It's a known issue that persistent loud noise can destroy or harm our sense of hearing. And when it comes to babies and infants, the situation gets a little worrisome as their ears are more sensitive than ours. Hence, it's vital to shield their ears from damage, if there's any strong and harsh sound around.
Thankfully, there are many ear muffs in the market designed primarily for the protection of babies' ears from loud sounds and noise. So, be it an airshow, or the 4th of July fireworks or loud concerts, these little devices make sure to keep loud sounds at bay. And in this post, we will see some of the best ear muffs out there.
But before we get down to it, here are a few things that you need to check before you hit the buy button.
Age Group: It's a common knowledge that the ear grows with ears. Hence, you must check the age group of the ear muffs and its fit before buying. After all, you wouldn't want a giant pair of muffs crowning your little one's face, right?
NRR: Noise Reduction Rating or NRR is one of the most important figures you need to check. The math is simple — a high NRR value results in better noise shielding. And NRR is measured in decibels.
Comfort: Are the ear muffs adjustable? Is the padding comfortable enough to wear for long periods if the situation demands? Will the ear muffs cause the ears to sweat?
These are some of the things that you need to check while picking ear muffs for infants and little boys and girls. Now, let's check some of the best ones available in the market.
The Baby Banz Earmuffs are one of the most popular ones out there. These are designed both for babies and toddlers and come with comfortable foam pads and sturdy cups to block noise. If we talk numbers, they have an NRR rating of 31dB. What's more, the band has soft paddings at the top for a comfortable fit. Plus, the band is adjustable as per the size of your baby's head.
And if that's not enough, the Baby Banz Earmuffs are known for their lightweight nature, and most reviews seem to agree on the same. Plus, they work like a charm and muffle the outside sound very well, be it fireworks or a loud vehicle. Plus, they look cool, thanks to the beautiful design on the outer covers.
And if that's not enough, the Baby Banz Earmuffs are known for their light form factor, and most reviews seem to agree on the same. Plus, they work like a charm and muffle the outside sound very well, be it fireworks or a loud vehicle.
Thanks to the beautiful design on the outer covers, they look adorable. Baby Banz Earmuffs are available in many colors and designs.
Another highly-reviewed and functional ear muffs for kids is the one from Asani. These noise-blocking ear muffs offer an NRR of 25dB and are best for noisy outdoor events. At the same time, the form earpads make sure that they sit lightly on the ears, yet at the same time, they keep noise from filtering in.
The best thing about these Asani ear muffs is that they are foldable and fits well into small ears as well. Though the headband is padded, they are not heavily lined as the ones by Baby Banz.
These ear muffs have a whopping 4.8-stars out of 5 on Amazon, with users rating the comfort of this device as high as 4.8. One user goes on to write, "The fit is perfect! They are so comfortable and easy to put on."
The Asani Kids' Noise Cancelling Ear Muffs is perfect for kids aged from a year to about 3 years. The adjusting ear pads make sure of that.
3. Vanderfields Earmuffs for Kids (Age: 5 Months+)
Another value for money ear muffs is the one from Vanderfields. These ear muffs sport a similar design as the Asani ear muffs, meaning you will get a similar headband and adjustable ear cups. The form lined ear cups is designed to block out noises from household tools, airplanes as well as sounds from musical concerts and the likes. If we talk numbers, these have NRR of 26dB.
The adjustable headband means it fits well into the ears of most babies and toddlers. Plus, they also come with a 90-day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the product.
When it comes to actual user reviews, parents have had nothing but good things to say about these ear muffs. For one, they are affordable, and they do a good job in muting loud sounds.
They have raked in 4.5-stars out of 5, out of the 600+ reviews on Amazon.
If you want a pair of adorable yet fully functional ear muffs for your little one, you should certainly check out the ones by Pormucal. These baby muffs have adorable mounts such as giraffe and rabbit ears. They add to the looks. Again, these are designed for babies aged 3 months to over 2 years, thanks to the adjustable headbands.
The Pormucal ear muffs have an NRR level of 27dB, which is slightly less than the Baby Banz Earmuffs. However, most parents believe that they do their best in canceling out noise.
Some have gone ahead and taken their kids out to concerts. As user Cj says, "We got these for my daughter for a concert and they worked like a charm!! The loud music didn't even phase her and she seemed very comfortable in them."
The AmazonBasics Kids ear muffs may not be one of the prettiest ear muffs out there. These are priced below $15 and do a good job of keeping noise at bay, thanks to the 20dB NRR. The design is a tad different from the ones on the list. You can also fold them into a compact shape and fit it into your bag. And it is lightweight (7.6 ounces), which is the cherry on top.
Plus, the build quality is great for the price and is perfect for outdoor events like truck jams and musicals. Again, they are not meant for babies but will fit well into the ears of ones aged over 12 months.
Similar to the above products, these AmazonBasics ear muffs have a high rating of 4.6-stars and has more than 78% positive ratings. And most parents seem to love the noise cancellation feature and the comfort of this product.
As a matter of fact, one parent goes on to describe how her 1-year-old went to sleep even when the lawnmower was on.
With over 800 ratings, the BBTKCARE Earmuffs boasts of the tag of Amazon's Choice. They come with a padded headband and ear cups are made of soft and light material, something similar to the product above. While these are not noise-canceling ear muffs in the strictest sense, they do a good job of reducing external noise passively.
At the same time, they are light and weighs roughly around 5.6 ounces. Hence, your baby won't feel the pressure of the band. These are designed for infants aged 3 months to toddlers, and the adjustable band makes it easy to tweak it as per the size.
Reviews regarding this product have been good. At the time of writing this post, the BBTKCARE Earmuffs had a rating of 4.6-stars out of 5. Most of the parents who posted the review were satisfied with the comfort and the durability of the product.
The good thing about it is its 90 days return policy if your baby is not satisfied with it.
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One of the things you need to make sure of is the position. An ill-fitting pair of ear muffs will do little to keep noise out. With all these products, you do not have to worry about the looks, thanks to the colorful caps.
So, which one of these will you buy?
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