Banz Mini Earmuffs are designed for babies and children from the age of 3 months to 2 years, making them better suited to younger children than some of the other kids’ ear defenders on the market.
Find out more about these ear defenders’ performance, comfort and design in this review.
|£16.94||26 dB||142 grams||Children aged 3 months and over|
Pros and cons
The Banz Mini Earmuffs’ headband can be adjusted to fit different-sized heads, so the ear defenders can be worn by kids of different ages. While they’re only intended for children up to the age of 2, many older kids will still find them comfy. The ear cups are nice and soft, so they shouldn’t irritate your child’s ears.
With an SNR rating of 26 dB, these ear defenders do a good job at reducing the volume of loud sounds and protecting your child’s hearing. They don’t completely block out all noise, and your child will still be able to hear you talking to them, but they will protect your child’s ears from loud, harmful noises.
These ear defenders are useful to have for noisy occasions such as weddings, fireworks displays, watching motorsports, travelling on the London Underground and attending music festivals.
One great thing about these ear defenders is that they are available in a large choice of colours and designs, so there’s bound to be a pair your child will like.
While these ear defenders look great, they don’t feel especially tough or durable, especially when compared to more expensive ear defenders like the 3M Peltor Kids Ear Muffs.
The Banz Mini Earmuffs are a good choice for babies and younger children. They’re designed specifically for kids from the ages of 3 months to 2 years, so they offer a better fit for babies and toddlers than most of the alternatives. They’re also comfy and light, though they don’t feel particularly durable.
One popular alternative is the Edz Kidz Ear Defenders. Like the Banz earmuffs reviewed here, the Edz Kidz Ear Defenders have a fun, colourful design, and are suitable for young children and babies (from 6 months). These ear defenders are very similar in specs to the Banz earmuffs, so choosing between them will probably come down to price and personal preference.
A more expensive (and arguable higher-quality) alternative is the 3M Peltor Kids Ear Muffs. While these ear defenders are designed for children from the age of 5 and over, they can also be worn by babies and toddlers. These ear defenders feel a bit tougher than the Banz Mini Earmuffs, which is unsurprising as the 3M Peltor range primarily consists of industrial and professional ear defenders.