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Snooze in Style| Choosing the best pillow for your child

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As your little one continues to grow there will come a time when he/she will need their own pillow to remain comfortable through the night.

 

While introducing a pillow into your child’s life may seem like a simple science, but given that their sleeping habits and style can eventually impact their spines and postures, we’re telling you everything you need to know about toddler and infant pillows and which ones you should pick.

 

Why a regular pillow just wont do

Wondering just why a normal pillow won’t work for the little one?

A regular pillow is designed to provide support to an adult head and neck. Given that an infant doesn’t have the same proportions, infant pillows are designed around your baby’s proportions, allowing for a comfortable sleep, evenly distributing pressure around your baby’s delicate head and reducing the chances of Flat Head Syndrome (Plagiocephaly), a condition that causes a baby’s head to have a flat spot  due to pressure on a particular area.

 

What’s a  Mustard Seeds (Rai) Pillow ?

The most popular pillow in India is the Mustard Seed, popularly know as the Rai Pillow.The Rai pillow has been a familiar feature in every Indian household for time immemorial. Your Mom used it, You used it and you’re soon going to be using it for your little one.

These pillows prevent flat head syndrome by evenly distributing pressure around your baby’s delicate head whilst offering comfort to the baby. Mustard seeds also help increase blood circulation, reduce ear infections, calm colic and soothe the sinuses.

 

Best Toddler & Infant Pillows available around town

Here’s a quick guide to Infant Pillows that have been mommy tested and reviewed.

 

Calla Creative Toddler Pillow

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The Rolls Royce of organic toddler pillows – Each pillow is handmade and comes with a 3 year guarantee that it won’t lose it’s bounce and will hold up to many years of washing.

The surface of the pillow is cotton sateen, providing a softer and more comfortable feel. Perhaps even more important, if your toddler is easily woken by noise in the night, the surface of the pillow is quiet to the touch, even without a pillow case.

What Mommy loves: Because it is smaller than a regular sized pillow, you can travel with it and it fits perfectly in a car seat or when traveling on an airplane.

Mommy thinks can be better: It is on the expensive side

Price: INR 4500

Shop Online HERE

 

Clevamama Baby Pillow

The Clevamama Baby Pillow reacts to the heat and weight of a baby’s head by softening and moulding itself to its exact shape, thereby offering optimum support and pressure relief. It is specifically designed to keep the head and the baby’s spine in the correct position.

What Mommy loves: The beveled edges. No sharp drops at the edge of the pillow to bend your baby’s neck.

Mommy thinks can be better: Only for infants.

Price: INR 1500

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Little Sleepy Head Pillow

This snugly, take-it-everywhere he or she goes pillow is THE perfect size and softness for your toddler!  The perfectly  sized ( 13*18) toddler pillow is filled with 100 percent hypoallergenic premium polyester cluster fiber and encased in 200-count 100 percent cotton for maximum comfort. This simply translates to better and more comfortable sleep for your little tot while at the same time supporting his or her neck and head.

What Mommy loves: They are 100% Hypoallergenic

Mommy thinks can be better: Might need a pillow cover if your baby’s skin is super sensitive. The surface of this pillow is a bit “scratchy”.

Price: INR 2500

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Omved Mustard Pillow

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A baby’s skull takes approx 12 to 18 months to harden. During this time it is important to protect the baby’s head from any repeated pressure building up on one area of the head that can lead to flattening. Vedic traditions used mustard bags to support the child’s head. This unique pillow has been created specially for newborn and young babies to help prevent and effectively treat flat head syndrome. This is a common medical condition also known as Plagiocephaly, Brachycephaly or Scaphocephaly.

What Mommy loves: The mustard seeds help increase blood circulation, reduce ear infections, calm colic and soothe the sinuses.

Mommy thinks can be better: It is on the expensive side compared to other mustard seed pillows available.

Price: INR 690

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Pillows from Baby Jalebi

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With lovely prints and soothing colours, these pillows are perfectly sized for your tiny one. The pillows are extremely soft and come with pillow covers made of 100% cotton. They are bound to make your baby sleep without any crankiness.

Mommy loves: All fillers are made of 100% cotton and machine washable

Price: INR 700

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Baby Pillows from Masilo

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The adorable shape cushions add tons of character and playfulness to a nursery or kids bedroom. Each one is lovingly handmade with an organic cotton outer layer and a soft fill, making them all the more huggable!

Mommy loves: These pillows are Hypoallergenic and machine washable

Mommy thinks can be better: More Pillow shaped options

Price: INR 1200

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Wobbly Walk from Little West Street

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A lightweight, anatomically shaped baby head pillow to support your little one’s head evenly during sleep! Designed to help you avoid the risk of flat head syndrome, this soft and comfortable pillow is handcrafted using high-quality cotton fabric that is absorbent enough to soak up sweat.

Mommy loves: Soft Siliconized Polyester fibre filling for more comfort

Mommy thinks can be better: More Pillow shaped options

Price: INR 400 upwards

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Mimos Pillow

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This pillow allows 400% more contact with baby’s skull than an ordinary crib mattress, making sure that the pressure is equal on most parts of the skull, and decreasing the likelihood of flat head syndrome. Therefore, this pillow could be used both to prevent head flattening, and also to relieve pressure on a skull that is already showing signs of flattening.

Mommy loves: The pillow is breathable, light enough for baby to move if necessary, and comfortable.

Shop online HERE

 

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