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The best baby ear defenders and protectors

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The best baby ear defenders and protectors

Even as adults, noise can be really uncomfortable. Not every new parent realises that the ears of newborn babies are even more sensitive, so it’s well worth thinking about how you protect delicate ears in noisy environments.

You might think you don't need a baby ear defender or protector for your little one, but you can use baby ear defenders and protectors in so many situations such as family parties, fireworks displays, summer festivals, concert or cinema trips and any other situation you find your baby in an uncomfortable situation.  Also, when inside the house during renovation or cleaning times.

How do you choose baby ear defenders and protectors?

Ear defenders for babies need to be designed specifically for them – you can’t use adult earplugs. So, if you’re going to use ear protectors with your baby, you need to make sure you get a quality product.

Using an ear defender or protector is the same thing as using sunscreen in a really hot day and helmet when riding a bike or roller skating, for example.

With a variety of choices currently on the market, finding the right ear defenders for babies and young children can be a daunting task. Here are some key factors to consider in your search for the best option:

When buying a baby ear defender, one of the most important points is the fit. Your children need to able to move their heads when using it without the protectors slipping or falling off. Also, it cannot put too much pressure on their heads.

Always use baby ear defenders and protectors safely!

Before using baby ear defenders and protectors make sure you read all the use instructions and recommendations, as some of these products cannot be used for long periods.

The best 8 baby ear defenders and protectors

Alpine Muffy Baby Protection

£26.00 - RRP: £27.95

  • It can be used from 3 months to 3 years
  • It’s really comfy because of its elastic headband, which is available in either pink or blue
  • It comes with two bands, plus a carry bag
  • It doesn't contain any metal
  • This brand is one of the best in Europe respecting its safety standard



Banz Baby Hearing Protection Earmuffs

£14.99 - RRP: £19.99


  • It can be used from newborn to 2 years. Banz recommends not using for too long in babies under three months.

  • It has foam-filled cushions around the ears
  • It’s pretty lightweight
  • It’s very effective at blocking sound
  • There are a wide variety of colours/designs

Edz Kidz Ear Defenders


  • It can be used by babies older than 6 months

  • It comes in many colours options
  • It can be used for older kids as well
  • It's one of the most popular choices
  • It has a customizable set with carrying bags, replacement pads, and mix and match end caps
  • It's good for travelling


Safetots Children's Ear Protector Pink

£12.95 - RRP: £18.90


  • It can be used from 6 months to 7 years

  • It has very low pressure on the head
  • It's really comfy with fluid and foam filling the padding around the ears


Ems For Kids Baby Ear Defenders



  • It can be used by newborns to 18 months babies.

  • Ems For Kids is exclusively designed for little babies.
  • It has adjustable head straps in a variety of prints and designs.


Snug Safe n Sound Kids


  • It has a five-year warranty
  • It has a very long usage
  • It’s cheaper than average


3M Peltor Kids Ear Muffs


  • It’s durable and well-made with low profile ear cups and no protruding parts
  • It has high SNR value (27dB)
  • It fits kids up to 7 years
  • It can be relatively expensive


Ear Lugz

  • It comes in a wide variety of colours
  • It can be used from 6 months to 16 years
  • It's great for travel
  • It's made with comfortable material


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Tam works at Bauer Media writing affiliate content for Mother and Baby. She moved to London in 2016 and has lived previously in Toronto, Canada and Sao Paulo, Brazil. She had a blog called TaraVivendo and wrote two e-books: Divas and Divando aos 25 anos. At the moment, her days are spent writing, eating croissants and drinking coffee. Her biggest dream is to start a big family and to adopt three kids.