On the Lookout for Baby Hearing Protection?
If you have a newborn in your life, you’ve probably been looking for baby earmuffs or baby headphones and realized there are several options to choose from. There are a few baby headphones designed to deliver sound to a baby’s ears, which you can learn more about here, but in this post we’ll be taking a specific look at hearing protection and noise cancelling headphones for babies.
To begin with, there are headphones specifically designed with babies in mind to provide hearing protection during things like concerts and airplane rides – this is in addition to headphones that can provide complete noise cancellation.
The other types of hearing protection headphones for babies are actually designed for expectant mothers. These are headphones that expectant mothers can wear over their bellies and deliver soothing sounds to the baby in the womb.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the best options on the market right now.
Review: Bellybuds In-Womb Baby Belly Headphones
For use while pregnant: the Baby-Bump Sound System.
Use the Bellybuds Baby-Bump Sound System to direct and deliver music and soothing sounds right into the womb with these headphones specifically designed with expectant mothers in mind. This is the best way to get music and sound delivered directly to the unborn baby.
The Bellybuds Baby-Bump Sound System is small and lightweight enough that it can be worn under your clothing at the office. As an added bonus, the audio splitter included with the headphones allows you to listen along and hear the same music and sounds as the baby.
Review: Baby Banz Newborn Baby Hearing Protection Earmuffs
Designed for newborns (up to 24 months old).
The Baby Banz Newborn Hearing Protection Earmuffs are a great choice to keep your newborn undisturbed from neighborhood sounds, loud shopping malls, and more
These noise protection headphones can fit a baby up to 2 years old, and at a lightweight 190 grams, you never have to worry about them weighing down and causing stress on the baby’s head. The weight, and the ability to fold them, also means that these headphones are incredibly easy to store and transport.
The headphones are rated category 4 (SNR 26dB NRR 31dB) to protect the hearing of the baby, and parents have the headphone color options of pink, green, purple and blue to pick from.
Review: Em’s 4 Bubs Hearing Protection Baby Earmuffs (Newborns to 18 Months)
Noise cancelling and sound proof headphones.
These ear muffs, which are the same thing as headphones, provide great protection for your baby’s ears, and are so effective that The American National Standards Institute for Ear Protection certified them as the top choice for protecting a baby’s hearing. They also make your baby look adorable while being worn.
The part that covers the baby’s ears only comes in standard white, but the strap that holds the headphones together comes in colors for boys and girls, as well as unisex colors should you plan on having more kids in the future. It should be noted that everything comes in one piece, meaning the strap itself can’t be mixed and matched to another color once purchased.
These headphones are lightweight, and easier to adjust on the baby’s head as compared to the Baby Banz headphones. The headphones have a 22dB NRR (noise reduction rating) and can be used at concerts, shopping malls, airplanes, and more.
Baby Banz Hearing Protector Earmuffs
Designed for children aged 2 years and up.
These baby hearing protection headphones are for kids aged 2 years and up, but I have seen younger babies wearing them. Because they’re aimed at toddlers, they’re a little heavier than the other headphones and weigh in at 190 grams for each ear muff (compared to 190 grams total for the Baby Banz Newborn Hearing Protection Earmuffs).
You can expect to get lot of wear and durability out of these headphones because they’re designed for toddlers and older children. They come in a selection of blue, pink, blue camouflage, and pink camouflage, and can be used everywhere, from malls, to concerts, to airplanes, and more.