Putty Buddies™ Floating Swimming Ear Plugs for Kids

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Putty Buddies™ Floating Swimming Ear Plugs for Kids
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
142 Reviews
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DESCRIPTION

Putty Buddies are the colourful, fun way to protect your kids from swimmer's ear.

Floatable Putty Buddies Earplugs really do float so they are easy to retrieve when they get dropped in the pool! These colorful, soft silicone ear plugs are larger than most other child-sized silicone ear plugs to completely fill the outer ear, providing a watertight seal over the ear canal.

With an estimated 20-22 dB noise reduction, the soft silicone lets your child hear through the plug well enough that you can get your child's attention if you need to. The system using an Ear Band-It or Ear Band-It Ultra swimmers headband with Putty Buddies Ear Plugs was originally designed by an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist for his young patients with ear tubes to help keep the Putty Buddies swimming ear plugs secure, even during vigorous activity.

Each pair of Putty Buddies comes in its own sturdy plastic carry case. Available in assorted colors: red, orange, yellow, green and blue!

How to use Putty Buddies® silicone ear plugs:

  • Do NOT force into ear canal.
  • Handle with clean, dry hands. Be sure any sunscreen, tanning oils, or skin moisturizers are removed from hands prior to handling.
  • Ear plugs should be placed over a clean and dry ear canal by an adult, never a child.
  • Flatten plug with fingers and shape to cover outer ear until snugly fit.
  • Do NOT tear plugs at any time. Use the entire ear plug for each ear. If plug appears to separate or crack, please do not use or attempt to remold together. Discard and use a new pair.
  • Remove plugs by pressing up, under the backside of the ear. Then pull down on the ear lobe. Alternating these techniques several times will release the plug from over the ear canal for easy removal and storage.
  • Discard after 2 weeks of use or when plugs become dirty, start to crack/crumble, or lose their tackiness.
  • If any material remains in the ear canal after removal of the ear plug, do not attempt to remove this material yourself as you may push it deeper inside. Please see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist (not a generalist) as soon as possible and they should be able to readily remove any material.
  • Note that silicone is water repellent and will not likely be removed from skin or hair with water. If any silicone material gets stuck to skin or hair, use mineral oil or any natural oil-based product to remove the material.
  • Ear plugs are for use ONLY in water. If the user is out of the water for more than 5 minutes, please remove ear plugs, store and reapply (or use new pair) when re-entering the water.
Putty Buddies® silicone ear plugs are reusable and should be stored in the handy carrying case. Discard the ear plugs when they become dirty or lost their tackiness. Silicone ear plugs are recommended by doctors for swimming, showering and general water protection. Not recommended for diving in depths greater than 10 feet. Although Putty Buddies® are not intended for noise prevention, the user will experience a slight reduction in hearing when plugs are worn. For maximum protection, ear plugs should be worn with the Ear Band-It® head band.



HELPFUL TIPS:

1) Only handle the silicone with clean dry hands. Avoid touching the silicone with oily/dirty hands or bringing them into contact with lotions, oils, hair and other oil-based substances.

2) Make sure the user's ear is clean, dry and free from wax/oils prior to placing the ear plugs over the ear canal.

3) Make sure the plug does not have any cracks or folds prior to placement over the ear canal. If it does, discard and use a new pair.

4) Flatten the plug into a disk, place over the ear canal and pressed gently on the plug in a direction outward from the ear canal to "lock" the silicone into the outer cartilage of the ear.

5) To remove the ear plug, grab the ear lobe with thumb on the back of the earlobe and fingers on the front of the ear lobe. Push/pull up and down several times. This should ensure that the silicone dislodges easily in one uniform piece from the ear without leaving residue behind. Parents should inspect their child’s ear after each use to make sure that no silicone material remains around the ear canal.

6) Once removed, store the ear plugs in the plastic container (covered)until further use.

CAUTION: Only cover opening of ear. DO NOT INSERT IN EAR CANAL. Silicone ear plugs are safe when used as instructed. Keep away from infants. If swallowed, the plugs are non-toxic but may interfere with breathing if caught in windpipes. Do not spread silicone plugs too thin. Avoid contact with hair and oil based lotions.

If you push a silicone ear plug into your ear canal, do not try to remove it yourself. Do not use tweezers, cotton swabs or other devices as these may push the plug further into canal. See an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Physician as they have the proper instruments and skill to remove the plugs safely. A silicone ear plug in the ear canal for a short time may be harmless, providing you do not attempt to remove the ear plug yourself and accidentally push it deeper into the opening.

DELIVERY AND RETURNS

WHEN WILL MY ORDER ARRIVE?

As of March 2024, orders are sent with next-day delivery via NZ Post Courier Post.

Orders to Australia orders can be made from our Australian store.

Other international orders take up to 15 days depending on location.


WHERE DO YOU SHIP FROM?

We ship Monday to Thursday from our warehouse in Auckland, New Zealand.

WHEN WILL MY ORDER BE SHIPPED?

If you order before 2.00pm Mon-Thurs we will dispatch that day. If you order on the weekend or after 2.00pm on a Thursday your order will ship the following Monday.

HOW MUCH IS SHIPPING?

Shipping on orders valued $90 or more are free! Shipping costs on orders valued under $90 depend on shipping method selected at checkout.

DO YOU ACCEPT RETURNS?

Please see our Returns Policy.

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4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 142 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 125 Total 4 star reviews: 13 Total 3 star reviews: 4 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
98%would recommend this product
ProtectionRated 4.9 on a scale of 1 to 5
QualityRated 4.8 on a scale of 1 to 5
ComfortRated 4.8 on a scale of 1 to 5
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142 reviews
  • MA
    Ms Annette B.
    Flag of Australia
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 65+
    Gender Female
    Used For Swimming
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 minutes ago
    For Adults As Well

    I have bought several Putty Buddies for when I have a shower. They shape well in the ear and completly block any water getting in. But I needed to keep the hygiene important which is why I bought so many. I find them to be perfect for my use.

    ProtectionRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    ComfortRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • HD
    Haidee D.
    Flag of Australia
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range Under 18
    Used For Swimming
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    Perfect

    Great. Got them for my 2.5 year old and 4 year old who have both had grommets. They work well for their swimming lessons and haven't fallen out at all.

    ProtectionRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    ComfortRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • KW
    Kristy W.
    Flag of Australia
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range Under 18
    Gender Male
    Used For Swimming
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    Perfect for kids

    My 3 year old son is so happy to wear these Putty Buddies. They're soft and easy to wear, and the bright colours make them fun for kids

    ProtectionRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    ComfortRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • RJ
    Roberta J.
    Flag of Australia
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 65+
    Gender Female
    Used For Swimming
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    Putty Buddies

    Quick & easy to use, fit snugly into each ear, easy to keep clean in their small see through case.

    ProtectionRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    ComfortRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • JZ
    Jade Z.
    Flag of Australia
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 35 - 44
    Gender Female
    Used For Swimming
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    Great!

    Easy to use thanks for making water play east

    ProtectionRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    ComfortRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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