I’ve always been worried about ear cleaning as it can be dangerous or you could push earwax deeper with qtips , but after using this spiral cleaner, I am confident in the safety and effectiveness of this method over the others for myself and my kids. I love the safety stopper that stops you from reaching the eardrum and soft tips with a massaging feeling. My kids used to run away when it came to ear cleaning time, but now they stay calm and let me get the job done since I started using a smart swab. However, doctors say minimal earwax is good for protecting your ear, so don’t clean it more than once or twice a week. All in all, I think it’s a great tool for everyone in the family.