Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Summer Beach Bums Giveaway Aqua Ears, Water Safety Tips and Review

Disclaimer:  I received a sample of AquaEars complimentary in order to try them out. As always, my opinions are my own.

My little one LOVES swimming but is so scared of getting water in her ears.  An ear infection from swimming a few years ago is not easily forgotten. The pediatrician recommended using ear plugs to help prevent it from happening again. I heard about this adorable AquaEars ear plugs and they are a good solution for us!  She feels comfortable wearing them and loves the pool again.  

AquaEars is an easy, convenient and comfortable way to provide top line protection from swimmer’s ear, medically known as otitis externa. It is more prevalent, or frequent as a result of exposure to moisture in the ears from swimming or bathing. They have an adorable new line with fun characters, ranging from Hello Kitty to Finding Nemo, in order to help increase compliance of ear plug use in children. 
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 designed a new line of fun and colorful licensed character ear plugs including Finding Nemo, Hello Kitty, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and ©Disney that your kids will just LOVE! Read on and enter the giveaway below to win your own pair.

AquaEars shared with me four water safety tips for you to follow next time your child takes a dip in the local pool, your own pool or even at the beach:

  • 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.
  • 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/Pixar Cars AquaEars ear plugs are a great way to remind them to "pump their brakes" and walk while enjoying water activities.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 Cirrus Health Care  or connect with the brand on Facebook for special offers, tips and giveaways. Don't forget to enter my own giveaway below! a Rafflecopter giveaway


bloomers said...

Both my sons have become more confident in the water but complain if they get water in their ears, so these would give them an extra boost of confidence!

Kathleen said...

My son just learned how to swim but does complain when water gets in his ears so I know these would make him a more confident swimmer.

Miranda said...

My daughter loves wearing ear plugs to keep water out

Kristie said...

It will make water in the ears less of an issue. And that makes summer better. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.