Chris and Rosie Ramsey revealed their newborn son has undergone treatment to fix his ‘pointed’ ear.
The couple welcomed their second son Rafe earlier this month, and have been keeping their Instagram followers on his progress.
After Rosie’s Instagram followers noticed that the baby had white tape over his left ear, the 33-year-old explained that they had decided to get Rafe non-surgical treatment so he wouldn’t be self-conscious about his ears in the future.
The podcaster wrote: ‘I received lots of messages about Rafe’s ears yesterday.
‘It would appear a lot of people weren’t offered the service at their local hospital. Luckily the service is available for parents to access online and do it themselves at home (the doctor told me this yesterday) (sic).’
Sharing a picture of Rafe’s ear before the treatment, Rosie continued: ‘This is Rafes little ear before. It’s just ever so slightly pointed at the top and the lobe sticks out ever so slightly.
‘Like I said yesterday it’s not actually that noticeable but if it can help at all so that it doesn’t bother him in years to come I think it’s worth doing.
‘The doctor also said the earlier the better as so they don’t try to pull it out or get it wet. I’m going back in two weeks to see how it’s getting on.’
Rosie linked to a site called Earbuddies, who make the splints used to correct pointed and stick-out ears.
The website explains: ‘When a baby is born, the cartilage framework of the ears is extremely soft because of Mum’s hormones. Some squashing of the ears is natural during birth, but if the ears remain an odd shape after 48 hours, or if they start to stick out, this will quite quickly become permanent as the cartilage naturally hardens.
‘Earbuddies™ splints re-mould the cartilage folds in a baby’s ears to restore the natural curves and hold the ear close to the side of the head. When the framework hardens in the controlled shape, there is a permanent, surgery-free correction.’
Rosie – who hosts the podcast Sh**ged, Married, Annoyed alongside comedian Chris – is recovering from having a caesarean section to deliver Robin.
But her husband isn’t able to pick up the slack too much, as Chris, 34, broke his ankle just days after his wife gave birth.
The Strictly Come Dancing star posted a picture of his left foot in a moon boot, and wrote on Instagram: ‘How to make your lockdown a million times worse… Wife recovering from surgery ✅ Broken ankle ✅
‘F*** this DECADE. Bring on 2030!’
Rosie and Chris got married in 2014, and are also parents to five-year-old son Robin.