To ease the process at every step, we recommend the Premium Pack, especially if your baby will be older than 1 month when the EarBuddies are fitted. The Premium Pack includes the Basic Kit plus all the supplies you need for the best possible result (Appeel Adhesive Remover Wipes, Cavilon Barrier Film Spray, the EarBuddies Shaver, as well as the following extra Adhesive Tapes: 4 pouches of SuperWide Adhesive Tapes, 3 pouches of Wide Adhesive Tapes, 2 pouches of Narrow Adhesive Tapes. You can find more information in the tabs below).
In almost all cases, the Basic Kit contains enough Adhesive Tape to correct both ears in a newborn (less than 4 weeks old when EarBuddies are fitted), but the additional supplies in the Premium Pack will make the process easier, which will increase the likelihood of success. If your baby will be older than 4 weeks when the EarBuddies are fitted, you will need to order the Premium Pack or purchase additional Adhesive Tapes.
Ease the process at every step, with all the tools you need for the best possible result.
Every case is different, but in almost all cases, the Basic Kit contains enough adhesive tape to correct both ears in a newborn (less than 4 weeks old). If your baby will be older than 4 weeks when the EarBuddies are fitted, you will need to order the Premium Pack or purchase additional Adhesive Tapes.
Headwear that you’re happy with is more important than you might think. Since the introduction of EarBuddies headwear, we have found that parents persevere with splintage for longer, with some fantastic results. Our headwear is designed to fit the majority of babies aged 0 - 18 months.
Our Baby Hats are made of a light and stretchy cotton and are suitable for cold and mild climates.
Our Baby Bandanas are made of lightweight cotton, so a good option for warm weather. They can be adjusted using the ties at the back.
It is important to match the headwear to the climate and season for your baby’s comfort. Splintage can be a sensitive time, and while we hope that it will soon become as accepted as braces on teeth, we understand that a cool cover-up can help you to stay the course. If you would like to purchase additional headwear for a range of weather and seasonal conditions, or to cover you whilst the other headwear is in the wash, please click here.
The two splints in your Basic Kit or Premium Pack will serve for the full period of corrective splintage.
No - merely taping an ear back without the splint in place is not effective, and can cause kinking, flattening or notching of the rim of the ear, which may not become noticeable until later in life. EarBuddies splints work by resetting the tendency of the cartilage to push the ear out from the side of the head. The pressure of the splint in the scaphal hollow actually reforms the antihelix (antihelical fold), which is usually missing or abnormal in prominent or misshapen ears.
Cavilon Barrier Film is used to prevent skin inflammation beneath the EarBuddies splint, behind the ear and beneath the adhesive tapes. The adhesive tapes can be applied on top of this film, once it has dried.
Medihoney is a barrier cream which helps to maintain the skin's barrier properties. It is specially formulated with a range of natural ingredients and is used to soothe and settle at-risk or irritated skin. The adhesive tapes cannot be applied on top of Medihoney cream.
Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film is a liquid intended for use as a film-forming product, that upon application to intact or damaged skin forms a long-lasting waterproof barrier, which acts as a protective interface between the skin and bodily wastes, fluids, adhesive products, friction and shear. It is intended as a primary barrier against irritation from body fluids. The product may be used on adults, children, and infants over one month of age. Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film is NOT to be used on infected areas of the skin.
Ingredients: Hexamethyldisiloxane, isooctane, acrylate terpolymer, polyphenylmethylsiloxane
Appeel is made with a specially formulated blend of healthcare grade silicones.
Even fine hairs trapped under the tapes will prevent them from sticking correctly, and will prickle and cause irritation, thereby attracting your baby’s fingers to their ears. This can cause your baby to pull at the tapes, so shaving the hair where the tapes stick is one of the most important recommendations.
Please read all instructions carefully to familiarise yourself with your new Wahl trimmer before use. You can print the instructions for further reference.