baby/infant options for "headset"

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  1. alanbreck

    alanbreck Pre-Flight

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    Just curious what folks have found or come up with for hearing protection for babies/infants while taking them flying. I found something like this marketed at various online pilot malls:

    http://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/kids-hearing-protectors.html

    But it's labeled at intended for ages 1 yr and above. What have you folks tried out for babies/infants?
     
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    I've been flying with my son since he was about 3 1/2 months old - He's 11 months old now. The Mooney, which is "tube and metal" instead of semi-monocoque, is a pretty loud airplane, especially on takeoff, so I wanted to have something good.

    We went with these: https://smile.amazon.com/Ems-Hearin...962?_encoding=UTF8&ie=UTF8&tag=sndprf-20&th=1

    They have a pretty impressive noise reduction profile. There's a graph in the documentation that comes with it showing the noise reduction at various frequencies, and it's better than most passive aviation headsets.

    On our last trip with him, about a month ago, he finally started pulling them off. He's at the point where he doesn't seem to like being able to see Mommy talking to him and not be able to hear her! I'd really like to get him something that can be plugged into the intercom in the plane, so hopefully we'll get some ideas on that in this thread too.
     
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    Cotton in the ears until they would keep headsets on. Both my girls have been flying since they were only weeks old.
     
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    Will mutt muffs fit a baby? Asking for a friend.
     
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    I've been flying with my kid since he was around a month old. Started with Baby Bandz earmuffs. Around a year, we switched to the snug safe and sound earmuffs. Got both from Amazon. Just like a dog with mutt muffs, it took the kid a little while to realize they were good for him and to stop trying to take them off. Mom is always in back to help with that (with the kid.)
     
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    Mutt muffs don't even work for dogs.
     
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