My baby is sleeping soundly next to me as I type this review of the ClevaMama Supporting Baby Pillow. That itself is my first positive point of the product: Despite me tapping away, my little one seems unperturbed. She rarely fusses when sleeping on this pillow as opposed to other pillows we have tried.
ClevaMama claims this is the only pillow scientifically proven to reduce the pressure on the back of baby’s head by 50% and increase support by 80%, thereby helping to prevent Flat Head Syndrome.
My paediatrician highlighted that due to my baby’s preferred sleeping side, she had a slight side deformation on her head. It is just aesthetics but I was concerned, so I began the search for a specially-designed infant pillow which provides support and is comfortable enough for my little one. I am glad the ClevaMama pillow does both.
Its design keeps baby’s head and spine in correct alignment and helps provide proper cushioning that works to disperse the pressure on one side of the head. I have read some reviews of this pillow where some mothers even claimed their babies’ flat head was reversed!
The first thing I did upon receiving the pillow was to test it for myself. I needed to know if it trapped heat, would it collapse too much, was it itchy and would I have difficulty breathing if I lay face down. None of the above happened. It has the comfort of a good quality memory foam pillow.
According to its website, the foam shares many features as the memory foam but this low resilience polyurethane ClevaFoam is made with an open cell structure thereby making it lighter, more breathable, with reduced heat retention. As a result, it is comfortable even in our warm tropical climate and because it is so light, it is handy enough for travel.
Manufactured using Hypo-allergenic foam, the pillow is said to be pH-balanced and toxin-free, which is good news for babies who suffer from asthma and allergies. The removable outer-cover also allows for machine washing. My only wish is that ClevaMama would have more patterned options of the pillow covers instead of just the plain white!
The Airflow fabric, which draws away moisture and increases airflow, is Oeko-Tex 100-certified for babies. This feature is great for my baby who sweats in her sleep.
It could be due to other factors, but the very first time my baby slept through the night was when she slept with the ClevaMama Supporting Baby Pillow. I am not surprised if the sleep was assisted by the pillow!
Pros: Comfortable foam with reduced heat retention; baby able to sleep longer.
Cons: Small bobbles can develop on the outer fabric which can be irritable to baby’s skin.
|ClevaMama Supporting Baby Pillow
Manufacturer: ClevaMama (http://www.clevamama.com/)
Distributor: Global Product Solutions
Size: 40 x 23 x 3.5cm
Info: Reduces flat head syndrome by reducing pressure on cranium by up to 50%. Manufactured using fabrics and foams that are hypo-allergenic, pH balanced and toxin-free, the pillow is suitable for babies who suffer from asthma and allergies. The AirFlow fabric draws away moisture and increases airflow and is also Oeko-Tex 100-certified for babies to use.
Availability: Mothercare outlets