Ear of the Month Award

"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 and baby Harry - Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Ear of the Month Winner - 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 and her baby Daughter - Berwick, Victoria, Australia
Ear of the Month Winner - 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. - Iowa, USA
Ear of the Month Winner - 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, Mother of Emilia, Loughton, Essex, United Kingdom
Ear of the Month Winner - 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, Mother of Charlie Smith, Arnold, Nottingham
Ear of the Month Winner - 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 and Scarlett, Ear of the Month, 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, Italy
 Ear of the Month, 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 and Santi, Ear of the Month, 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

 RH, Bournemouth, Ear of the Month, 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's beautiful baby girl, San Diego - Ear of the Month, 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.”

 

 Baby Reggie and Hayley - Ear of the Month, 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 GM, Ear of the Month, 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

Baby Beck and Laura - Ear of the Month, 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!”
Jason - Ear of the Month, 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!
Kay Read

 


 
“ 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 JB - Ear of the Month, February 2010

 


 

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  • "Thank you so much Earbuddies!! You saved my baby from some future insecurities and saved us thousands of dollars in plastic surgery!!!"

    Leopoldo - San Diego, USA

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  • "Early splinting of neonatal ear deformities has been proven to be successful but the opportunity to splint is frequently missed due to lack of awareness amongst healthcare personnel."

    International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, NHS Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow - 2013

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  • "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!!"

    Laura, Buckinghamshire, UK

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  • "She's been wearing the splints for 2 months now and her ears look amazing!"

    Niki - Essex, UK

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  • "Thank you for helping us prevent future cosmetic surgery and give symmetrical ears to our little boy during his early childhood."

    Dr. Kristen H. - Iowa, USA

    See Kristen's Story
  • "Many are told it will improve with age, or that simple taping will work, when in fact the opposite is true. Odd-shaped ears, which do not become completely normal in appearance within 48 hours of birth should be splinted."

    Royal College of Midwives: A Smart Start

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  • "The results are nothing short of amazing. She doesn't even notice them on and applying and removing is a lot easier than I thought it would be."

    Simone Marshall - Victoria, Australia

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  • "I can not recommend them enough! I now feel happy that Charlie can grow up without being self conscious of her ears."

    Tara Wooldridge - Nottingham, UK

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  • "We are so pleased and so glad a product has been designed to help to save the little people from having to go through a painful, expensive operation."

    Michelle - Bristol, UK

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  • "If successful, an effective splinting programme could consign the surgical correction of all but the most severe ear deformities to the past."

    British Medical Journal 17 Feb 2007, Volume 334

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  • "The fitting instructions are so easy to follow with great illustrations that helped me to feel confident in the fitting process. We are thrilled with your product and the results!"

    Kelly Moore - Instagrammer

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  • "This is a phenomenal product & more people should know about it!! It's a shame US doctors don't know about this. This product will save so many children from having to get surgery and being teased about their ears."

    Mrs. Kasey Ott, U.S.A

    See Kasey's Story
  • "Splintage is a simple, safe and non-invasive procedure for the correction of prominent ears."

    British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

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  • "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."

    Hayley, New Zealand

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  • "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..."

    Julie B, UK

    See Julie's Story
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