Consider your child's level of upset and general demeanor when approaching the removal of an object in his ear. For example, do not attempt to use tweezers if your little one is squirmy as you run the risk of shoving this object further into the ear and exacerbating the problem. Similarly, if your child is highly upset by the fact that something is in his ear, he may be too distressed to comply with your requests to hold still. If you doubt your youngster’s ability to be a still and willing patient, take him to the doctor for help.
If you can see the object, tilt your child’s head to the side so the impacted ear is facing the ground. Pull your child’s ear upward and back, which can help to straighten the ear canal. Ask your child to shake his head upward and downward slightly to determine if you can get the object to drop out. If the item doesn't fall out on its own but you can easily see and grasp it, attempt to grip it with tweezers and remove it, recommends the University of Pennsylvania Health System. If you can't easily grip the item, don't struggle to do so as you increase your likelihood of inadvertently shoving it into your little one's ear.
If an insect is to blame for your child’s ear issue, enlist the help of some baby oil and tweezers. Ask your child to turn his head so the impacted ear faces upward. Place a few drops of oil into the ear. The baby oil will likely bother the bug, suggests the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which will cause it to crawl out of the ear and give you the chance to grab it with tweezers. If that doesn't work, contact your doctor.