By the time they hit the toddler years, your child has no doubt found out how awesome your iPad or tablet is. Maybe they even have a special kids tablet of their own. With online learning so prevalent and kids’ programming just a couple of finger taps away, toddlers spend some time on tablets. A lot of noise can come out of those tablets at inconvenient times, like when you’re on a conference call or a six-hour-long drive. It’s just a good idea to get them a pair of cushioned headphones. That’s why we rounded up the best toddler headphones for you.
Because their little ears are delicate and sensitive to sound, you want to make sure that they have specially designed headphones that can go below 85 dB, which is the recommended noise limit in headphones for kids. The headphones also should be flexible and customizable. It’s no good buying a pair of headphones that your toddler is going to grow out of within a year, so all of our picks are width-adjustable. Whether they’re doing virtual daycare meet-ups or taking part in a family call, they might need some headphone mics. Two of our picks have built-in microphones that are easy for toddlers to use. Most importantly, these headphones are inviting. Even if your child doesn’t love headphones, they might like how brightly colored these are. Just make sure to get them in their favorite color.
This article was originally published on July 15, 2020.
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1. Mpow Kids Headphones
These comfy headphones will comfortably enclose your child’s ear in a cloud of cushion. With a foldable and no-pinch design, it’s easy to bring these headphones everywhere. They have special volume limits. You can choose from 85Db or 94Db. Your child can get clear audio and use the mic to interact with a daycare video call or online learning at school. If you get multiple sets of headphones, you can connect them together, so your children can watch and listen to something together. The headphones come in seven fun color combinations.
2. Nenos Children Headphones
Your toddler will be drawn to these neon bright headphones instantly. Recommended for kids ages 3 to 8, the headphones are adjustable. As your child’s head gets bigger, the wider the headphones band gets. They’re designed to be worn comfortably for long periods of time, including long car rides and trips. When they aren’t using them, you can fold these headphones up. You have eight vibrant colors to choose from.
3. Kidrox Tiger-Ear Kids Headphones
Your toddler will love putting on these adorable tiger headphones. Even the tigers have mini-ears on the ears of the headphones. These headphones are made for children ages 1 to 8, so they’re safe for children with very young ears. Made to endure attacks by your toddler, these tear-resistant headphones also have a volume restrictor of 85 dB. You can change the width of the headphones as your child gets older.
4. eKids Minnie Mouse Headphones
Little Minnie Mouse fans need these super cute headphones. There’s a big pink and glittery bow at the top of the headphones, while each earphone features a cartoon illustration of Minnie Mouse. These headphones will be both cute and comfy on your toddler’s head. Plus, they have a volume limiter to make sure their little ears are safe from too loud of noise.
5. Snug Play+ Kids Headphones
There’s a sharing port on every set of headphones, so siblings won’t have to fight over who gets to listen to the tablet. The headphones are super lightweight, ensuring your child can wear them for hours comfortably. The headphones have good sound quality, but they also have a built-in volume limit, so the headphones won’t harm your child’s hearing ability.