Sorry rubbish title but DS2 has a perforated ear drum this happened when he was 18mths and has never healed. He's now 5 and i'd like him to have swimming lessons, we go swimming as a family he's quite happy to float around with arm bands, wears ear plugs and a head band. I'm worried that with lessons he'l have to put his head under the water and it'll get into his ear. Anyone else had this problem?? Thanks Jack
I got a lot of ear infections as a child and my mum bought me some special ear plugs to stop water going in my ears whilst swimming to try and help. It's a long time ago now but they must still sell them?
I had a perforated eardrum as a kid and eventually had a skin graft to cover it. I wore the silicone earplugs that mould really well into your ear - they can make it a bit more difficult to hear but are the best barrier to the water. Is that what he wears?
Swimming was a bit fraught - was very nervous of putting my head right under - but slowly I got over that fear, and I never had any real problems.