“I want dads to still go to the drag racing. I want kids to go and enjoy themselves and not be at risk or be scared. I want parents to relax and not worry about being taken away from what they love!” – Daniel Gibney, Dad & Founder – Ems for Kids
In 2007, Daniel Gibney, dad and drummer, needed a product that would protect his daughter’s ears while he practised drums at home or played at gigs. On the hunt for a product to help, Dan realised the market had room for an earmuff designed specifically for kids. Consequently, over the next 12 months, Dan patented the first folding, KIDS earmuff design and launched it to the market with the ‘Ems for Kids’ name, in honour of his first daughter ‘Emily’ or ‘Em’.
Two years later in 2009, Daniel designed and patented the original BABY earmuff with a unique pressure-reducing headband design safe for newborns.
In 2017, the Ems for Kids range expanded to include the AUDIO headphones.
Ems for Kids is now sold online as well as across the globe in retail stores and the brand can be found in baby expos and trade shows internationally, multiple times a year.
In 2018, Dan and wife Kate welcomed baby number three, Isaac, little brother to big sisters Emily and Lucy. The Gibney clan are passionate about family time, music, travel and Dan’s home made self-saucing chocolate pudding too!