Headphones for children are not the same as headphones for adults. Of course, they’re smaller, to comfortably fit little noggins, but they have other features, such as volume restriction so those impressionable ears aren’t damaged with too much noise.

Some medical professionals also suggest that kids should not wear headphones for long periods, too.

Some headphones look distinctly child-friendly, most are more colourful than you might find adults happy with, and some are designed to look like scaled-down versions of what parents are wearing.

Cable length is another thing to look for, so there’s no risk of kids tangling themselves.

Wireless headphones are a great solution to this problem, though often cost more.

Also look for whether there’s a microphone on board – handy for making calls but not what every parent wants.

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The verdict: Kids' headphones

The best audio comes from the JBL JR300BT, making them the best buy, but for fun looks, it’s hard to beat the Griffin kazoo or Snuggly Rascals.

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