ByG33kinp1nkon August 16, 2015
At first I was skeptical that a pillow this small would work since i figured she would move her head right off of it, so im not sure where people are getting the "this is too big and bulky" from. Maybe if your baby is a day to a week old this would be too big.
My baby girl is almost 4 months, but when i took the first photo she was around 3. As you can see, she favored one side more which brought on the flat spot. At her 2 month check up, our pediatrician recommended that we keep her off of it by propping a rolled up blanket behind her so she'd be on the opposite side. We tried that and it didn't work since she would turn her head to that side as she favored it. I began to worry that it would only get worse since it wasn't getting better and decided to research, which brought me to this pillow.
After 9 days of using this every night for her to sleep on, her head shape has improved drastically. I'm now a believer in this pillow and will recommend to anyone who's dealing with the same issue.
The $25 price tag on such a small pillow made me hesitant, but it's worth it since it keeps the pressure of the skull off the flat, hard mattress.
She does rotate her head on the pillow from left to right but it still keeps her head shape round. I was worried that she would need to sleep flat on the back of her head for it to work but much to my surprise that isn't the case at all.
She's in the 92% for head circumference and doesn't move her head off the pillow when sleeping which I'm thankful for.
This pillow saved me from my worries of having to possibly get a helmet. Thankfully I do not have to worry anymore.
I read some of the low ratings and how their baby was scratched by the velcro. You're not supposed to lay your baby on the velcro side. That should be common sense, then you won't be dealing with irritated, scratched skin.