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Ear pulling

(4 Posts)
WidgetWB Mon 01-Sep-08 15:40:25

This is supposed to mean something in a newborn (8 weeks) but what is it supposed to mean? He has been doing it for a week or so and I can't work it out - is it wind? Any ideas?

WigWamBam Mon 01-Sep-08 15:49:51

It could simply mean that he has discovered his ears are there, and he likes pulling them!

Sometimes it's a sign of an ear infection though so worth having it checked out.

Beeper Mon 01-Sep-08 17:38:31

has he had his jabs, one of the side effects is ear infections.

Mercy Mon 01-Sep-08 17:41:42

Blimey, I think my dc hands were still curled up at 8 weeks, let alone being able to pull their ears.

It could be a sore throat or ear infection (??)

Any cold-type symptoms?

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