How to use your EarBuddies™ Wahl Shaver - Information & Instructions

Wahl™ Shaver - Information and Instructions

Please read all instructions carefully to familiarise yourself with your new Wahl trimmer before use. You can print these instructions for further reference.

EarBuddies™ Shaver by Wahl

  • Included in the Premium Pack
  • Alkaline battery, brush and shaver oil included
  • Ergonomic, rubberised design
  • Designed to gently remove the fine hair around the ear
  • 3 Year Guarantee
Wahl Pocket Pro Shaver | Ear Buddies | EarPerfect

Why do I need a Baby Hair Shaver?

Even fine hairs trapped under the tapes will prevent them from sticking correctly, and will prickle and cause irritation, thereby attracting your baby’s fingers to their ears. This can cause your baby to pull at the tapes, so shaving the hair where the tapes stick is one of the most important recommendations.


Operating Instructions

  1. Remove battery cover by pushing in the direction of the arrow.
  2. Remove the plastic wrapper from the alkaline battery provided, and insert the battery following the directions printed on the inside of the trimmer. Make sure that the polarity of the battery is correct.
  3. Use alkaline batteries with your Wahl product.
  4. Replace the battery cover to its original position.
  5. Replace batteries as soon as you notice the trimmer running slower than normal, to avoid pulling hairs.
  6. To maximize battery life, trimmer should be shut off immediately after using.

Using with EarBuddies

  • It is best practice to shave the hair, no matter how fine, in the area where the tapes will stick for a firm and trouble-free fix. This is especially important for babies older than one month, who have more hair than newborns.
  • Don’t worry about shaving a baby’s hair – in some countries this is done routinely, often several times before the age of one year. Shaving a small amount around the ears will do no harm.
  • Babies have delicate skin, so be gentle, and shave at a 30° angle.
  • See the photos below for guidance on how much hair to shave. Parents splinting to correct less common conditions such as Cryptotia, Stick-Out Lobe and Conchal Crus may be able to get away with shaving less hair (see the fitting pictures for the specific conditions in Steps 5 & 6 of the fitting guide).
Shaving the hair above the Ear | ear buddies | correct stick out ears
Apply tape to hold the ear buddies splint in place.  Correct stick out ears with neonatal splintage

Oiling Blades

  • For best results, put one or two drops of Wahl Clipper Oil on the blades. Oil the blades before and after every use.
  • When oiling the trimmer, turn the trimmer ON, hold the unit facing down and squeeze one or two drops of oil onto the blades. Wipe off excess oil with a cloth.
  • Do not over oil! Excessive oiling or application of liquids will cause damage if allowed to seep back into the motor.

Blade Care

  • Trimmer blades have precision-hardened, ground and lapped cutting teeth. Blades should be handled carefully and never bumped or used to cut dirty abrasive material.

Cleaning & Storage

  • Before storing your trimmer, use the cleaning brush to remove any loose hairs from the unit and the blades.
  • Store unit in such a manner so that blades are protected from damage.
  • When the trimmer is not in use, the trimmer guide/blade guard attachment should be in place to protect the blades.

Important Safeguards

When using your electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following:

  1. This appliance can be used by children from aged 8 years and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children without supervision.
  2. Use this trimmer for its intended use only.
  3. Do not use this trimmer with a damaged or broken blade, as injury may occur.
  4. When discarding an old battery, do not throw into fire or where heat could cause it to rupture or explode. Also, do not attempt to recharge alkaline heavy duty or regular batteries in battery charging devices.


If your product fails to operate when switched ‘ON’ check your batteries to see if they are properly installed. Positive end should be located as shown in battery housing. Make sure switch is in the ‘ON’ position and check to be sure blades are free to move. If blades become clogged, manually pushing the blades back and fourth few times while unit is turned ‘OFF’ may help free the blades and allow the trimmer to operate. If it still does not operate, your batteries have probably exceeded their useful life.


This product is guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship for a period of 3 years from the date of original purchase or receipt as a gift. Should this product become defective during the guarantee period, you can return the product to Wahl (UK) Ltd who will repair any such defect or elect to replace the product or any part of it, without charge, provided that there is proof of purchase. Should a replacement be offered this will not extend the original guarantee period.


The guarantee becomes invalid in the case of misuse, alteration or repair by unauthorised persons. This guarantee does not include blades etc, which are consumable parts.

This product is designed for domestic use only and use within a professional environment will invalidate the guarantee. This guarantee in no way affects your rights under statutory law in the United Kingdom.