AquaEars for Children this Summer!


That’s right, it’s SUMMEAR – the time of year when it’s most important to provide ear protection for your kids during hot months of water fun in the pool, at the beach, and the water parks.  According to the CDC, germs along with water-loving bacteria such as Pseudomonas found in pools and at other recreational water venues are one of the most common causes of swimmer’s ear, medically known as otitis externa.  Pain, itchiness, redness or pus can occur when water stays in the ear canal for long periods of time, providing the perfect environment for germs to grow and infect the skin in the ear.

AquaEars for Children is a soft silicone earplug that offers dual protection for water-sensitive ears by sealing out water and reducing ear discomfort due to water pressure.To help your kids stay protected and happy this swimming season, AquaEars has a new line of fun and colorful licensed character ear plugs including Finding Nemo, Hello KittySpongeBob SquarePantsDora the Explorer and ©Disney.

We received AquaEars to try out and tried them out with my son and a couple other kids. They really work and the kids liked the designs and that they were comfortable.

Our friends at AquaEars have also compiled four water safety tips for you to follow next time your child takes a dip:


1.  Be an Explorer: Always take the time to explore around the swimming area to help your child identify the location of lifeguards, water preservers, bathrooms facilities, depth markers with shallow and deeps ends, sitting areas, and even other swimmer’s behavior in the area

2.   Pump your Brakes:  Never allow children to run or even walk fast around or in a swimming area.  The spillover and foot traffic from the water makes surfaces wet and slippery and children can easily injure themselves or others by falling on the hard surface or even in a body of water. Using the © Disney/PixarCars AquaEars ear plugs are a great way to remind them to “pump their brakes” and walk while enjoying water activities.

3.  Find Some Water Buddies: Even if a lifeguard is on duty, a child should never swim alone and should always have an adult supervising by land and preferably by sea.  Never leave any child unsupervised by or in the pool or other body of water.

4.  The Fish Test: Your child may be more confident about their swimming abilities than you are so before they start to swim ask them to pass the ‘fish test’ by showing you some basic swimming techniques such as holding their breath, treading water and swimming underwater.  Be honest about their ‘fish test’ results by telling them where they are able or unable to venture based on your observations.  Make sure the lifeguard supports your ‘fish test’ findings.

Can you tell us a safety tip for Summer? Our friends at AquaEars have teamed up with us for a Giveaway! One winner will win one character AquaEars product. (Only U.S. residents and you must be a subscriber to SoCal City Kids) Leave a comment below telling us your Summer Safety Tip. Next, go to their Facebook page and “like” their page. Deadline to enter is July 5th, 2013 at midnight. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries.

AquaEars are available at your local retailer for an average retail price of $4.00, and include a convenient carrying case. For more information, visit or connect with the brand on Facebook for special offers, tips and giveaways:

Self Disclosure: I received the AquaEars products free of charge to facilitate this review.


  1. Never leave your children or animals in a hot car!

  2. Hailey O says

    Never swim right after eating!

  3. Use sunscreen!!

  4. Winner announced soon! Waiting on response from winner! So, check your email!

  5. *Winner has already bought the product and asked for another winner to be chosen.
    Congrats K!

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