Danielle & her Son Jack
“My name is Danielle and my son is called Jack. We are in Surrey, UK. I have attached some before, during and after photos of the brilliant success we achieved with EarBuddies. When my son was born, I noticed he had Stick-Out Ears that were getting worse as he got older. I spoke to the doctor who recommended to leave them and consider surgery when he was older. This seemed drastic so I researched alternatives and came across EarBuddies. I was worried that they would not work and I had left it too late because my son was already 8.5 months old when I fitted the EarBuddies. He was eating solids and drinking formula milk during the day, but was still having breast milk before breakfast and at bedtime.
It was definitely more of a challenge with an older baby than a younger one. The tapes didn’t cause any irritation, but there were occasions when he would manage to pull part of the tape off or even the entire splint. As his parents, my husband and I were very strict about it and refitted immediately. He wore the EarBuddies 24/7 for just over 5 months. Before splinting, his ears stuck out 2.5cm from his head. I removed the EarBuddies 2 months ago and his ears stabilised after a couple of days at 1.7cm from his head at the furthest point. They are now within the normal range and you wouldn’t notice his ears any more, which is what I wanted.
I am so pleased with the results. For a very small cost (relative to surgery), I have saved him from potential bullying and self-esteem issues. I wish more people, particularly doctors, knew about EarBuddies and could recommend them to parents when their babies are young. It’s such a simple solution. Thank you EarBuddies!”
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