Best Baby Car Head and Neck Support Pillow-Reviews and Buyers’ Guide
As you can agree, when carrying your baby in a car, the child’s safety has the utmost priority.
That’s especially why you get the baby fastened in his own car seat.
And there are tons of awesome top convertible car seats even if yours is a small car.
But do you realize that with the car in motion and vibrating, the baby keeps on knocking his/her head against the car seat? And this not only gets your child tired due to the heaviness of his head and neck constantly shifting, it creates a risk of an injury in case of an impact. It can also restrict proper breathing.
Luckily, there are tons of baby head and neck support products that keep your baby’s head and neck movement’s under control and allow his/her neck and shoulder and muscles to relax.
Without further ado, let’s dive into our review of the best baby car head and neck support pillows.
Coming up after the review are our buyer’s guide for this type of support pillows
10 best baby car head and neck support pillows reviewed
But which are the best three?
Editor's PickWhich are the top 3 best baby car head and neck support pillows?
-Adjustable and detachable
Stylish and adaptable
Summer Infant Snuzzler is an award winning baby head and body support optimized for versatility to fit your child at any growth stage and any type of baby carriage.
Britax has made a superbly comfortable and adjustable baby head and support pillow that you can use throughout your baby’s growth stages.
Topping the list of how to make car seat more comfortable, JJ Cole is arguably one of the most stylish and complete head and body support pillows in the market.
Lebogner head and body support pillow, a high quality pillow, is the perfect solution for your baby’s safety and comfort and it will wow you with its exceptional convenience.
Brica head and neck support for infant car seat is right at home in your baby’s car seat or stroller and is great at providing him/her with maximum side-to-side head and neck support.
Baby Elephant Ears, a multi-use baby car head support provides your baby with unparalleled style and function.
Boppy is a must have baby head and neck support pillow for use on the go whether your child is in a baby car seat, bouncer, swing or stroller.
KAKIBLIN is a specially designed cushion head and neck support pillow that helps prevent your sleepy baby’s head from flopping down or sideways as you drive.
Carter have made cute and soft baby car support pillow designed with your baby’s comfort and interests in mind.
Mikey is a comfortable and cute pillow designed with bright colors to attract your baby.
How to install a baby car head and neck support pillow
First things first:
If your infant head and body support pillow is new, remove it from its package and pat it gently to relieve it from the compressed packaging state.
If it is a used product, make sure it is properly cleaned and dry.
Have a look at this short video by JJ Cole
Spread out the pillow and place the head piece on the head section of the baby car seat.
Bring the safety belt straps through the slits.
Spread out and reposition the pillow until it fits correctly.
If provided, close the Velcro attaching the head support to the body support on either side.
Buyer’s guide for baby head and neck car travel support pillow
We know have done a thorough research based on practical tests, experience and customer reviews to give you our ten best baby car head and neck support pillows.
But here is the fact;
We cannot claim monopoly of knowledge and we know that you may meet other pillows that we either know or don’t know about and you’ll love them based on your preferences.
It therefore makes more sense for us to share tips on what to look out for when selecting a baby car head and neck support pillow.
No matter the brand of pillow you select, your baby’s safety while on the go is non-negotiable.
The support pillow must fit properly in the baby car seat and it should not constrain the operation of the harness holding the baby in place.
The pillow should also be crash tested in a certified laboratory to assure that it complies with consumer safety standards.
Even though most pillows pose no health risk to your baby, ensure that the support pillow you select does not have any dyes that may get your child infected. After all you don’t want something that comes to spoil your child’s wellbeing.
Versatility and comfort
Here is a fact;
You can’t have a different child car head and neck support product for each season and size of a baby.
First, this would create unnecessary additional cost. Secondly, the weather out there is often unpredictable and thirdly, you may sometimes unexpectedly have to carry a child that is not your own but of a different size from your own.
What’s the solution here?
To kill all bunnies with one hit, you’ve got to go for a versatile pillow.
First, it should be reversible, featuring plush fabric one side that will keep your baby warm when it’s cold and a breathable fabric on the reverse side that can absorb heat and sweat during hot weather.
Secondly, the pillow should be made of adjustable and contoured fabric and/or detachable pieces in order to snuggly fit either your growing child or a visiting child.
Ease of use and maintenance
The pillow should be of a simple design that is effortless to install.
Besides, there are items that need tasking cleaning and therefore you don’t want something that comes to add to this effort. Your infant head support pillow should therefore be easy to clean and preferably machine washable.
Living within your means is the canon of a fulfilling life and therefore, ensure that you make a selection within your budget.
Last but equally important, don’t take the seller’s word as binding. Instead, look out for feedback from other buyers who have bought and used the product before.
You can find this at the comments section on Amazon. A high or reasonably average feedback (3.0 out of 5.0) and a reasonable number of reviews is no doubt a vote that the product is reliable.
Finally, you might ask when to take head support out of car seat? A point worth noting is that once your child is old enough to hold his/her head up, you should withdraw the use of a head and neck support pillow in order to allow the development and strengthening of his or her neck muscles.