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.
The splintage period can be a sensitive time, and whilst we hope that it will soon become as accepted as braces on teeth, a range of cover-ups can help you to stay the course.
EarBuddies Basic Kits and Premium Packs contain one item of headwear as standard, but if your baby is older than 1 month, and so the splintage period is longer, it might be helpful to have a wider choice of headwear on hand. Extra headwear might also be useful if you live in a variable climate, where a single item of headwear may not suit all weather, or all outfits!
EarBuddies headwear was designed as a cover-up to help you avoid the questions that splinting can attract. It can also support the correction and keep baby's inquisitive fingers away from the ears, but if you don't want your baby to wear a hat, then that's fine.
No. EarBuddies headwear is intended as a cover-up only, and whilst a good fit can support the correction, using the headwear alone is not effective in correcting an ear deformity; you must use the EarBuddies splints.
Use a tape measure, or some string and a ruler, to measure around your baby’s head – it is best to measure along the hairline as this is where the headwear sits. Alternatively, use the chart below to estimate your baby’s head size based on age and gender.