How to choose a right youth pillow for your child?
You will get 100 answers from 100 health professionals, but so long as the pillow is not over soft and thus lacking even support for the neck and head, then you must notice the following recommendation.
When selecting your kid's pillow, imagine your child in the preferred side-sleeping position (less tension on the spine), and check the gap between your child's shoulder blade and the base of his or her neck, and also factor in how far your child's shoulder sinks into the mattress, and then selected the pillow on that basis after further allowing for the distance your child's face sinks into the pillow of choice.
Of course, there's many design and height and density factors that come into play with what pillow for your child, and some 'children’s' pillows are appropriate for children three to four, while others cater for children from five up, and others for kids seven and over. The key is the even distribution of weight between the neck and head, ensuring the natural alignment of the spine is encouraged during sleep. In other words, keeping the neck supported, and the head cradled, and aligned to the spine's natural curvature.
So, it is the cavity that is left between the shoulder blade and the base of the neck that has to be filled if the natural alignment is to be maintained. Try and calculate what this is and you have the ideal platform for your child through the night.
It’s not hard. Just press your fingers into the mattress, check the density of the pillow and allow for the sinking, and hey presto you have the equation down pat!
But be sure to get a contoured pillow, because if not your child's spine won't be naturally aligned during sleep. A contoured pillow supports the neck and cradles the head. An old-fashioned regular shape oval pillow simply supports the head and not the neck, and during the night is pushed further and further from the child's head. No good for your child's posture!
Hyperbolic Ergonomic design
Contoured pillow protects the neck and shoulders
Seagrass lines, massage your neck
Small spacing lines, highlighting details
No compression of the shoulder side sleep
head and neck just in the same line
|Model||Youth Neck Pillow|
|Recommended age of users||6~12 Years|
|Pillowfillow||Mesh Food-Grade Silicone Rubber Pillowfillow (Youth hardness 10H)|
|Inner Pillowcase||81% Nylon, 19% Spandex|
|Pillowcase||100% Pure Color Cotton|
|Washable||Can be washed by hand or by machine, even 100℃ high temperature disinfection|
|Net Weight||601g / 1.32lb|
|Dimension||50X30X5/7cm ; 19.7X11.8X2/2.8|
|Packing||Gift box; 40.5X24.5X4.8cm|