Travel with Children - Recommendations on Headphones for Toddler
Jun 9, 12, 5:12 pm
I ran a search, but didn't find much discussion on brands or models. I don't need anything fancy, but something comfortable for a 2+ year old. I think an over ear style would be best, but if other parents have had success with either that style or another I would appreciate any feedback. We plan to bring an iPad with a few shows and kid educational games for a couple trips this summer.
Jun 10, 12, 6:54 pm
We have Kidz Gear Wired Headphones for our grandson. He was 2 1/2 when we bought them; he's 5 1/2 now and they still fit. They sell them on Amazon.
Jun 11, 12, 8:39 am
JVC make some as well. They come with a noise limiter which runs off a AAA battery. You can get them in high street stores in the UK, not sure about elsewhere.
Jun 12, 12, 7:41 pm
Thanks for the responses and recommendations. We really appreciate the assistance.
Jul 2, 12, 1:58 pm
I use a super cheap pair from Fry's (~$15) that are over the ear and have large soft pads that rest on the ears. When you pay more you get higher quality sound, but of course your toddler doesnt care. I keep the volume barely audible and my 2 year old will watch ~1 hr of a movie with them on.
Jul 2, 12, 11:21 pm
I completely understand your frustration. There is not a lot of information out there on this topic. I originally bought cute little ear buds for my kids and realized that they would not stay in. After doing a lot of research I found the Kidz Gear Wired Headphones (as mentioned earlier) and the Caliphone headphones (they are a little cuter). Both work great and are less than $20.
I ended up doing a review on headphones for toddlers and kids (http://www.pintsizepilot.com/2012/03/01/headphones-for-toddlers-and-kids/) if you are interested.
Good luck !
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Sep 12, 12, 7:13 pm
So I (actually my wife) ended up getting the set on the left in the picture - http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/headphones-w11/
They seem to work just fine. I'm sure we over paid, but it was convenient.
I agree that overear is the only way to go. Otherwise the slip off or out to easily. He did very well on the flight and wore the headphones for a couple of hours each way. I even got to have a glass of wine on the flight. Thanks iPad and headphones!
Sep 13, 12, 10:44 pm
We use the over the ear kind that Delta used to give out:
No over the head piece, so that are very light, and each ear kinda clips on. Plus, they take next to no space/weight in carry ons.
Downside is they fail. We wondered why she didn't want to watch more than a few minute on our last flight. When we got home we realized they didn't work. Silent videos aren't nearly as entertaining.
Sep 19, 12, 2:24 pm
We have these for our 3.5 yo
and then I bought some foldable headphones (Magnavox? Sony? ~$8) for our 2 yo.
Neither kid likes to wear them very long, but they are content to watch the movies with no sound... :)