Ear Bandit Swimming Headband
The Ear Band-It ® Swimming Headbands were originally designed by an ear, nose and throat specialist to prevent ear infections for his young patients with ear tubes and to help keep putty buddy plugs secure. The Ear Band-it are soft headbands that are worn over a pair of water-safe earplugs to keep them from falling out while swimming or playing in water. Designed for use with putty buddies, the Ear Band-it also work well with all brands of moldable silicone ear putty. Especially recommended for very young children, helping to prevent accidents with ear putty that might otherwise accidentally fall out.
- Reversible Neoprene.
- Hook and Loop like closure.
- Available in several size and colour choices.
|Size of Band||Fits Head Size||Recommended Age|
|Large||23.5"||20.5-25"||10 years to adult|
Customer Reviews for Ear Bandit Swimming Headband
5 out of 5 Ear Bandit
We take granddaughter swimming , but unfortunately she regularly gets ear infections. Thanks to the Ear Bandit, we have managed quite a few weeks swimming and no ear infections - fingers crossed!
5 out of 5 Ear band
Newitts Verified Purchase (6 Oct 2019)
I used the ear band when I was water skiing to protect my ear when I fell in the water. As Im sonething of a beginner I fall quite often. The band stayed in place and after a couple of falls was still protecting my ear. I am very pleased with the band.
5 out of 5 Does the job
I needed to use protection for one of my ears for some weeks after a middle ear operation. I was told at my gym that a headband is better than a bathing cap as the cap allows water to creep in under the ear, which the headband would not. I coupled the headband with the soft ear plug and they worked well together. However, I didn't dare go into the sea with them - just the pool where I knew I could hold my head up above the level of the water. I also used the headband and ear plug when showering which worked well to keep my ear dry.
5 out of 5 Ear bandit
Newitts Verified Purchase (29 Apr 2019)
Purchased for granddaughter who suffers from glue ear. She has custom plugs through ENT but she constantly fiddled with them fearing the plugs would drop out. The ear bandit holds the plugs in place perfectly. Granddaughter delighted and more at ease. She can concentrate on her swimming instead of her ears.
4 out of 5 Good quality
Newitts Verified Purchase (5 Jun 2018)
Very pleased with the headband. It seems a bit small at first but fits well once it's on. Holds in place well, although did not go under water. Would recommend for anyone who's child has had grommets.
5 out of 5 Very satisfied
Newitts Verified Purchase (12 May 2018)
5 out of 5 Excellent and simple to use
Newitts Verified Purchase (28 Apr 2018)
We really like this product. Initially we were lent one by someone else, and my daughter liked it so much that we bought our own. The colour is vibrant, it's simple to put on, get in place, rinse out afterwards etc. As my daughter won't put a hat on it is useful not only to cover her ears, but to hold her hair back too. Just be careful to do the Velcro up in your swimming bag as it can catch (as Velcro tends to!) on swimming costume seams etc.
5 out of 5 Brilliant!
Newitts Verified Purchase (26 Apr 2018)
Bought an Ear Bandit Swimming Headland for our 10 year old granddaughter when we were taking her for a holiday in Lanzarote. She suffers from ear infections and had just had a perforated ear drum prior to the holiday. She loves swimming, diving and spending lots of time in the water. The headband , used in conjunction with the ear putty, enabled her to have a great holiday without any ear problems!
5 out of 5 Wonderful product
Newitts Verified Purchase (25 Mar 2018)
My Grandson couldn't go swimming because of ear infections from the water. I came across this wonderful product and he hasn't had any more ear problems since. I will definitely be recommending it to all friends and family.
5 out of 5 Headband
Newitts Verified Purchase (21 Mar 2018)
5 out of 5 Ear bandit
Newitts Verified Purchase (18 Oct 2017)
Kept getting ear problem when swimming. The headband and putty plugs have solved the problem
4 out of 5 Returned Ear Bandit
Newitts Verified Purchase (23 Sep 2017)
Unfortunately I ordered the wrong size. I ordered the medium in error and it was too small. I returned it and was given a refund. I ordered some sets of ear plugs at the same time and currently use those under my swim cap and that keeps the water out of my ears. I might try the larger size when I need new ear plugs.
4 out of 5 Ear bandit
Newitts Verified Purchase (3 Sep 2017)
Excellent for swimming - had some difficulty getting it to stay on when a hyperactive 6 year old was constantly jumping into the pool on holiday. A great product though!
5 out of 5 Essential as a swimsuit
I avoided swimming because of ear pain and infections. Especially diving and swimming under water a lot. This is the best little thing ever. I am 67 and swim regularly. Also took it to Australia and New Zealand ealier this year where I swam in the Pacific Ocean with wild dolphins. No ear problems at all. I don't find it slips although I usually wear my goggles over it which also helps stopping my hair rubbing on the goggle strap.
4 out of 5 Good value
Newitts Verified Purchase (10 Jul 2017)
Small fits my 7 year old who has to keep water out of his ears as he has grommets in
5 out of 5 ear bandit
My husband suffers from frequent ear infections so was advised by his doctor to get one of these, its perfect, keeps every drop of water out.
5 out of 5 Ear band
Newitts Verified Purchase (16 May 2016)
Great for protection especially if you suffer with ear problems I would recommend them to anyone if you love the water but worry about water in the ears
5 out of 5 Life saver
Newitts Verified Purchase (7 May 2016)
Keep the ears totally dry and helps keep the plugs in Plus the pink colour my girl Loves. I don't know what we would do without it.
4 out of 5 Ear bandit swimming aid
Newitts Verified Purchase (30 Dec 2015)
my grandson has trouble with constant ear infections but loves swimming so i thought i would try these. so pleased i did excellent product and does exactly what i want it to do
4 out of 5 Headband sizing
Newitts Verified Purchase (28 Nov 2015)
The headband looks well made but I cannot use it for swimming as intended as the size is far too big for me . I purchased the adult size but wanted it for keeping earplugs in while swimming for hour long sessions. There is no way this would stay in place even new never mind when it has stretched a bit. I will use it for keeping the wind out of my ears when fell walking in the winter. May try the medium size at some point in the future. (69 year old male who swims a lot)
5 out of 5 First Class
Newitts Verified Purchase (9 Nov 2015)
I purchased a Newitts Swimming Headband a few weeks ago and I am really pleased with the quality of this product. It is a close fit with a good Velcro grip and really does keep my earplugs in my ears. I recommend this product highly to any future purchasers.
4 out of 5 Very useful
Newitts Verified Purchase (24 Sep 2015)
These were recommended by my doctor because I had a perforated eardrum and wanted to go snorkelling on holiday, used with a ear plug this band worked well and was no trouble to use with mask and snorkel.
5 out of 5 Newitts solved my swimmimg problem!
Newitts Verified Purchase (18 Sep 2015)
The Ear Bandit Swimming Headband plus Putty Buddies Ear Plugs recommended and sold to me by Newitts solved my perforated ear problem which was making it difficult for me to swim. The Newitts live chatline talked me through my problem and came up with the solution. The two items together work like a dream and are easy to use. I am now swimming regularly twice a week. I will use Newitts again if I need to renew these products. Thank you for helping me to keep fit.
1 out of 5 Ear bandit headband
Newitts Verified Purchase (28 Aug 2015)
Might be ok for child who doesn't jump or dive or go underwater but no use for energetic play. Just slides straight off no matter how tightly it is fastened. Thought there would be a kind of rubberised/silicone grip band inside but no. Would definitely benefit from it. So a bit of a waste. Wouldn't recommend it
4 out of 5 Useful Piece of Kit
Newitts Verified Purchase (24 Aug 2015)
A good and reasonably priced swimming aid. Helps keep water out of the ears, particularly when used with ear plugs. The only question mark is how long it will last, with the one we bought slightly coming apart at the seams after a fortnight's use! In summary, very good for occasional use.
5 out of 5 Ear bandit headband
Newitts Verified Purchase (24 Jul 2015)
Brought his product after my daughter started getting pain/bleeding when swimming after her grommet operation in February. This has worked wonders, she can now carry on learning to swim with no problems afterwards. I highly recommend it and well worth the money.
5 out of 5 excellent product
Newitts Verified Purchase (3 Nov 2014)
Works with the putty buddies so our 8 year old can enjoy swimming and playing in the water without worry.
5 out of 5 Great
Newitts Verified Purchase (18 Sep 2014)
Just the job and a good price. My little boy is happy to wear it. Easy to use. Would recommend.
5 out of 5 great product
Newitts Verified Purchase (22 Mar 2014)
Have bought this product and can honestly say it is well worth the money and it really does a great job. I had an ear operation and this was recommended by my surgeon, if I was to continue swimming with my head in the water. I would thoroughly recommend this purchasing this product to eliminate the possibility of getting Swimmers Ear like I did...._
5 out of 5 wonderful product
having had an ear operation I was told by my consultant to wear this product if I was to continue with my head in the water swimming. The product is comfortable, easy to wear and with ear plugs completely keeps my ears dry. No more worries about swimmers ears now and the dangers of ear infections. Great buy...
5 out of 5 great product works great
Newitts Verified Purchase (8 Feb 2014)
Works perfectly once you get the hang of putting them in. My daughter now puts her head under water with no crying!
5 out of 5 Ear Bandit Headband
We have been using these with my daughter since she was 4 and she now 8 1/2. She had grommets put in for glue ear and was unable to swim without protection. I would definitely say the headband gives a new lease of life and allows a child to swim and have fun. Each headband has lasted nearly two years and so they are well worth the money. Makes sure you only wash it under the tap or they won't last.
5 out of 5 Earband
Newitts Verified Purchase (23 Jul 2013)
An excellent product which gave me a lot more confidence in the swimming pool than I have had for years. I would highly recommend this product
5 out of 5 EAR BANDIT HEADBAND
Newitts Verified Purchase (14 May 2013)
IT FITS SNUGGLY AROUND THE HEAD AND ENSURES THAT THE EAR PLUGS REMAIN IN PLACE,MY CHILD ENJOYS WEARING IT AND FINDS IT COMFORTABLE.