Alex has been blessed with slightly folded ears. This used to require surgery at a later date if he didn’t want to be left looking odd, with folded or sticky out ears. Chris had the same thing when she was born, and she had them surgically repaired.
The only trouble with surgery is that it can go wrong, and it isn’t exactly stress free for Jnr.
We were told about Earbuddies (http://earbuddies.fresca.co.uk) by one of our health visitors, and we looked into them.
They are small flexible splints that allow you to tape the ear back, but without crushing or flattening the cartilage at the top of the ear. I put Alex’s in for him – yes, it can be done at home by the parent! The splint is shaped to the ear and held in place by butterfly stitches (like sticky tape – not actual stitches). They can be used from birth and best yet – if they are used in the first week, they only need to be worn for one week! Alex will need his for 2 to 3 weeks, but at least he won’t have to have surgery later in life.