With the 2018 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix (try saying that as faster than an F1 lap) scheduled to race into town on 16 September, we’ve been keeping our ears to the ground searching for noise cancelling headphones for kids in Singapore. Our kids might be deafening at times, but those car engines give even the loudest of kids a race for the noisy-pants crown. Protecting those delicate ears is a must if you want a family-friendly F1 experience…
Lulu + Moo
You may have already discovered Lulu + Moo while checking out our back to school guide, and it’s not only saved us from bad pencil case dramas but also stocks ear defenders in a heap of snazzy colours available for next day delivery! Hurrah! The cool but comfy noise cancelling headphones are perfect for blocking out loud noise, plus their lightweight and small style makes them a foldable option sure to score you a parenting win. And from just $36.50 a pair you’ve got yourself a silent steal.
Lulu + Moo, online only; www.luluandmoo.com
Pitched as the most advanced noise limiting solution for young ears on the market, the Puro Balanced Response headphones offer top notch hearing protection and look pretty spiffy too. The price tag may make your eyes water ($159.90), but at least small ears will remain safe and sound for years to come. For a cheaper option, grab the Alpine Muffy Baby ear protectors at just $39.90. Speed over to Playhao, one of our fave toy stores, to pick up a pair in time for the race.
Playhao, 583 Orchard Road, #02-15 Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884; www.playhao.com
For a cheap, cheerful, no-thrills option, visit your local hardware store! The cheapest option we found were these 3M ear muffs for just $37.45. You can get them online or pop into the store and pick up a pair for the whole crew.
Horne Hardware, 1 Ubi Crescent #01-01, Number One Building, Singapore 408563, other locations at Changi, Jurong East and Buroh; www.horme.com.sg
Baby BanZ Singapore
Baby BanZ doesn’t just do sunglasses, it’s got a whole range of adjustable ear muffs with foam-filled cushions (from $59) guaranteed to keep your little ones hearing intact when you’re out at a carnival, concert or crowded event, F1 included. There’s even wireless bluetooth headphones ($108) so bubba can enjoy a lullaby while you enjoy the racing.
Buy online at Dropnoise or Hako@Nex and Hako@Parkway Parade; www.babybanzsingapore.com