Top 5 Products to Help Keep Your Baby's Head Safe

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Young babies are dependent on their parents for everything. For the first several months, the muscles in their necks are too weak to support the weight of their head on their own. Therefore, parents must carefully support their baby's heads. Also, because the bones in an infant's skull do not fuse together until much later in life, the shape of their head is still malleable. If babies always lay in one spot consistently, it can case their head to flatten in that spot. Many infant head support products are available to help parents support and protect their baby's head during the first precious months of life.
1 BabyBjörn Original Carrier
BabyBjörn Original Carrier

This product provides a hands-free way to keep infants safe and secure throughout the day. Going beyond a simple carrier, the BabyBjörn Original Carrier provides sturdy support for the younger baby. A backrest keeps the baby from slumping, and also supports the head to keep it from rolling backwards. The support is adjustable to ensure it is always at the perfect height to keep the baby comfortable and safe. Meanwhile, babies nestle close to their parents, and both benefit from a feeling of closeness and security.


2 Boppy Noggin Nest Head Support
Boppy Noggin Nest Head Support

Newborns spend a lot of time simply laying on their backs and sides. After too much time in one position, flat spots may begin to develop. The Boppy Noggin Nest is a simple solution to the problem. The soft head support pillow has a small hole in the centre so that the head is not simply cushioned, but also cradled to keep a rounded shape. A crescent-shaped pillow keeps baby's head contained, while a soft padded mat ensures comfort from head to toes. This support pillow is compact and fits in strollers, bouncers, swings, and more to elevate and cushion the skull.


3 Carter's 2-in-1 Head Support
Carter's 2-in-1 Head Support

When babies are still very young and lack the neck muscles to control and support the neck, they need a little help staying upright. The Carter's 2-in1 head support combats this with a padded horseshoe pillow that surrounds the head, so that it cannot slump over. The padded mat has convenient cutouts which make it compatible with car seats, bouncers, and other baby equipment using either a three or five point harness for restraint. The 2-in-1 design provides a larger support mat with a smaller insert. Parents can use this insert for newborns, and remove it as the baby gets older and grows, but still needs the additional support the bumper can provide.


4 Goldbug 2-in-1 Head Support
Goldbug 2-in-1 Head Support

Heavy infant heads tend to fall to one side or the other while sitting in even a slightly elevated position. This position is common with almost every piece of baby equipment, such as strollers, car seats, and bouncers. The nesting pillows on the Goldbug 2-in-1 head support keep the neck straight and the baby safe. An easy-to-use system of snaps keeps the pillows in place, while a cutout at the bottom of the mat allows access to the buckle for a three or five point harness without bunching. Once baby outgrows the support insert, parents can remove it and use the outer pillow.


5 Kiddopotamus Snuzzler Complete Head and Body Support
Kiddopotamus Snuzzler Complete Head and Body Support

This support product stands out from the rest by providing comfortable cushioning not only for the infant's head, but for the entire body. Support pillows surround the head as well as each side of the body to keep the baby in place no matter where they are. The Kiddopotamus Snuzzler has no back padding, earning it approval for use in car seats among other equipment. Parents can easily transfer it from one spot to another in just seconds. It is also reversible, so if the baby spits up on one side, the other is still available until time to wash. The head support is separate and attaches with Velcro so parents can use it independently or adjust it for a customised fit for every baby.

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