The splints are great. Soft, easily moldable. I've found 3M Micropore tape a bit better (stickier) (and less expensive) then the tape they offer on the site.
I would give them a shot. I don't think you can do much harm by splinting.
Before we received the "ear buddies" I actually made my own splint (read up about this method on online medical journals). I took an 8 French Catheter, and fed lead free solder into it. cut it to size, and taped it using the 3M micorpore tape.
I fitted this homemade splint when my baby was three weeks. Most of the correction was made with it, but am continuing to use the ear buddies as the material (silicone) is much softer than the catheter and the ends are nicely capped and rounded.
Let me know how it goes.
just going through this post and I've never heard of ear buddies before. My son has ears that stick out but I thought they wouldn't be as noticable when he grew hair so haven't thought of doing anything about it till I saw this.
what exacty are ear buddies and how would you use them to correct the ears?
3 gorgeous children to love forever
check out www.earbuddies.co.uk
you will get all the info you need there.
I'm suprised there isn't something like this in Australia. We get our teeth fixed if they need adjusting. (ie braces) Why not correct a baby's ears, they are often miss-shappen from birthing.
[Edited on 28/05/2008]
Just wanted to mention I was born with one ear folded over and it came right as I grew up. Still not 100% symetrical to the other but can't notice now I am an adult. So give it some time.