My kids have had ear problems (built up wax and earaches) until the doctor recommended these ear candles. We tried them on our three year old and even though she was a little uncomfortable, she said that it didn't hurt. I could not believe the amount of wax that came out of the ear in the first session. Now everyone in our family uses them. They are excellent. I strongly recommend this product if you can't get rid of stubborn wax in the ear.