Finding the Best Travel Pillow For Kids
Finding the best travel pillow for kids is something that will make your child very happy. Most kids like to sleep on soft pillows, and a travel pillow are very comfortable, but it can be hard to find one that will fit into a backpack without being bulky.
Your best bet is to buy a travel pillow for kids with an adjustable headrest, so that your child’s head won’t be trapped in the pillow. It is not easy to find one that has a headrest like this, but there are several travel pillows that you can use with just a bit of sewing. If you’re going to make one of these pillows, though, you’ll need to know what materials you’ll need and how to make them.
The special pillow is made from a thick foam core that is filled with cotton. The frame consists of two layers of fabric which are bonded together by glue. A thick pillow like this will keep your child’s head in the right position all night long.
Some of the better designs include pillow tops that have some kind of neck support, including a removable foam lining that goes around the neck. Sometimes they come with a memory foam neck support as well.
While you may be tempted to just go out and get a foam lined kid’s pillow from your local department store, try to avoid those. They are too flimsy for a travel pillow. You should also avoid pillow cases that have foam lining because those pillows are likely to rip easily.
Choose a fabric that is washable and will be machine washable. Also make sure that the pillow is a pillow top or with a removable foam layer.
If you’re making your own pillow, you cancut any foam in half and use it as a template to make the shapes of the kid’s head. There are some good craft stores that sell foam, so that’s the next step. You can either buy foam that has already been cut into shapes, or you can make them yourself.
When you have your foam ready, take about a whole lot of it and cut it up into a shape that’s slightly bigger than the size of your kid’s head. If you’re using an adult pillow, you can usually fill it with a thin layer of cotton batting, but if you’re using a child’s pillow, you can use whatever type of stuffing is necessary to keep the child’s head in the right position.
When you have your shape cut, sew it into a circle or a round pattern and then stuff it. When sewing, be sure to sew the curves and the outside edges so that the baby doesn’t wake up and find it sticking out of their face. To attach the design, you can attach a Velcro strip along the top of the pillow.
You can even make your pillow a little more durable by putting some Velcro along the head of the pillow, then snip the ribbon that ties the pillow to the neck. If you’re careful enough, you should be able to remove the pillow without taking the child out of the bed. Just get it really far down and unzip the zipper.
Some parents prefer to buy a full sized travel pillow for their child, and then replace it with a smaller one during the summer and on extremely hot summer day. They also make sure that the baby pillow is placed in the right place and that the child will always be comfortable when sleeping.
Your kid’s pillow will last longer, the petite one will fit in the pack easily, and your child will feel comfortable all night long. You’ll be very glad you spent the time doing the research before you purchased your kids travel pillow!