Ear of the Month Award

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Latest Results


 


July 2018 🇺🇸

 

"When my son Connor was born, I noticed that his ears were folded causing the bottom of the ear to curve up (Stick-Out Lobe) and the top of the ear to be pointed. I thought he was a beautiful baby boy, but I was concerned of how his ear shape would appear as he got older. Being a boy, we plan to keep his hair short so his ears will naturally be exposed at all times! I did some research on the internet and discovered the EarBuddies option for early ear correction. I hesitated at first (was I being vain?) but knew that I would regret NOT trying something when he was little and unaware of the situation. We started EarBuddies when he was around 2 months old and after approximately 6 weeks of taping/splinting, we decided we were happy with the results!

baby earlobe sticks out

Right Ear Before

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Splint & Narrow Tapes Fitted

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Wide Tapes Fitted

baby's ear lobe fix

After 6 Weeks

I feel like if he was born with the ears he has now, I would have never thought anything of it. I was amazed at how much the EarBuddies helped in such a short period of time. I have no regrets in buying this product and sparing my son possible teasing in the future!

I loved how clearly all the supplies were labeled and how thorough the instructions were. With my son having SO much hair, the electric razor was so handy as well! I am so glad we decided to purchase EarBuddies and I believe it was worth all the money we spent knowing that we spared our son from more invasive treatments in the future.

I have included pictures from our process. We would love for him to be considered for Ear of the Month and hope you also see the great progress his ears have made from start to finish! And here's one last picture of him now at 4 months old with his fancy new ears and hair growing back! Thank you so much EarBuddies!"

Anna & her Son Connor
California, USA
babys ear fixed with earbuddies

At 4 Months Old


June 2018 🇺🇸

 

"Good morning, my name is Chris. My wife Melody and I were told by the pediatrician at our 1-week appointment (8 days old), to reach out to a local plastic surgeon for their ear splinting procedure called E** W***. We found out this process would be $3,600 USD. To that, I turned to google searching alternatives and also considered not doing anything.

I ran across EarBuddies and presented the idea to my wife. We were hesitant and scared to do anything DIY with our new baby. We are first time parents so the stress level of this decision was quite high. The detailed instructions on the website made us a bit more comfortable. We placed the order and got EarBuddies first placed on his ears at 3.5 weeks old. We kept them on for a full 4 weeks. We are really pleased with the results.

baby born with folded over ear

Lop Ear at birth

At 8 days old

Day 1 of EarBuddies

Splint in place

Day 4 of EarBuddies

After 28 days of EarBuddies

You can see from birth to day one of EarBuddies there was some self-correction happening, but with the EarBuddies we were confident in adjusting the "lop" of his ear to a more "corrected" position by splinting. We ended up taping both ears, but only one ear had the lop. Thank you EarBuddies for providing a GREAT solution for this baby boy of ours. We might have cried (out of stress) in placing the splints on the first day, but by the 3rd-4th splinting we felt really comfortable. Thanks again!!"

Chris, Melody and their baby Son
Texas, USA

 


May 2018 🇨🇦

 

"We have been so happy with EarBuddies! My baby was born with a very rare ear malformation, an inverted conchal bowl. The conchal bowl was pushed-out rather than cupped-in, resulting in a very narrow ear canal. Beyond the cosmetic appearance, I was worried about future risk of external ear infections due to the extremely narrow canal, and functional difficulties with wearing an ear-bud style headset when my baby was older.

"I was worried about ... functional difficulties with wearing an ear-bud style headset when my baby was older."

I had assumed my baby would one day require an otoplasty. Through internet searches I learned that ear splinting was an option when babies are young, and can help them avoid surgery. I called every otolaryngologist and plastic surgeon in the closest 4 major cities near us, looking for someone who could help us. To my surprise no one performed ear splinting.

I was very lucky to be told about EarBuddies by another mom. I decided I would give it a try, and if it seemed to bother my baby, or if there was lack of results, we would simply stop. After the first week of splinting, when it was time to change the tapes, the results were amazing. My baby's ear looked essentially normal. We kept taping for several more weeks, to ensure the correction would be permanent. The tapes and splint never seemed to bother my baby at all.

baby ear with inverted conchal bowl

Before EarBuddies

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At Step 5 of Fitting Guide

corrected conchal bowl baby ear

End of Splintage (4 Weeks)

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4 Months Later

My baby is now 6 months old, and it has been over 4 months since we completed treatment with EarBuddies. The ear still looks fantastic. My baby's pediatrician was amazed, and wanted to learn more about the EarBuddies system. Our plastic surgeon wanted to know where we purchased EarBuddies (from the UK website), so that he could recommend it to other patients. Thank you!"

Olivia & her Baby
Saskatchewan, Canada

 


April 2018 🇬🇧

 

"When Ted was born I noticed one of his ears was completely flat with no curl at all and the other one was flatter than it should be due to extra cartilage running through his ear. I asked various Midwives and Health Visitors about this and no one knew anything about it. Some told me it would fix itself over time and some said it was just how his ears had formed and nothing could be done about it.

I took Ted to the Doctor and they didn't know anything about it either. So I did some research online and realised that he had Stahl's Bar in both ears. I called the Doctor and explained my discovery and it wasn't something she had ever heard of… However it came to light that a collegue of hers (a fellow Doctor) had, as she had used EarBuddies succesfully on her little boy for the same deformity. This gave us the confidence to buy and fit EarBuddies with the guidance of the Doctor.

Ted was just under 2 weeks old when we fitted the EarBuddies. We kept them on for 2 weeks no problem; the plasters did get mucky and I was dying to take them off and wash his ears but we persevered and could see a massive difference after 2 weeks. We were so pleased! We refitted the EarBuddies ourselves again after letting the ears breathe for 24 hours. As I am breastfeeding, we did an extra week.

baby's ear cartilage folded

Right ear before EarBuddies

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After 3 weeks

Both ears now have a lovely curl and we are so pleased we discovered EarBuddies in time, as my only concern had been teasing when he was older. The only issue was that no health professional seemed to know anything about either the deformity or the EarBuddies, and we feel more people should be aware of this, especially in the NHS. Thank you EarBuddies."

Sarah & her Son Ted
Halifax, England, UK

March 2018 🇺🇸

 

"At my daughter's 2 month well-check appointment, I mentioned the deformed cartilage on her right ear to her pediatrician. I told her I wouldn't want to do surgery to fix it because it's just cosmetic, but then she told me about a product called EarBuddies they recommend. After the appointment, I went home and researched and noticed it's from the UK. After seeing the price, I tried to find any sort of knock-off products from here in the US because I couldn't believe with all the success stories and how simple the device looked, that nobody had come up with it sooner. There wasn't anything else.

I emailed the pediatrician and told her I was wary of trying it because it looked difficult to fit and I was worried I'd make it worse if I fit it wrong. She told me she's seen a few success stories personally and the surgeons recommend it as an early intervention too. I discussed it with my husband and we decided that the deformity could cause our daughter to have self esteem issues or be teased when she's older and it was worth the risk to try it now, rather than a painful and expensive surgery later in life. If EarBuddies didn't work, we would feel better that we at least tried, than not tried at all.

baby born with stick out ears
baby stahl spock ears

Well, it's only been 3 weeks so far, we started splinting at 3 months old, and ITS WORKING! When we take off the splint, her ear looks normal! Attached are progression shots of before splinting, 1 week of splinting, and 3 weeks of splinting. The other picture is another angle of before splinting and now at 3 weeks. The instructions are very clear on fitting the splint and gets it easier with time (as easy as it can with a wiggly baby).

Thank you EarBuddies for creating a product that allows children to avoid surgery and self esteem issues later in life! My daughter will be as grateful as we are."

Erica & her Daughter
California, USA

February 2018 🇺🇸

 

"When my fourth son Augie was born, one of his ears looked a little 'off.' His ear looked a bit smooshed and pointed at the top and I thought maybe it was from the birth, his position in the womb, or even from breastfeeding, and that it would correct itself. It really wasn't anything too extreme and I wasn't that worried about it. However, by the time he was 6 weeks old, it started to become more and more prominent and very elf-like. I was worried that he may be teased as he got older and didn't want that for him.

"I was so excited to discover that his ear could be reshaped without surgery..."

After some research, I discovered that he had an ear deformity called Stahl's Bar and that it could be corrected as an infant by wearing an ear mold. I was so excited to discover that his ear could be reshaped without surgery and that it seemed to be an easy fix. When I found this awesome, simple device called EarBuddies (that I was able to do myself) I ordered it right away and received the mold very quickly (in about 5 days) considering I live in the U.S.

Augie started wearing the mold at 8 weeks old and wore it for a total of 8 weeks. The process was a little stressful for the first fitting, we had to re-do it the first time! Once I nursed him to sleep for our second try we were able to place it fairly easily. After that first fitting, all other tape changes were much easier, as his ear was already shaped at that point, and then it was just keeping it in place. His ear is beautiful now and we are so excited!

Thank you EarBuddies!"

Erin & her Son Augie
California, USA

 

Erin has since written about her EarBuddies experience on her blog, Poise through the Noise, which you can find here.

Please note this independent opinion about Erin’s EarBuddies experience. You should always refer to official guidance and instructions on the EarBuddies website when making decisions about the suitability of EarBuddies for your situation, and when fitting EarBuddies.

baby born with stick out ears

 


January 2018 🇬🇧

 

"When our son was born it became apparent he had a slight ear deformity. His right ear in particular was pointed and slightly folded over but we just assumed it would sort itself out over time.

Unfortunately though it wasn't long before we started to get 'innocent' comments from family and friends. Things such as "aww look at his cute little elf ear" and even comparing our newborn son to Yoda & Dobby! I'm sure no harm was meant but it started to really affect me and I became paranoid about his ear folding when he was held and feeding. I stared to worry about the comments he may get as he gets older and future bullying!! But it was when surgery was mentioned that I decided to Google what options we had. That's when I came across EarBuddies.

newborn baby with pointy out ears

Stahl's Bar Deformity at birth

After thoroughly reading the website, I was keen to give it a go. I was initially scared by what others might think and my husband took a little talking round, but the whole family has been amazed how well it's worked and I'm so glad we decided to give EarBuddies a try. I decided to be honest when questioned about the tapes, and most people were very understanding. We were even surprised when my husband's best friend knew what EarBuddies were having researched himself in case his newborn daughter inherited his ears!

baby ear with stahl's bar Spock deformity

Right ear with Stahl's Bar Deformity

We started the process when my son was 11 weeks old and I was very impressed with the fast delivery time. To be honest, I found the first fitting a little stressful and fiddly, but it got much easier each time. I found fitting when asleep to be the best time. I'm so glad I stuck it out!

baby ear with stahl's bar Spock deformity

Right ear before EarBuddies

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Right ear after 16 weeks

corrected stick out baby ear Arizona USA

Both ears before EarBuddies

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Both ears after 16 weeks

I changed the tapes every 10 days or so, but wish I'd brought more tapes to start with as cheaper ones don't match up and irritated his ears. I ended up ordering more and paying more postage. We've kept the tapes on for 16 weeks in total and have been very pleased with the results so far, especially for the shape."

Nicola & her Son
Rochester, England, UK

 


December 2017 🇺🇸

 

"My husband and I decided that a surprise gender wasn’t adventurous enough for us with our first child and so we took it one step further and surprised one another with our baby’s name. We each chose (and kept secret) a name—my husband a boy’s and I a girl’s. Lo and behold, it was a boy...which meant I heard my son’s name for the first time the hour after he was born. Needless to say, I hated the name. Ha !!

To make matters worse, as the months went on, I began to notice his ears were becoming more and more pronounced. I ignored it for a while but then people starting making comments...”oh look at those cute ears!...awww, whose ears are those?” etc. It suddenly dawned on me - with a name like Wolfric and ears that resembled a bat (albeit an adorable one) my precious baby was most likely being set up for countless hours of cruel elementary and middle school jokes.

baby born with stick out ears

Baby Wolfie before EarBuddies

baby shower cap

If you choose to use a shower cap, you must constantly supervise your baby and ensure that it does not cover baby's face.

"How we kept the ears dry during baths, haha!"

Kids have enough obstacles to overcome with their self-esteem, I didn’t want to add to the issues! So I began researching solutions and stumbled upon EarBuddies. What an awesome system! So simple, affordable, and obviously reputable. And as with any good success story, this one did not come without its challenges (mostly because the majority of the splinting I completed by myself - talk about a test of patience and creativity!)

We began splinting at 3.5 months and finished at 6.5 months. We splinted for one solid month with no issues and WOW what a difference we saw immediately [picture below]. After a couple of days of giving the skin a break, the ears started turning back out. We splinted again for a total of 2 more months, with several breaks in between due to a couple of mishaps - not waiting long enough for the barrier cream to dry which led to an infection; breastmilk seeping behind the tape which created an issue too...but we finally made it and it was worth it.

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Day before splinting

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Immediately after taking tape off, 1 month later

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After 3 Months

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Final result (over 48 hours after tape came off)

I’m happy to report that in these 3 months, not only did we correct what could have been a lifetime of self-confidence issues, I have also grown to LOVE my little Wolfie’s name."

Amber & her Son Wolfie
Arkansas, USA

 


November 2017 🇺🇸

 

"When our daughter was born in late August of this year, we noticed that one of her ears was cupped and sticking out. She had a lack of cartilage in her inner ear. The only thing we could think about was her possibly needing surgery when she's older to correct this probably... That is until we found out about EarBuddies.

"EarBuddies has completely reshaped our daughter's ear in as little as 6 days!"

EarBuddies has completely reshaped our daughter's ear in as little as 6 days! We looked at the results on the sixth day to make sure her ear wasn't getting irritated and to our amazement, her ear looked almost perfect! We left the EarBuddy in her ear for 2 more weeks and couldn't be happier with the results. Although the recommended time for us to keep the EarBuddy in her ear was 2 months, we were satisfied as to how well her ear looked at just 3 weeks.

I highly recommend this product! It is so worth every penny! I have attached a before EarBuddies picture of my daughter's ear (1st picture) and after pictures of her ear. Thanks for such an amazing product!!!"

Elyse & her Daughter
Michigan, USA

 


October 2017 🇬🇧

 

"We have been absolutely delighted with EarBuddies. Olivia was born with her right ear folded in half which started uncurling outwards resembling a cauliflower. Our GP told us she would need reconstructive surgery when she was seven which I was not happy about. I came across EarBuddies by chance online and after an initial fitting by Mr Gault when she was three months, we soon got the hang of the fitting. After three months her ear is perfect. I would recommend it to anyone as it's given such fantastic results without resorting to surgery."

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Before EarBuddies - severe Cup Ear deformity

correction of sticky out baby ears corrected with earbuddies parent review uk

After EarBuddies

Mrs. C and her Daughter Olivia
UK

 


September 2017 🇬🇧

 

"When our son was born I noticed he had prominent ears and that they were bent over. I thought that this would correct itself after a few days but instead they started to get worse. I looked into ear splinting as I didn't want my son being bullied when he was older. If I could do something whilst he was so young, it would benefit him. After researching and discussing it with our GP, it was decided to fit him with EarBuddies. They were delivered the day after ordering and fitted when he was 15 days old.

Myself and partner fitted the splints easily (helps when baby is asleep). We changed the tapes after 1 week and were amazed by the results! He was able to have his hearing test whilst wearing the splints. The tapes were reapplied and changed again after another week and left for a further week (3 weeks in total). We are really pleased with the results after such a short time and would recommend this product for stick out ears. Thank you EarBuddies!!"

Amy and her Son
Weston-super-Mare, England

 


August 2017 🇬🇧

 

"I would love to share my story and show the success of using EarBuddies on my daughter. When my little girl was born, the only issue with her ears was that the rim was slightly folded over, which was barely noticeable. However within the first few days I noticed that the whole ear folded over when breast-feeding or being cuddled. It wasn’t until she was 7 weeks old that her ears began to stick out. So, when the Health Visitor came around I asked her about the benefits of EarBuddies – she made me feel like I was being completely out of order asking, saying that she couldn’t see anything wrong and that she was perfect the way she was – so I did nothing at this point.

When she was 14 weeks old, they had become more pronounced and luckily my husband admitted that he thought they had to – it was at this point, with the support to go ahead, that I bought the EarBuddies. My first attempt I fitted them with my sister who had also used the EarBuddies in 2015 when she managed to correct the rim kink in her sons ear. It was a stressful process for me but finally we managed to get them on. I had to change the tapes on a regular basis as it was during the heatwave, but it became a lot easier over time as I got used to it. I learnt applying them when breastfeeding was the best time for me.

"After several months we really noticed a change, her ears are now much less pronounced and I am so thankful for discovering EarBuddies!"

baby's ear sticking out what to do

Before EarBuddies

correction of sticky out baby ears corrected with ear buddies parent review any good

After EarBuddies

There are a few points I would share with any parent thinking of using EarBuddies:

  • Go with your instinct as a parent – don’t rely on others telling you that it’s a good decision – people will just say your baby is perfect. To be honest, I thought my baby’s sticking out ears were so cute, however I knew that they may not look this way when she grew up.
  • Remember, especially when fitting them for the first time, that it will be distressing but persevere – I panicked and rushed but wish I hadn’t because I knew she wasn’t in any pain, just upset. Because I rushed I had to redo one side 24 hours later.
  • Buy the premium pack if your baby is over 1 month – I was a bit naïve thinking I was saving money by buying the basic kit even though my daughter was 3 months. I thought I could make the tapes last more than 2 weeks at a time – I did not and ended up having to go back and buy more tapes.
  • Be prepared for a mix of emotions from people – I had someone tut at me, and some people who didn’t see why I was doing it, through to a nurse who thought I was a good mother for trying everything to correct it in a way that wasn’t painful such as surgery in later life.

Thank you EarBuddies for helping me to correct my little girls ears!! I would recommend any parent thinking of using these to give them a try as it's worth the effort!"

Mrs J and her Daughter
Somerset, England

 


July 2017 🇲🇺

 

"My son was born on 27 April 2017 and since birth he had a left ear anteverted conchal bowl. This is a very rare ear deformity and I noticed this after around 12 days. I should admit seeing his ear like this made me quite depressed. I had never seen such an ear deformity before. I googled day and night about ear deformities and their surgery, called many clinics where ear deformities are corrected and didn't find any solution. During his one month check up his pediatrician said that nothing can be done for his ear malformation and that at the age of 10 years he then can go for plastic surgery to correct it. Another ear clinic as well told me that it is only aesthetic and there is no apparatus or moulding equipment over here in Mauritius or existing that can be used to correct his ear without surgery. Two other ENT specialists as well told me nothing can be done as he cannot be operated and to leave his ear as it is. Non surgical treatment for ear deformities also does not exist in Mauritius.

baby's ear sticking out

At birth

But as a mother and my son being dear to me I didn't lose hope and continued to google and research about ear corrections. I found non surgical treatments from EarBuddies, Otostick cosmetic instant correction equipment and earwell infant ear correction device. The only solution to my child’s ear deformity was found at EarBuddies, as it ships worldwide, reaches within a short span of time, offers solutions for various ear deformities and is not costly. I finally bought EarBuddies splints nearly 2 months ago. It was quite an easy process as all instructions and guidelines are found on the EarBuddies website.

I started splintage on 14th of June with a positive mind and ended it on 20th July 2017. I followed instructions on EarBuddies website for conchal bowl deformity, made both splints in a heart shape as per instructions and fitted both together in his left ear. Bandage were changed and his left ear checked every eight days. Of course, members of the family used to ask lots of questions when they saw his bandaged ear. My only answer was that he got an ear infection so that they will spare me from further questions. During splintage time, I used to feel worried, whether it will work or not. I saw improvement after the first eight days where the bulge coming outside went inside to some extent. I told myself that I need to continue and have patience with the splintage despite people would question me, and that this is for the betterment and future of my child who would be spared from people's and family members' curiosity, questions, ridicule and my child would not feel low self esteem later in his life because of his ear deformity.

baby's ear sticking out

Before EarBuddies - 1 month old

correction of sticking out ears with ear buddies | parent review

After EarBuddies

Finally, EarBuddies has been a blessing for my son. Looking at his ear now nobody would believe that he previously had an ear deformity. EarBuddies I would like to say a huge thanks for creating such an amazing product that can save millions of babies from ridicule, low self esteem and costly surgery in future. With a Basic Kit my son's ear deformity has been cured for life. It is indeed a miracle that only EarBuddies splints can do. I will surely recommend EarBuddies splints to other babies having ear deformity as it has been a 100% success in my baby's case. I am really happy and satisfied as well as do not regret having invested in EarBuddies.

Thank you EarBuddies for your clear instructions, guidelines, quick shipping, support and most importantly this simple yet amazing product."

Mrs N. and her Son
Mauritius

 


June 2017 🇪🇸

 

"Dear Earbuddies staff,

I just wanted to let you know how HAPPY we are after my baby completed his 3 month treatment. As I told you in previous emails, he had prominent ears and I was concerned about him getting bullied or too self-conscious in the future. Before trying earbuddies he had worn a similar but more expensive treatment with no results whatsoever. This made me think maybe earbuddies wouldn't work for him either, but I was wrong!! And we are so glad we gave it a try!

"It was much easier and far more comfortable to wear and apply than I thought"

It was much easier and far more comfortable to wear and apply than I thought, even in a very hot climate like the one we have here in the southeast of Spain in spring and summer and on very sensitive skin like my son's. Plus, we could already see results after only 15 days! Here are some before and after pictures for you to see how well it worked.

baby's ear sticking out

Before

correction of sticking out ears with ear buddies | parent review

After

Tapes have been off for 4 days now and we really hope his ears stay the way they are. Thank you so much for making such an amazing and easy-to-use device available to everyone."

Andrea and her Son
Alicante, Spain

 


May 2017 🇹🇷

 

"EarBuddies is the best and fastest way to prevent a bigger ear problem in the future. The website is very helpful about all the different types of ear deformity and it is very easy to find your baby’s ear deformity and fixing steps. I recommend you do not hesitate to get EarBuddies if you have any doubt about your baby’s ear. Because in the future, you may have a bigger problem and maybe solution is going to be harder. We were very worried about our newborn baby Miray’s left ear, so I made a search on the Web, found EarBuddies, and ordered; shipping was really fast. In just the second day, I could see the progress in her ear.

"In just the second day, I could see the progress in her ear."

We continued to use the splint, she wasn't disturbed about fitting the splint to her ear. But I highly recommend you to get adhesive tape remover. Because it really helps them when you get off the tape. The happiness will come to your house when you see the progress. I am very pleased of using the EarBuddies. I will recommend to all my friends. Thanks for the miracle EarBuddies! 

baby's ear kinked

Before EarBuddies

baby's ear with earbuddies fitted

EarBuddies Fitted

baby's ear corrected with ear molders and shapers

Result after 2 days

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Result after 12 days

Ibrahim also kindly provided the following comment for our Turkish readers:

"Yeni doğan bebeğimizin sol kulağında doğduktan hemen sonra ufakta olsa Bi şekil bozukluğu olduğunu gördüğümüzde gerçekten çok üzülmüştüm. Nasıl bir önlem alabiliriz derken, internette yaptığım araştırma sonucu EarBuddies ile tanıştım. Web sitesini okuduktan ve her türlü ince ayrıntıya kadar bilgi verildiğini gördükten sonra ne kadar güzel ve başarılı bir iş yaptıklarını anladım ve hemen sipariş verdim. Kargo gerçekten çok hızlı bir şekilde geldi. Splint'i ilk uygulamadan sonra gelişmeyi görmek evimizde bir mutluluk rüzgarı estirdi. Sizlere tavsiyem bebeğinizin kulağıyla ilgili en ufak bir şüpheniz varsa, hiç çekinmeden bir tane alın ve deneyin. Kullanımı kolay, ileride bebeğinize yaptırmanız gerekebilecek muhtemel bir plastik cerrahi operasyonundan çok daha ucuz ve acısız. Bebeğiniz onun kulağında olduğunu anlamayacak bile. En önemli tavsiyem ise, bant sökücü mendil veya spreylerden kesinlikle almanız. Çünkü bantları sökerken bu olmazsa Canları çok yanabilir. Bununla beraber kulağından çıktığından haberi bile olmayacak. Kesinlikle tavsiye edebilceğim çok iyi bir ürün."

Ibrahim & his Daughter Miray
Ankara, Turkey

April 2017 🇦🇺

 

"When my daughter was born it was very obvious her ears where very soft and when sleeping on either side her ears would fold in half causing the tops to have no shape. Like a lot of other parents after seeking all these opinions, I was told nothing could be done and her ears will correct themselves in time. At this point I knew I had to take control and start my own research. I still cannot believe it took this one simple sentence to google (correcting my baby's ears), and voila, there you have it! EarBuddies!

"At this point I knew I had to take control and start my own research."

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Baby's ears folding over while sleeping.

"Thank you for educating me, thank you for giving me hope & thank you for letting me believe I can do this before I even got the product. My daughter was two months old when my kit arrived. I cannot express the excitement and joy me and my family felt after seeing my daughters ears after only two weeks. The results where outstanding, but we noticed her ears where still very soft, so we continued for 7 more weeks. The results truly speak for themselves. Thank you for this life changing product, you successfully changed my daughters life forever."

Denise & her Baby Daughter
Sydney, Australia
Here are some more photos from Denise:
baby's ear sticking out
correction of sticking out ears with ear buddies | parent review

 


March 2017 🇬🇧

 

"My 9 month old daughter Emilia 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.

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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 & Baby Emilia
Barnsley, England, UK

 


February 2017 🇬🇧

 

"This is Olivia who is now 6 months old ! She is a twin who was born 10 weeks premature. Due to being in an incubator​ for a long period of time and her ear cartilage being very soft her ear became deformed over time. This is 6 weeks results. After being told she would need surgery to correct it we are thrilled with the results."

stick out Ear Deformity
ear after treatment with Ear Buddies Shapers
Paris Stocker & Baby Olivia
Devon, England, UK

 


January 2017 🇬🇧

 

"I would just like to provide some very positive anonymous feedback please from myself and my wife who are both health care professionals in the NHS. Your product is effective, easy to use and was really well tolerated by our new born son. I would suggest raising awareness of this great product with paediatric trainees who do the baby checks of new borns in hospital, midwifes and health visitors. For example, do you have a rep who visits maternity units? GPs should also be aware but don't typically see babies until 6-weeks. Our experience was that no health care professional we met knew anything about this treatment and we had to research this problem ourselves. The Fraser et al paper "Development of a screening service for neonatal ear deformity using neonatal hearing screeners and an information leaflet" in International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology in 2013 gave us the confidence to go ahead with it despite nobody else we met being aware of this treatment."

Mr. O, NHS Doctor
UK

 


 

"Thank you so much for an amazing product. I was so upset after attending a privately paid consultation to fix my baby's ear that there was nothing they could do. I thought I was out of luck and poor Harry would have to wait till he is older to have his ear corrected. Thankfully, after further research I came across the earbuddies and went straight ahead and bought the full kit.

Due to being told several times by professionals my baby's ear would correct itself, my son was already 6 months old when I started the process. We have splinted his ear for 3 months with no problems whatsoever. Attached are some amazing pictures and we are very happy parents with the results and thank you so much for such a fantastic product."

Ear Buddies Splints reshaping a Stahl's Ear
Stahl's Bar after treatment with Ear Buddies Shapers

3 months later

Sarah Patterson & Baby Harry
Portsmouth, UK
October 2016

 


"My baby girl was born with perfect flat ears. At about 2 months of age they started to fold over when she slept. I noticed this was causing her ears to stick out. I felt sick at the thought of her being teased at school so I searched the Internet for a solution and came across ear buddies. I am from Australia and couldn't find anything else like it locally. I was hesitant as it was an overseas purchase but the process of purchase and delivery was quick and easy.

I put EarBuddies on my daughter when she was three months of age. She has worn them now for 3 weeks and the results are nothing short of amazing. I'm glad I did it and intend on having them on for the full 3 months so they set and stay this perfect. She doesn't even notice them on and applying and removing is a lot easier than I thought it would be. Thank you EarBuddies!"

Stick Out Ear viewed from behind the head | before & after Ear Buddies
Stick out ears in a baby

before

Stick out ears after Neonatal Ear Moulding

just 3 weeks later

Simone Marshall & her Baby Daughter
Berwick, Victoria, Australia
July 2016

 


 

"Our sons ears were very asymmetrical and the left ear became more and more prominent over time. He was 8 1/2 months old when we started the taping. He is now 12 1/2 months and we are very pleased with the results. We have removed the tape for over a week and have been pleased with the ear staying in place, however it frequently gets folded over so we plan to continue the taping until the cartilage hardens more. He tolerates the tape surprisingly well and it is just part of our routine now.

Ear Taping over an ear buddy

During Splintage

I also wanted to add that our son has extremely sensitive skin and we have not had any issues with the Ear Buddies system. We apply a small amount of Medihoney with a q-tip where the ear meets the back of his head and did notice some skin breakdown the one time we forgot to use this. We also use the Cavilon barrier spray and gentle adhesive remover. I did a lot of research on ear deformities and treatments, however your website did not appear in my searches until I specifically typed "tape for prominent ears”.

One ear sticks out more than the other in a baby

before

ear no longer sticks out more than other after Ear Buddies

after

I wanted to thank you, EarBuddies, for helping us prevent future cosmetic surgery and give symmetrical ears to our little boy during his early childhood. I just wish I had discovered this sooner. I hope this helps more families utilize this life changing product."

Dr. Kristen H. & her Baby Son
Iowa, USA
June 2016

 


 

"Hi! My beautiful baby girl, Emilia, was born with one sticky out ear. Having been teased for the way I looked when I was a teenager I didn't want Emilia to go through the same experience due to her 'pixie ear' but also didn't want to put her through surgery so I looked for an alternate solution and found the EarBuddies system. She's been wearing the splints for 2 months now and her ears look amazing!

baby's ear pointed and sticking out

before

baby's ears looking beautiful after treatment with earbuddies

after

Wing Nut Ear, correctly known as a Prominent Ear

before

correction of sticking out ears with ear buddies | parent review

after

People laughed at me and looked at me like I was ridiculous when I decided to do this but I'm so glad I did, now my beautiful girl has perfect little ears. Thank you!

Niki"

Niki & her Daughter Emilia
Loughton, Essex, UK
May 2016

 


 

"My daughter Charlie was born with perfect ears but as the months passed they began to stick out more and more. My eldest son also has stick out ears and I became concerned that Charlie would have the same issue. It was when I was searching for possible solutions for Harry that I came across EarBuddies.

I immediately ordered them but was sceptical as she was almost 5 months old. She is now 9 1/2 months old and I can not believe the difference!! I only wish I'd known about them for Harry. I can not recommend them enough! I now feel happy that Charlie can grow up without being self conscious of her ears. Thank you."

babies ears starting to stick out

before

babies ears no longer stick out thanks to ear buddies remoulding device

after

Tara Wooldridge & her Son Charlie Smith
Arnold, Nottingham
March 2016

 


 
“We’d like to say thank you for the excellent EarBuddies kit and how pleased we are with the results. Such a simple bit of kit but so effective! Our daughter Scarlett’s right ear was completely folded over at birth and her cartilage very weak which we think is hereditary. My wife had a similar problem at birth and had an operation to correct when she was 5. We hoped not to have to go down this route with Scarlett and also wanted to try and see what could be done now. Fortunately, Google and EarBuddies were my friend and we got the EarBuddies kit ordered, delivered and implemented within 48 hours of her birth! I myself was a little sceptical since her ear had no fold at all but we’re extremely pleased with the results. We kept it on for 2 weeks at a time and for a total of 10 weeks. This is more than advised but we felt we should give it our best shot and waited until the cartilage firmed up enough to be sure about holding its position. Now 4 weeks after the tapes were removed for the final time, the ear has moved slightly but has kept the fold and looks so much better. We’ve attached some photos and labelled so you can see some of the progress and results. We have a million more pictures so let me know if you’d like any more. Hopefully Scarlett could win your ear of the month competition but either way we already feel like winners!”
newborn baby ear with no folds as seen from the back

before EarBuddies

Ear contours and folds restored and reshaped by ear buddies splints

after 6 Weeks

 Mr. B.H & his Daughter Scarlett
UK 
July 2015
 

 

"Sorry for my english. I suffered with my ears. I had an otoplasty when I was a teenager but in my family history, all the members that had prominent ears in adulthood had their ears corrected.
For this reason I wanted to try EarBuddies even if she's 4 years old and I was not wrong. When my daughter was born her ears were beautiful but then they start to become prominent, especially the left ... When I start to apply EarBuddies splints I could see the first true improvements.
My daughter goes to nursery school and I remove them for exactly 25 hours for week. She is 4 years but they still work very well. My daughter ended the splinting after 9 months, and these are the results. I took measures as you indicated, but only now, the gap is 15 mm. Thanks again for everything.
child's ear up close

before

child's ear with a reformed scaphal hollow after using ear buddies to correct sticky out ears

after

before

after

I was amazed by the result. My daughter, 4 years old, ended the splinting of the left ear after 9 months, and these are the results, I started the 23th september and I finished the 22th June with this ear. The most malformed ear is perfect now. I and my husband  are very happy of the result, and I'm so glad of purchasing your product, you saved another child from future complex.”

 

Final Result
circular picture of a child's ear from the back
Mrs T & her Daughter
Italy
June 2015
 

 
“We are from Spain. Since English is not my first language feel free to revise my text if you find grammatical mistakes. Santi, our only son, was born with beautiful ears that, after three months, began to stick out transforming into little bat ears. He's the first family member with bat ears so it seems you can´t have flat ears for granted. My father told me that they will probably correct themselves with age, but my mother wasn't very fond of this idea and asked me to find a way to fix it, since we didn't want our little boy to be teased at school in the future. So I searched through the Internet until I found EarBuddies. After showing the before/after pictures to my husband, we decided to bought a kit. Santi was exactly five months when the kit arrived home, and you can see the results after just one month! Three months more and he will have cute ears again. Thank you very much!

 

 

very prominent sticky out ears in a baby

before

picture of a spanish baby after treatment with ear buddies system

after 1 month

photo of a baby after one month with ear buddies splints taped in place

after 1 month

Final result shows that ears no longer stick out.

after 1.5 months

I hope more babies can be helped by using Ear Buddies. I showed it to all my friends with babies the same age as Santi is and they are very interested. I showed it to Santi's paediatrician also, since he usually recommends Otostick, but while Ear Buddies has a remedial purpose, Otostick has only aesthetics results (not permanent) and in my opinion it isn't very suitable nor safe for a baby."

 

 Christina & her Son Santi
Spain
January 2015
 

 
“Clark was born 26 July 2014 He was an undiagnosed breechling and a very long baby in 98th percentile for length! Due to this he was incredibly snug up until his birth and was unfortunately born with a misshapen head which was quite flat on the right side and he also had torticollis which meant he could only sleep with his head on the right side too, which only made matters worse. His ears were very cupped with the right ear being the worst and were constantly folding over which only added to the problem. We immediately set out with chiropractic treatment to improve his muscles and neck movement and thankfully by 12 weeks this had greatly improved as had the shape of his head to some extent. However by 12 weeks it became clear that there was a problem with his ears as they we getting worse rather than better. We were researching surgery options when we came across EarBuddies and were glad to find a non invasive / non surgical option. We put them on at 12 weeks and they have been on constantly for 10 weeks and we are over the moon with the results. Christmas has come early for us!! Please find attached before and after photo which we are more than happy for you to share.”
Breechling baby with stick out ears

Before EarBuddies

10 weeks after fitting ear buddies, Clark's ears no longer stick out.

10 weeks later

 Mrs R.H
Bournemouth, UK 
December 2014
 

 
“We welcomed our baby girl on 10/12/14 and noticed that her left ear seemed a little bent out of shape. I thought it was just folded funny during the delivery, and the doctors said it would most likely fix itself it a few days. Being the skeptical person that I am, I quickly began researching newborn ear deformities. To me it seemed like the descriptions on the web pointed to Stahls Bar, so I started looking for solutions. We made an appointment with a plastic surgeon when she was 3 days old because I wanted to see if there were options to correct it early. He said he had never treated a patient so young and would have to refer me to another specialist in another city, 2 hours away. He also said Stahls is very hard to correct and in many times surgery is the only option, but she would have to wait until she was 6-8 years old. We left the office very disappointed in the lack of options available. That night I came across your product online, and was amazed with the results you posted on your website. I ordered it and it arrived within a week. We fitted the EarBuddies piece in the ear and taped it following the instructions online. It took me a couple tries before I was satisfied with the fitting but once it was on it didn't seem to bother the baby. She was approximately 8-9 days old when we fitted the piece. To our astonishment, we got amazing results in only 2 weeks!!!
Picture of a Stahl's Bar in a baby

Before EarBuddies

This Malformation of the outer ear is known as a Stahl's Bar

Stahl's bar

Ear Buddies Infant Auricular Correctors can treat a Stahl's Bar in Babies

2 weeks later

Stahl's bar gone

We are so happy that we tried your product and amazed with the results. It is unbelievable that the plastic surgeon was not aware of your product and recommended a special prosthetic and surgery that would cost thousands of dollars. Thank you so much Earbuddies!! You saved my baby from some future insecurities and saved us thousands of dollars in plastic surgery!!! Thanks again!!!”

 

 Leopoldo & his Daughter
San Diego, USA
October 2014
 

 
“When my son was born, before we'd even left the delivery room, the midwife had pointed out to us that his ears stuck out, and said "but it's amazing what they can do with surgery these days"! It turns out her honesty was a blessing, because her comments stayed with me and within days of being home, I was on Google, and found the EarBuddies site. Not wanting him to be teased for a moment in his life for something I could've prevented, and knowing time was of the essence, I ordered them without even discussing it with his Dad, although he soon agreed it was worth a try. As he was only 2 weeks old, and I was concerned about making things worse, we first got them fitted by Rachel Hall, a lovely and very helpful Clinical Nurse Specialist trained by David Gault at Portland Hospital. I was incredibly surprised by how easy they were to fit when I changed them after two weeks, following Rachel's original guidance. After only 4 weeks, the result was absolutely incredible. As I was still solely breastfeeding, they kept their shape but were still soft and bending forward when feeding / in the car seat / against a collar etc, so I continued to keep them fitted until he was almost 4 months old, not wanting to risk undoing all the good that had already been done. As he got older, it was definitely more of a challenge, as he started rubbing them, they took longer to change, it was harder to keep them dry when bathing, and they got weepy which meant I had to refit them more regularly. I would therefore definitely recommend fitting them as early as possible. The more GPs / midwives / health visitors / hearing specialists know about your product, the better. None of mine were aware of it, as I found out when attempting to find someone local to fit them. This may put a number of other nervous parents off, as there is a real concern we may do more harm than good.

 

Sleeping baby

before

Ear Buddy taped to side of head with adhesive tapes

during

Ear after removing ear buddies splint after 4 weeks

after 4 weeks

Stick out ear responding to ear buddies neonatal molding

after 3 months

Thank you EarBuddies for such an amazing product. Such a minor inconvenience for a lifelong result. I know my son will be grateful in the years to come. The photos attached are before, during, after 4 weeks, and after 3 months.”

 

 Hayley & her Son Reggie
London, UK 
September 2014
Interview with Hayley about Ear Buddies | Correct Sticky Out Misshapen Deformed Protruding Prominent Ears
 

 
“My daughter was born with beautiful ears, but as the weeks passed her ears changed shape. The tops of both of her ears started to fold over. It became really noticeable. People said she had ears like a 'pixie' and while this could be seen as endearing on a baby, I did not want her to grow up being paranoid of them or worse still, being picked on because of them. Even though she was only 3 months, I started to research what a pinnaplasty might involve. The thought of my little girl going under the knife scared me, so I looked for alternatives. The only one I could find was EarBuddies. The instructions were thorough and simple to understand. Fitting the splits to the ears was a little tricky, but I managed to do it while my daughter was awake. As time went by, I hardly noticed the EarBuddies on her ears. She wasn't bothered by them at all, she didn't play with the splits or the tape and was more than happy to sleep on them. She wore them for a total of 10 weeks and I only had to change them 3 times. I was a little sceptical about how much difference they would actually make, but I was willing to give anything non-surgical a try. How could these little splints possibly work to re-mould the shape of ears? Now I am so thankful I came across the website and this product as they have changed the appearance of her ears dramatically. Now at 6 months, my daughter has her beautiful ears back. She will not remember her 'EarBuddies' experience, but I know she will be grateful to me in the future for intervening.” 
Stick out ears from the front | baby before using ear buddies

Before EarBuddies

results after 10 weeks of ear buddies

10 weeks later

 Mrs G.M
August 2013
 

 
“Thank you EarBuddies! My name is Laura and my sons name is Beck. He was born on April 11, 2012. We are now fast approaching on his first birthday! When Beck was born my husband and I were overjoyed. He came into the world in perfect health. We could not have asked for anything more. When I was able to hold Beck after he was checked over by the nurses I noticed his ears were very pointed. I mentioned this to my husband and we both glanced at each others ears noticing no point. I figured if this was all we had to worry about, we could handle that. Beck was two weeks old in the photo below. When my mother came to visit the baby she immediately noticed his ears and was concerned he would be made fun of when he goes to school. My mother began to research online about ways to fix his ears. Most of the sites in the US talked about surgery. Then we found your site. My mother said you should try these EarBuddies. They are inexpensive and do not hurt the baby at all. I ordered the splints and put them in when Beck was one month old. I left them in for about three in a half weeks and his ears were completely reshaped! His ears look great now and people can't believe the before and after pictures. Thank you so much EarBuddies! You have made a great change in my sons life!!! Thank you!”
baby with rim kink on right ear

Before EarBuddies

close up of a rim kink in a baby

rim kink

Ear Buddies has removed the rim kink deformity, leaving a normal ear

3.5 weeks later

ear splint has rounded the rim of the ear

rim kink gone

Laura & her Son Beck
March 2013
 

 

“ When my son Jason was about 3 month's old, I noticed his ears were starting to stick out quite a lot. I was really worried because I knew that kids are often teased about their ears, but I had no idea what to do about it. By pure chance, I found the "EarBuddies" website and I contacted them immediately. Jason wore EarBuddies for about 3 or 4 months and the results were amazing! He is a very healthy and active 5.5 year old boy now living in Australia. The last thing he will ever to worry about in his life will be his ears!”
Kay Read & her Son Jason
Australia
July 2010

 

"About 9 years ago, the little boy in this video was on television in the UK wearing some EarBuddies. Look at those perfect ears now! He now lives in Canberra, Australia - hence the accent. He has perfect ears thanks to EarBuddies. So lucky I found the website in time for him!

 

Ear Buddies Baby becomes star of Australian Short Film!

 


 
“I found out about EarBuddies when my daughter was about 5 months old. She was born with perfectly normal ears and this only began to change after three months. Her ears were very soft and would fold when in her cot or car seat and were becoming more and more prominent. I was becoming very concerned about how this was going to affect her as she grew older. I started some research after my Mum declared that she was going to pay for her to have her ears pinned back for her 18th birthday, to which my response was that I was sure that she would have wanted something done long before she reached that age. I came across earbuddies through a search on the internet and quickly decided to go ahead but had to convince my husband first, who felt that we should not mess around with her and wait for her to make up her own mind if they were a problem. Several other family members agreed with me wanting to use the system so my husband came around to the idea and we fitted earbuddies when Freya was 5 months old. I was not at all worried about what anybody thought so did not routinely put a hat on her and welcomed any one asking me about it as I absolutely knew that I was doing the right thing for her and interestingly everyone who asked thought it was a fantastic idea and couldn't believe that it was not better known, including my health visitor. I cannot be happier with the result that we have achieved and am keeping the splints on for a bit longer to be sure of the result. I only wish that I had known about it before as my 3 year old nephew was born with cup ear and this may have improved it for him. The pictures are of her before splintage and after 6 weeks of splintage. ”
Baby with protruding ears

Before EarBuddies

Protruding & prominent ears gone without any surgery

after 6 Weeks

Mrs J.B
UK 
February 2010

 


 

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