Make Toddler Headphones Fit! Solving Every Moms Nightmare!
Learn How to turn any over the head style headphones into comfortable custom toddler headphones!
So you are excited you finally have a DVD system in your vehicle, and you are ready for some fun….
Go to put the headphones on, and discover they are HUGE, and don’t come anywhere near fitting your Toddler!
With this quick tutorial I am going to show you how to turn any over the head headphones into awesome toddler headphones!
This works for older kids too… and they are moveable to any headsets you have… including the corded ones for their tablet or ipad!
No more listening to Dora, Sesame Street, Disney Movies, or children’s songs while you are driving around! Yay for mom’s sanity!
Listen to what you want, while your kids watch their tablets, or DVD system in silence!! AH doesn’t that sound GREAT!!
My Girls (nearly 3 and 7) seem to have small heads, and no matter what I do I cannot find cheap (because they will surely break them) headsets (headphones) that FIT!
So rather than spend copious amounts of money on headphones for their tablets… I went to the dollar store and picked up a super cute pair of headphones (the old school kind that go over the head) as there is NO WAY I am going to get those little in the ear kind to stay in!!
The last time we rented a van in Orlando we had a DVD Player with headsets and they did not fit… so I have the ultimate hack for you… its cheap, easy, and more importantly it works!!
For this super fun Toddler Headphones DIY Project you will need:
- a piece of fabric 7 inches by 7 inches
- Scrap batting, or a solid piece that is 2-3 inches thick by 6 inches when scrunched up
- a strip of velco (both sides) that is 5.5 inches wide.
- and of course a pair of over the head headphones.
This is moveable from headset to headset (and the fabric will be washable)
So to make this project you will want to have an idea of how much space you are trying to fill (most headsets have adjustable bands so this is not really an exact science)
Step 1 -
If you have a serger, serge around the fabric piece. If you don’t have a serger you will want to turn under and ‘hem’ all the way around to hide the raw edges.
Add the loops (hard side of the velcro) to the wrong side of the fabric,
and sew around it
(since its a square it really doesn’t matter what you decide
is ‘up’ I decided this based on my pattern on my fabric)
Step 3 -
Sew the soft velcro side to the RIGHT side of the fabric.
Roll your batting so it forms a nice soft cushion for the top of your childs head (this will fill the gap between the top of their headphones and their head)
Put the batting under the headphones, and wrap the fabric around it,
with the velcro closure on the top of the headphones…
and boom thats it!
Try it on your child and see how it feels to them.
You can make several toddler headphones covers, and they are even washable. My girls LOVE them, and it makes their headphones so comfortable!
This toddler headphones idea is going to make our upcoming plane ride to San Diego glorious!!
The girls will be glued to their tablets, which are preloaded with all kinds of great things for them to play, watch, color and do while we are traveling. (their dad takes care of all the techy stuff)
I hope you enjoy this simple idea to make your toddler headphones fit perfectly!
I would love to see your photos when you try this for yourself.
This is a great projects for leftover fabric, and quilt batting.
Have an awesome day!