Care of Grommets

It is important to keep ears dry while bathing, and hair washing, as soap and shampoo can change the surface tension of the ear canal allowing water to enter the middle ear through the grommet. A shallow bath is best for little ones, or in the shower use protectors. Also use protectors and covers for swimming - town pools, rivers.  Follow the advice of you Surgeon. It is usually safe to swim in sea without covers, although diving and jumping is not recommended. It is important not to put the head under water in hot pools.