When we were kids, entertainment on long car journeys can be summed up by games of I spy and a Winnie the Pooh CD on repeat . . . Thankfully things have moved on a bit these days and all three kids use their tablets on longer car journeys to watch films, play games and listen to music. However, much as my parents endured hour upon hour of Winnie the Pooh on a long drive down to the South of France, I have no desire to listen to the blip blip of whatever game Ben is playing or the Bing theme tune on repeat . . . If you’re on your tablet in the car, then you need your headphones on thanks kids!
Of course children’s headphones are often quite bulky – I remember the very first pair we got for Ben when he had a portable DVD player (and I’m talking about seven years ago when I was commuting to Leeds daily) were so big that he struggled to get his head securely in the headrest of his car seat – which aside from being uncomfortable is actually just not safe! Since then they’ve all had a couple of pairs of headphones each and they’re not as bulky as they used to be but they can still be quite uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time in a car seat.
I was thrilled to discover the Snuggly Rascals range of children’s headphones . No bulky, hard, plastic head pieces here, these super soft fleece headbands are fully adjustable and designed for comfort! The speakers, which are limited to a safe 85 decibels are lightweight and super flat meaning they are really comfortable for wearing in a car seat.
Because the headbands are made from a soft fleece, they can be popped in the washing machine (making sure you remove the headphones first!) which is great if they get a bit sweaty – this is of course a risk with them being made from fleece! They are also super easy to pack in your bag for travelling and are far less likely to get damaged than more traditional plastic headphones.
Snuggly Rascals children’s headphones come in a range of character designs which means you’re bound to find something to suit your children’s taste – and if you’re buying more than one pair like us, it’s easy to spot whose is whose without having to put name labels on them!
*Disclaimer – We received our Snuggly Rascals headphones free of charge for the purpose of review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own*