my girl dosent have alot of ear wax but i do help her clean sometimes when i feel she needs to have it clean.. im using the pigeon cotton bud which one end is pink. the pink end is made of some sticky material(dont know what) so it can stick the dirt all onto it. very convenient.
your son only start to do so recently? cos my girl always scratch her ear, hair n rub her eyes when she is tired/sleepy... these are her sleepy signs.. possible that your son is sleepy?? my girl can scratch her ear till very red one . scratch n pull... lol