Draft EOTM entry.

"My 9 month old daughter Emilia Rose was a breech baby and packed like a sardine at 8.7lbs in my petite frame, so she had to be delivered by semi elected Ceasarean Section. The doctors and nurses said my daughters' feet were right up by her ears when they pulled her out!! When she was born I noticed she had lovely little ears, but they were extremely soft but flat except her left one was slightly sticking out more than the right one.

I assumed that this was from her position in the womb! I was paranoid when anyone was holding her telling everyone not to let her ears fold over. My mum and Nan said it was an old wives tale. Their words ringing in my ears (no pun intended!), I didn't pay much attention to Emilia folding her ears over constantly, especially when she slept. I did notice that her ears were starting to stick out a bit, but I didn't think much of it.

baby ear folds forward when sleeping against pillow

Emilia's ears folding over.

ear before treatment with Ear Buddies Shapers

Emilia's left ear was particularly prominent.

It was when she was just over 6 months old when I really took notice of a particular photo and realised how much worse they were getting. I typed into Google "will my baby's ears get better as she gets older?" and that's when I discovered Ear Buddies and got my answer, no they will not get better on there own!

I sat on my bed reading every inch of the Ear Buddies website including customer reviews for over an hour and armed with my information, I went to my partner and showed him. We had never really talked about Emilia's ears but we both knew what was happening but too afraid to say. My partner's first reaction was offence but then he came round to it once we discussed it. Of course our baby girl is the most beautiful baby we have ever seen to us, and actually her little sticky out ears were kind of cute! However, we agreed that SHE certainly won't think so when she gets older, she will always wear her hair down and feel self conscious. Then there are the school bullies, if there is anything in our power to prevent her being teased before having to resort to risky, painful surgery then we should grab it with both hands.

We needed to purchase the large kit with Emilia being 6 months old, but if there was a chance to fix our baby's ears and help her out, even if it didn't work we had to take it and it was worth every penny. We put the Ear Buddies on her on 31st December, 2 weeks later there was already a huge improvement!! We couldn't believe it.

baby's ear sticking out

Before 1st fitting

baby's ear treatment with earbuddies

EarBuddies™ fitted

Wing Nut Ear, correctly known as a Prominent Ear

EarBuddies™ fitted

correction of sticking out ears with ear buddies | parent review

After 2 weeks

We continued re-applying them every 2 weeks when we eventually had no further need to continue with them after 2.5 months as the ear cartilage has started to harden! We are absolutely thrilled with the results and we can't thank you enough!!! I will be forever grateful, from 1 very happy 1st time mummy :)"

using Ear Buddies to treat stick out ears

Before EarBuddies™

using Ear Buddies to treat stick out ears

After 8 weeks

Wing Nut Ear, correctly known as a Prominent Ear

After 8 weeks

correction of sticking out ears with ear buddies | parent review

After 10 weeks

stick out Ear Deformity from behind

Before EarBuddies™

ear after treatment with Ear Buddies Shapers

After 10 weeks

Melissa Huxley & Baby Emilia Rose - United Kingdom
Ear of the Month - March 2017