This post is written by Beth of Experimental Mommy. While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% honest.
In my daughter’s short life of only two years she has had 11 ear infections and two sets of tubes, so with summer here it is time to be extra cautious. Since she currently has a set of tubes in her ears, most doctors suggest that she wear some type of ear plug while bathing and swimming. There are several different types of ear plugs including foam, plastic and even custom made. While custom made is fine, I found that in a matter of a few weeks she had outgrown them. To me silicone ear plugs are the best way to go; not only can they be molded to fit her perfectly, she will never outgrow them.
One of the hardest parts of putting the ear plugs in is convincing my two year old to stand still long enough to put the plug in properly. With AquaEars for Children that will no longer be a problem. Finally a solution to my problem – ear plugs with a beloved character on them! AquaEars come in several different colors and with your favorite character on them ncluding: Mickey Mouse, Nemo, Dora, Sponge Bob, Cars, Princess and Hello Kitty.
What child wouldn’t be thrilled to have their favorite pal in their ears? We tried the Nemo ones first, my daughter just patiently stood next to me while I put in her ‘fish’ in. They molded nicely into her ears and they did not seem to bother her. After swimming or bathing simply put the plug back into the plastic case and you can use them again next time.
AquaEars for Children is a soft silicone earplug that offers dual protection for water-sensitive ears by sealing out water and reducing ear discomfort due to water pressure. Ideal for swimming and bathing, AquaEars doesn’t interfere with normal hearing like other earplugs for water-related activities. The new licensed characters make the earplugs fun while helping to reduce the non-compliance challenge parents might have with children wearing earplugs. AquaEars also have a noise reduction rating of 22, making them perfect for protecting sensitive ears from noise during music events, fireworks shows and more.
Not only are the earplugs good for water activities, they can be used for other events as well. My son is EXTREMELY sensitive to sound, he holds his hands over his ears for loud music, fireworks, and even when the toilet flushes. He has been like that his entire life and I never know what to do to help minimize the sound for him. We will definitely be trying the Mickey Mouse AquaEars!