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has anyone ever heard of or used 'ear buddies' to correct baby's prominent or stick out ears?? would be interested in feed back.....

Shell

I'm not sure about prominent ears but I've successfully used Ear Buddies to correct my son's "Stahl's Ear".

The splints are great. Soft, easily moldable. I've found 3M Micropore tape a bit better (stickier) (and less expensive) then the tape they offer on the site.

I would give them a shot. I don't think you can do much harm by splinting.

Before we received the "ear buddies" I actually made my own splint (read up about this method on online medical journals). I took an 8 French Catheter, and fed lead free solder into it. cut it to size, and taped it using the 3M micorpore tape.

I fitted this homemade splint when my baby was three weeks. Most of the correction was made with it, but am continuing to use the ear buddies as the material (silicone) is much softer than the catheter and the ends are nicely capped and rounded.

Let me know how it goes.
Hey guys

just going through this post and I've never heard of ear buddies before. My son has ears that stick out but I thought they wouldn't be as noticable when he grew hair so haven't thought of doing anything about it till I saw this.

what exacty are ear buddies and how would you use them to correct the ears?

cheers
Haylee.

3 gorgeous children to love forever

Hi Haylee,

check out www.earbuddies.co.uk
you will get all the info you need there.

Shell

Hi I was just wondering if you can buy these in Australia or if you need to buy them direct from the uk? Does anyone know how much they cost and if they were effective? I did look at the website but cant find the pricing.

thanks in advance.

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You have to buy them direct from the UK. i think ours took about 10-14 days to come in the post. and all up including postage from memory it cost about $150. We put them on our baby when he was about 3 months i think. he had a few crimps and folds, and they stuck out slightly. I think they would be very efective on a younger baby as they don't move around as much and rub their ears. They are quite fiddly to put on too. i didn't keep them on for the suggested time so no change to his ears.
I'm suprised there isn't something like this in Australia. We get our teeth fixed if they need adjusting. (ie braces) Why not correct a baby's ears, they are often miss-shappen from birthing.
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Shell

I've just fitted ear buddies to my daughter who is almost 6 months old. They were quite easy to fit and since the tape is skin coloured it's not as obvious looking as I thought. Hoping it works!
My daughter is 13 months old and she is having stick out ears. I just heard of Ear Buddies last week and has ordered a pair. Is it too late to do it now? Any advice or comments? Thanks.
AlisonKT wrote:
I've just fitted ear buddies to my daughter who is almost 6 months old. They were quite easy to fit and since the tape is skin coloured it's not as obvious looking as I thought. Hoping it works!


Hi Alison
I know its been some years now, wondering how the ear buddies went? My son is 3 months and one ear isn't quite like the other and protrudes. If I can try this non surgical method it would be preferred.
Cindy
Hello guys
My bub is almost 7 months old and I'm thinking about ordering ear buddies but am just worried it's too late for her. Did anyone try them after 6 months of age and had success?
Cheers
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