Sunday, January 13, 2008

as easy as 1...2...3




Some people use toupee tape but this is what we use, we have access to it at Walmart and have used it for six and a half years now,even with hearing aids. Some people still have trouble keeping those aids/processors on so I'm showing our easy 1,2,3.

7 comments:

Loudest Mom said...

I'll be looking for some Res-Q-tape. I used it on a bridesmaids dress once, and it worked like a charm. Hadn't thought of it for CIs though. Our audiologist let us try some double stick tape at one point, that was "o.k.".

Great idea!

Abbie said...

Hmm, so thats where you put the tape. ...

Brilliant!

leahlefler said...

Hey- what aisle is it in? The sewing area? You can tell I'm so domestic, lol. We don't have a beauty shop that carries Toupee tape in our local area, but if WalMart carries good double sided tape, then woo hoo! I'm off to go shopping!

Val said...

sorry, I meant to put that in the post...yes the sewing dept. Look near the velcro and usually all the other blue packs (from that name brand of product) are together. Works like a charm (for us anyway) these babies don't move...and my kids have never been irritated or bothered by pulling them off either.

Karen said...

I'm sending this tip on to a mom who was recently asking me about toupee tape. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi...I actually have a question concerning the hearing aids I see your children have worn. I'm a daycare teacher with a 14 month old who has those same kind of hearing aids. He got them about 4 months ago and has the protective covers with a clip for the back of his shirt. However we are struggling to keep them in his ears. It seems no matter what we do to occupy him he wants to pull them out. And he not only pulls them out but also pulls them apart and sticks the ear mold pieces in his mouth. He is very quick about it and his mother and I are growing increasingly concerned about it. With little pieces like the ear molds accessible to him as well as the other children in the room (who have recently discovered them) I worry about choking as well as harming the hearing aids themselves. I was curious to know if you had any tips to offer on this. I would appreciate anything..this is becoming quite a struggle for all those who work with him and just want what's best for him. Thanks

Val said...

My son was in daycare for a year when he had hearing aids and as a baby he never touched them. Then one day when he was 10 mos old, he decided to start pulling them out...I found a battery in his mouth one day! At the time, our early intervention team said(from the local Deaf/Blind School) said to set our boundaries. It only took two weeks but we had to be firm. When giving our "no no face" didn't work they suggested he go to time out (crib) and he was pulling them out like 20 times a day. He only stayed in time out for less than a minute and like I say it was a two week process and he never touched them again. However, there is a quick fix which I wish I had back then called a pilot cap. Go to http://www.hannaandersson.com/ and look for these under the baby section. This is what parents use now and they praise them!! Good luck.