W WelLifes Breathable 3D Air Mesh Organic Cotton Baby Pillow

Last updated date: May 22, 2020

DWYM Score
9.5


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 211 expert reviews, the W WelLifes W WelLifes Breathable Cotton Baby Pillow placed 1st when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note February 19, 2020:
Checkout The Best Baby Pillow/Lounger for a detailed review of all the top baby pillow/loungers.

Expert Summarized Score
9.0
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
1,674 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
A hand crafted baby pillow tends to cradle your little one relieving all the pressure from its gentle head.
- Talk About Sleep
The pillow is made of the breathable mesh which keeps my son's head cool and free from pressure. I noticed that my baby feels more comfortable and doesn't have any problems with sleeping.
- A Sleepy Wolf
It offers just the right amount of support he or she needs for a refreshing sleep on a routine basis.
- Sleeperholic
In the summer, it keeps your little one cool ensuring your baby’s naps are restful. When it gets colder, it drives warm air and reserves it to enhance your baby’s sleeping experience.
- Lifestyle Reviews
These pillows have cotton covers that you can easily clean and do not contain harsh chemicals inside that can hurt your baby.
- Sleeping Culture
The presence of a series of pillars between the top and bottom layer creating space where air can circulate easily and provide a soft cushion.
- Baby Gears List
Made of breathable cotton materials. Air mesh design allows maximum airflow. Machine washable.
- Piles of Pillows
Capable of regulating temperatures effectively. Provides babies with additional comfort and cushioning.
- Breast Milk Project
What experts didn't like
Cotton cover wears off quickly so it needs extra casing.
- Talk About Sleep
Has a light smell that doesn’t go away. A bit smaller than expected
- A Sleepy Wolf
Lifts the head high while new.
- Lifestyle Reviews
Does not hold up in machine washing. Not for older babies.
- Sleeping Culture
Issue of discoloration after washing.
- Baby Gears List
Too soft. Redistribution of cotton filling not practical in all situations.
- Piles of Pillows
Hardens upon washing. Capable of shrinking after wash.
- Breast Milk Project

From The Manufacturer

The W WelLifes Pillow is the solution to prevent plagiocephaly, known as flat-head syndrome. The newborn head pillow is soft and supple. It provides a great deal of comfort while still giving the essential support to keep your infant’s head in proper alignment.

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10. Leachco Podster, Gray Pin Dot
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11. Snuggle Me Organic Sensory Lounger for Baby
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12. Boppy Original Newborn Lounger, Elephant Love Gray
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John N Tree Organic Protective Baby Pillow
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An Overview On Baby Pillow/Loungers

Parents can’t hold their infants all day long or they’d never get anything done around the house. Baby pillows and loungers are the perfect solution to this dilemma, as they are designed to cuddle your baby while you attend to your chores. As you browse different pillow and lounger models, you’ll want to look for the following traits:

Choose a pillow made from organic cotton. Not only is this material hypoallergenic and gentle on sensitive skin, but it’s also eco-friendly and free from any dyes or bleach. Of course, cotton is also known for being soft and breathable.

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Consider the material used to make the lounger’s filling. The DockATot All in One Baby Lounger has a filling with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It’s fabrics also resist heat retention, which means your baby will remain cool and comfortable throughout his or her time in the pillow.

Feel the baby lounger and make sure it’s light in weight. Ideally, you want it to be three pounds or less so that it can easily be moved from one room to another while you clean. It’s also helpful if the unit has a set of handles, like the Boppy Original Newborn Lounger, Elephant Love Gray, as this makes transport a breeze.

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Review how the lounger is able to cradle your newborn. Does it have a center depression that is surrounded by cushioned sides that act as a nest, or does it have a center sling, like the Snuggle Me Organic Sensory Lounger for Baby, which draws close to your baby when you set him or her in the lounger? The important thing is that your baby feels safe and secure while relaxing in the pillow.

Check to make sure the model you’re interested in is able to meet any specific needs your baby might have. Some loungers come at a slight incline to help with acid reflux, while others are designed for healthy back posture. You’ll even find models made to help prevent flat head syndrome.

Opt for a baby lounger that is versatile and able to grow with your child. There are pillows that can be used for tummy time, as well as diaper changes. Some also have buckles or buttons by the feet that can be opened as your baby grows.

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Lastly, review the baby lounger’s available colors and patterns. You may find one that matches the theme in your baby’s nursery. You may also opt for a pillow that comes in the shape of a cute animal. The JOHN N TREE Organic Baby Protective Pillow, for example, comes in elephant, lamb, monkey, puppy and bunny shapes.

DWYM Fun Fact

The first patented baby pillow was created by Tien-Hsi Han in 1998. Han designed the baby pillow to do several things. First, he wanted a pillow that kept the baby from turning its head to the side during sleep. He noted that babies have soft skulls that are malleable when left in the same position for a long period of time. The pillow would prevent the head from becoming disfigured during long stretches of sleep.

The second part of Han’s design was the cotton side walls that kept outside noises from reaching the baby’s ears. This would allow the baby to continue resting without being disturbed, which was also great for parents who needed to get a few chores done around the house.

While the original design had components that had to be folded, like the two sides, before the baby pillow could be used, newer designs don’t require this. Most modern baby pillows and loungers are now made ready to use without the need for any modifications. Newer models have also been adjusted to account for additional health issues that are common among infants, such as acid reflux and flat head syndrome.

The Baby Pillow/Lounger Buying Guide

  • Look for any extra awards, like the Mom’s Choice Award, or special certifications, such as the International Certification Control Union and the National Organic Standards Board. You may also find the company offers a customer satisfaction guarantee. These are all just further indications that the baby pillow is quality made and that the company stands behind its products.
  • Review the baby lounger’s care instruction label before attempting to clean it. You’ll find some loungers are easy to spot clean, while others require a full wash. You may be able to remove a cover and simply wash that, or you may need to toss the entire pillow into the washing machine. Some companies recommend placing the pillow in a laundry bag first, while others require you to wash the pillow as-is using the washing machine’s gentle cycle. When it comes to drying the lounger, the instructions may list the ability to use the dryer on low heat or they may suggest avoiding the heat from the dryer and allowing the pillow to air dry naturally.
  • When using a baby lounger, it is important that you always supervise your baby.
  • Always place your baby on his or her back during nap and sleep times, as this is the recommended position for reducing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). You’ll also want to reserve sleep times for a crib that meets the standards set by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Never use a traditional pillow with a baby under the age of 18 months. This poses a risk of suffocation.
  • You’ll find one of the main differences in baby pillow prices is the ability of the pillow to grow with your baby. The Boppy Original Newborn Lounger, Elephant Love Gray and the JOHN N TREE Organic Baby Protective Pillow are on the lower end of the pricing scale, as they cater to newborns and infants of up to three months only. The Snuggle Me Organic Sensory Lounger for Baby and the DockATot All in One Baby Lounger command a higher price because they can be used from infancy all the way to nine months of age.