiratory infection. [Read more…] about Baby Ear Infections: Symptoms, Causes, and How to Treat