Newborn babies need to sleep between 14 and 17 hours a day. That is a lot of time spent lying in their cot. It is important that your baby sleeps for the recommended amount of time for their development. Despite this, it is not a good idea to leave your baby in their cot lying in the same position. It is a good idea to take them out of their cot between naps and expose them to different sensory experiences. It may not seem like they are able to take anything in but they are processing everything they see, touch, hear and smell.
Your newborn baby’s head is still trying to develop it’s shape, if you leave them lying in the same position all day, this can influence the shape it forms and it could result in flat-head syndrome. Flat-head syndrome or plagiocephaly affects up to 50% of new babies born in the United States. Over time this condition will correct itself but there are a few things you can do to prevent this from happening altogether.
When you are putting together your baby shower gift list, consider adding one of these baby pillows to the list.
Protect your baby while he is sleeping with this comfortable infant pillow. The shape of the pillow has been designed to align your baby’s head and spine, adding to the quality of sleep they will get. The biggest advantage of this pillow is that it creates the perfect place for your baby to rest their head to prevent their head from flattening or becoming misshapen. It is made from bamboo memory foam that is safe for your baby and the organic cotton cover is soft for your baby’s delicate skin.
You can also use this pillow in the stroller, car seat or bed and it is machine washable.
It has been clinically proven that using a shaped pillow can help develop the shape of your newborn’s head. Doctors recommend that you place your newborn on their back to sleep. To prevent plagiocephaly place your baby on this newborn pillow. The ergonomic shape of this pillow will ensure the pressure of your baby’s head is distributed evenly and that the spine is aligned correctly while your baby is sleeping. This pillow has been made from a material that is safe for babies and won’t aggravate your baby’s skin and it will reduce hair loss due to friction.
This pillow can be used from birth until 12 months.
This is a cute little baby pillow that comes in a variety of patterns. The breathable material will keep your baby cool during the summer months and warm when it cools down. The front of the pillow is made from 100% organic cotton bonded with sponge. The magic of this pillow lies in the concave center, this shape is what will prevent your baby’s head from flattening. The height of the pillow can also be adjusted by simply rubbing over the pillow in the middle. The fabric used in this pillow is safe for your baby and has received the Global Textile Standard and the Organic Exchange Standard certification. When you lay your baby’s head on the cotton covers of this pillow you will have peace of mind that they will be comfortable and safe.
You can get a matching blanket with this pillow so it makes for a lovely baby shower gift for new parents.
This pillow has the sweetest elephant design and comes with a unique cut out design to support your baby’s head. The design relieves pressure while it cradles your baby’s head safely while they are in their cot, stroller or swing chair. This pretty pillow comes with a pediatrician endorsement and will prevent your baby from getting flat head syndrome. This pillow must only be used in a recline position in infants between birth and 4 months of age.
It is recommended you machine wash this pillow regularly to keep it clean and hygienic for your new baby.
This is the cutest head and neck support pillow out there. It is also 100% organic, eco-friendly and natural. The hypoallergenic polyester filling is perfect for your newborn’s sensitive skin. It is dye and bleach-free, making it safe for your baby. The design is not only super cute but also supports your baby’s head and will prevent flat head syndrome. This cute pillow will quickly become your baby’s favorite thing to sleep with and you can use it as a diaper mat, to breastfeed on and as a play mat. This is a great pillow to buy as a gift and it comes in a range of cute designs.
These pillows will not only help to prevent flat-head syndrome in your baby but they will also allow your baby to breathe easier and ultimately sleep better. All new moms will know how important it is for babies to sleep properly. It allows your baby a chance to grow and develop and it allows mom a chance to catch her breath.