Byellebeeon August 21, 2013
As a first time mom - there's so much you don't know about until after the fact. I got this when baby was 3.5 mos AFTER I noticed baby was getting a slightly flat spot on his back right side, b/c he favored sleeping with his head turned toward his right. AND he also napped so well in his car seat and his rocker, etc etc.... (yes I still did tummy time regularly). I had NO idea about the whole world of plagiocephaly at all!!
anyways, since we got it, I have him use it whenever he is laying on his back, on the crib, on his activity mat, on the sofa etc..... I basically bring this pillow everywhere w/ him. So far, after 6 weeks of daiy use, his head has not gotten worse, maybe slightly better. The doc will see how it is at 6 mos old (he's 5 mos old now), and if it's no worse, says he's good to go since it's very minimal flatness. I think the fact that my baby is on the heavier and bigger end for his age, it is even more pressure on his head when lying down.
I didn't give it 5 stars, b/c I have yet to see a drastic improvement w/ daily use. But it definitely PREVENTED any worsening, so if I had this from the getco, it would have been great. Again, at 5 mos, he's 19lbs (!) so it's a lot of weight to support. For lighter babies, maybe this would be even more effective.
I think a definite must have to ALL babies to use from birth!