Great pillow for correcting flat spots!
Bycrcoopon October 17, 2015
Color: Midnight Clover|Verified Purchase
This pillow has been great and has helped my daughter's flat spot tremendously. She had torticollis and subsequently developed a really bad flat spot. I tried so many of the recommended things to keep her head turned on the direction opposite of the flat spot but nothing worked (I did do special stretches to correct the torticollis so she actually had the ability to turn her head). I finally decided to search on here to see if I could find anything and stumbled upon this pillow. I considered the boppy pillow but after reading the reviews there is a chance your baby can get "a donut head" which I interpreted to mean the little hole on the back of the pillow leaves an indent in the head and I didn't want to cause any other head deformities. After I decided on this pillow, I got one for me and one for daycare. Anytime she is flat on her back, I have her head on the pillow. I did start using it when she sleeps since that is a large portion of the time she is flat on her back. I was very hesitant at first but she is now 6 months and can roll around and the pillow size is small and a lot of other reviewers mentioned that they did the same. My only complaint is that I can't use it in her car seat or bouncer because it pushes her head too far forward to be comfortable. To use the pillow in the round formation (not the neck support option), you velcro the ends together. For my daughter and her age, I velcro it to make it almost as wide as possible. If it is velcroed so that the "hole" is too small, she rolls off if it. I got it to a size where her head is nested on it but her head doesn't touch the surface under her and can turn her head from side-to-side. I tested this by sticking my fingers under the pillow when she was laying on it to make sure her head didn't touch the floor or bed. Here are her progress photos over the past 2 months. Be the judge, but I think it's making quite a difference and I know she still needs more time on the pillow. The top left is when I started using it and the bottom right is the most current.
MOST HELPFUL REVIEW
As early as 2 months I noticed my baby's head starting to flatten on the back. He loves to sleep in the swing in the day and flat on his back with his arms sprawled out all night. The doctor told me that he has a very large soft spot, which makes his head mold very easily. So I had to get something that would help reshape his head so it didn't get worse. I came across the #babymoonpod on Amazon and I must say it is wonderful! I noticed an improvement after just DAYS! He lays it in any time he's on his back and he loves it!