Kids Headphones: What We’re Using
I’ve been asked three times this week what kids headphones we are using while traveling and if we like them. (I guess that is the push I need to write a post that I can just refer people to instead of looking them up on Amazon every time I’m asked.)
For starters, we are of the mindset that electronic gadgets are perfect for travel. I know that is not where everyone is on this parenting choices and that is fine. The gadgets help us to travel with calm kids and honestly we wouldn’t trade it for anything.
I also want to add that my four year old happily wears headphones. If the kids headphones are not available he will stick the ear buds I keep in my purse in his ears in order to hear his games. My two year old on the other hand does not really care if he can hear the games at this point. He sometimes wears the headphones, but more often than not just likes to play on the tablet.
The Little Gadgets Connect + headphones are our most recent purchase. ($21.95 on Amazon in a variety of colors) These seemed like a perfect second pair of kids headphones because the splitter is included. You just plug the second pair of headphones into the other ear piece. It sounds strange, but it is sort of perfect for airplane or train seating. We also love that there is only one cord on these. The kids do not get tangled as easily. They are quite light and fold nicely, fitting easily into the kids’ book bags.
The Kids Gear Wired headphones are our first pair. ($19.99 on Amazon in a variety of colors.) They have been with us since H’s first overseas trip just after his first birthday. They do not have any of the fancy features of the Little Gadgets but they are amazingly durable. I’ve watched my four year old step on them and they bounce back. I also love that they have the volume control on the headphone cord. I can set the max volume on the iPad and the kids have the freedom to adjust it down from there. The double headphone cord does cause some tangling, particularly on the plane.
What I love about both sets of headphones is that they both fit the kids so well. We don’t notice a lot of slippage. Both headphones adjust easily allowing either kid to use either set without much issue. I’ve actually used both sets and find the sound quality to be good and the fit to be comfortable. So i think you can’t go wrong with either of these choices.