We recommend earmuffs for babies and young children because they are easy to keep track of and do not present a choking hazard. All of our kids earmuffs are designed to be super comfortable and offer solid to great Noise Reduction Ratings (NRR). For swimming, you can't go past the combination of Putty Buddies and the Ear Band-it Swimming Headband. This will ensure your kids' ear plugs actually stay in while they're having fun in the pool. Once children get older and start caring what other kids think they might not want to wear ear muffs. For older kids we have a range of kids ear plugs. Our personal favourite are Alpine Pluggies.