Your baby’s first pillow

Trying to figure out the culprit behind your baby’s fussiness can prove to be one of the most frustrating tasks around. There are a ton of products out there that try to remedy the crying and overall miserableness (ie the pacifier, swings, teething toys). Now there’s an ergonomic head-support pillow, that aims to provide some much needed relief.

When her infant son was in a constant state of discomfort, the founder of Baby Elephant Ears, took him to a number of specialists, including a chiropractor, who explained the root of the fussiness was most likely due to neck strain the baby suffered during labor. So she created this unusual looking pillow to aided in proper head, neck and back alignment for babies.

Baby Elephant Ears (look at the picture and you’ll understand the name) comes in all sorts of fun fabrics and is perfect for making car seats, strollers, swings and changing tables comfier for our little ones. It’s important to note that the pillow is not to be used in the crib, and of course, some parents are concerned about accessories with infant seats in the car–that’s your call, but we don’t see any problems with it.

Even though it’s tough to know the exact reason why our baby’s fuss, I’m all for making the little beans as comfy as possible. Which is why I plan on using Baby Elephant Ears in May, when my my bun makes his debut. -Melissa

Find these smart head positioners for babies online at Baby Elephant Ears


Melissa Schweiger is a seasoned author, journalist, blogger and proud mom of two troublemaking boys.


  • Reply January 5, 2011


    I am so sold on these! I think they are a fabulous idea!

  • I never did any research on the whole head-positioner-in-the-car seat thing. The hospital said they were a no-no so I just took their word for it. I did always worry about my baby’s neck, though. I’d love to hear what others think about this.

  • Reply January 5, 2011

    Christine M

    Car seats are tested for safety with NOTHING besides the infant dummy. Therefore NOTHING should be between your baby and the seat you bought for his/her safety. All authorities say the same: there should be nothing between the baby and the car seat. That’s why bunting goes over the seat and not under the baby.

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    Reply January 6, 2011

    Cool Mom Picks

    Thanks for the concern Christine. Generally the question is whether a blanket behind the baby would compress in impact, therefore rendering the harness looser that intended. A thin bit of fabric behind the baby’s head would have no effect on the harness.

    From the FAQ on the site:

    Many of the warnings against aftermarket products pertain to supports and accessories that attach to the carseat in some way and could potentially alter the fit of the harness/straps or interfere with how the seat functions. According to several carseat safety sources, a rolled towel or small blanket is suggested as a head support for your baby. We think we can do better than that with Baby Elephant Ears — safely and in style.

    As always, you are welcome to do your own research and support the products that you are most comfortable with. We feel good about recommending Baby Elephant Ears.

  • Reply January 6, 2011


    Best Baby Shower gift ever!!!!!!

  • Reply January 7, 2011


    AWESOME! Love how things coordinate too!

  • Reply January 10, 2011

    Heidi Sparks

    I would LOVE this!!!! I have a 4 month old and all the head support products we have found are not big enough for her noggin’. Haha These look amazing

  • Reply September 5, 2011


    Someone just told me on a parenting forum that these are deadly and will void the car seat’s warranty. I think she’s wrong.

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    Reply September 5, 2011

    Cool Mom Picks

    While we generally do try to recommend as many deadly products as possible, this isn’t one.

    If you are concerned, don’t use it while driving; most parents use infant seats in their strollers or for napping.

  • Reply March 28, 2014

    Hardeep Singh

    You’re absolutely right! :) I just gifted first pillow for my little niece… It was awesome.

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