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Flat head pillow Koala Perfect Head Maxi


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  • Prevents and treats Positional Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome)
  • Suitable for babies and children up to 3 years of age
  • Made of perforated German Memory Foam
  • Certified Medical Device by the Italian Ministry of Health
  • Recommended and used by osteopaths and paediatricians
  • Voted " 2021 best newborn pillow " by

Why choose it

Koala Perfect Head Maxi cot and crib pillow is a medical device certified by the Italian Ministry of Health and designed alongside osteopaths and paediatric professionals for the prevention and treatment of Flat Head Syndrome.

Its slim design, made from German memory foam, guarantees correct neck and back posture, helping to keep a baby’s airways open at all times.

The central indent allows for localised pressure to be distributed evenly across the infant’s head, preventing posterior and lateral flattening.

A spare pillowcase is included inside the package, ensuring you always have a clean pillow on hand.

Suitable from newborn up to 36 months, the pillow can be used in cots and co-sleeping cribs. 

Materials and washing

• BASF Memory Foam • Outer pillowcase: 75% cotton 25% polyester OEKO TEX certified • Inner pillow cover: 100% polyester The pillowcase can be machine washed at 30° and can be tumble dried on a low temperature delicate cycle. Do not use an iron. Do not wash the memory foam padding inside the pillow.


• Class 1 Medical Device • Ergonomic IGR product • Hypoallergenic • Oeko Tex • REACH Certification •
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For cots and play mats, designed by experts to protect little heads

Koala Perfect Head Maxi is a flat head pillow, designed by doctors and professionals to evenly distribute pressure across a baby's head. It’s a medical device for use in cots and on play mats.
Just as simple as resting your head on the pillow!

Because it’s just what you need

The secret of its effectiveness is in the attention to detail

High-quality German memory foam

Soft, firm and with varying levels of thickness, depending on the area, all help it to combat flat head syndrome in little heads.

Ideal size for cots

49cm length means it’s the perfect size for use as a cot pillow or co-sleeping crib pillow, so your baby won’t slip off.

Easy-to-wash removable cover

Enjoy the convenience of machine-washing the pillowcase at 30° every time it gets dirty (and this will happen very often!).

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    Frequently asked questions on this product

    Koala Perfect Head is designed to help prevent and treat positional plagiocephaly (commonly known as flat head syndrome). This is an increasingly common condition in infants, with up to 48% of newborns suffering from it, according to studies by the American Academy of Paediatrics. This problem has become more widespread as a result of the World Health Organisation's 'Back to Sleep' guidelines, which recommend that babies should always sleep in a supine position (lying on their backs) to combat the risk of SIDS. As babies’ heads are very soft in the first few months, the constant pressure of their skull on a flat surface can cause their head to flatten. For maximum safety, and in accordance with WHO guidelines, we recommend that Koala Perfect Head is used under adult supervision during the first 6 months of life (or until the baby can roll over independently).

    Thanks to its design and the materials we have chosen with utmost care and attention. Our pillows are all made from 100% BASF German memory foam. This type of material evenly distributes pressure from the baby's head over the entire surface of the pillow, thus, preventing their head from flattening and reducing localised pressure, which are among the main culprits of flat head syndrome.

    Of course. Preventing a condition is much simpler and more effective than treating it. When you buy Koala Perfect Head you can combine use of the pillow with all the necessary precautions for the prevention of Flat Head Syndrome, such as Tummy Time, using a baby carrier, and positioning your baby correctly right from the first few months. The memory foam inner padding will help the baby's head to develop correctly, reducing localised pressure and ensuring pressure is evenly dispersed over the entire surface of the pillow.

    Since 1992, WHO guidelines have recommended that babies should always lie on their backs and should not have any pillows inside their cot in order to combat the increase in cot deaths (SIDS). These guidelines have been very successful in significantly lowering the number of SIDS cases right from the beginning. At the same time, however, as newborn babies’ heads are very soft, lying on their backs on a flat surface for long periods of time can lead to a flattening of the skull (known as flat head syndrome or positional plagiocephaly). Scientific studies show that this condition can lead, not only to cosmetic problems, but in serious cases, it can also lead to cognitive and/or motor development problems. The Koala Perfect Head product line has been designed in accordance with these guidelines, and under the supervision of various experts and professionals, we have made it as safe as possible. So much so that Koala Babycare was the only company invited to the Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome) conference held at Policlinico Gemelli, Rome, Italy in 2018. Pillows in our KPH range are suitable from birth as long as you use them carefully and sensibly: For maximum safety, we recommend using Koala Perfect Head pillows under adult supervision during the first 6 months of the baby’s life or until the baby can roll over independently.

    Yes, of course, Koala Perfect Head pillows have: Design Patent; CE Certification; Registration as a Class 1 Medical Device Ergonomic Product; Certification by the German Institute for Health and Ergonomics (IGR); Oeko Tex Certification

    Despite the fact that the Memory Foam with which they are made has holes to facilitate the passage of air, no tests have been carried out on Koala Perfect Head to certify that it is anti-suffocation, as there is currently no legislation governing the classification of these devices as such. For this reason, we always recommend, for maximum safety, that they be used under adult supervision during the first 6 months of life or until the baby is able to roll over independently.

    Always place the baby on their back (the safest position during the first year of their life), resting the baby's head in the centre of the pillow near the hole or indent. This position will allow pressure on the skull to be evenly distributed. Always make sure that their shoulders are off the pillow (this will align their spine and tneck) and that their chin is not tilted towards theit chest. For maximum safety, from 0 to 6 months or until the child is able to roll over independently, we recommend that the pillow is always used under adult supervision.

    The first piece of advice is to talk to your doctor straight away and to consult a specialist who can advise you on the most suitable form of treatment. Then, during the day, you can reposition your baby onto their other side (the one unaffected by flat head syndrome) so their skull has the time and space needed to reshape itself.

    Koala Perfect Head does not lock the baby in one single position, so the baby’s head may move out of the hole or indent. This is not a problem, as the Memory Foam will continue to distribute the right amount of pressure over a very large surface area, thus reducing localised pressure that causes flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly). However, we suggest that you combine the use of Koala Perfect Head with other preventative measures to combat Plagiocephaly.

    Every baby is different, so there is no set timeframe. Some mums see results after the first few weeks, while others have to wait a few months. There are many factors involved: depending on if you are treating plagiocephaly together with a specialist, if you are following daily preventative measures, if your baby spends long periods of time sitting or lying down in car seats/ highchairs/ bouncers). Remember that for maximum effectiveness and visible results in a short time, the use of the pillow must be combined with the correct treatment and/or daily preventative measures.

    There are cases in which plagiocephaly can resolve itself, but this does not always occur. Unfortunately, if not prevented or if action is not taken when the infant's head is still soft, there is a risk that, as the various cranial soft spots grow and close, deformities suffered over the first months will persist even as the baby grows. It is true that some cases of flat head syndrome are only cosmetic, however, in other cases it could cause future problems, such as difficulties in speech, swallowing or postural defects. In more severe cases, it may affect cognitive and motor development.

    We have come up with two different solutions to protect your baby's head wherever you may be. Koala Perfect Head is the perfect solution you can always take with you. Its compact shape makes it suitable for all types of baby equipment (from prams to pushchairs) and the central indent is perfect for shaping your baby's head during those very first months of life. Koala Perfect Head Maxi, on the other hand, is designed for cot naps up to 3 years of age. Its generous size (50 cm) ensures that the baby's head does not come off the pillow as they move around, making it perfect for both the Next To Me co-sleeping crib as well as ordinary cots. For maximum safety, we recommend using both pillows under adult supervision during the first 6 months of the baby’s life or until the child is able to roll over independently.

    You can use Koala Perfect Head in prams, carrycots, pushchairs, car seats, bouncers.

    You can use Koala Perfect Head Maxi in a co-sleeping crib, such as Next To Me, or in a cot.

    Koala Perfect Head Pillow is designed to be used in baby carrying supports, which are less spacious than cots. Therefore, the pillow helps the baby maintain the correct position, i.e. on their backs, while their head stays inside the indent. When using Koala Perfect Head on a larger surface, such as a cot or co-sleeping crib, you will notice that as they move around, your baby will move off the pillow easily, which is why the Maxi version is more suitable in these cases.

    Koala Perfect Head pillows, as long as used carefully, are designed to be used from the first few months of your baby’s life. However, they are indicated for different uses. Koala Perfect Head can be used up to 12 months old in smaller baby carrying supports, while the Koala Perfect Head Maxi can be used right up until 36 months in co-sleeping cribs or cots. Please note that in both cases, from 0 to 6 months (or until the baby can roll over independently) you should use the pillow under adult supervision.

    The characteristic indent in Koala Perfect Head allows the baby's head to stay in the correct position, especially when the baby is in a semi-reclining position such as in the car seat or bouncer. It is also useful for keeping the baby's head centered, preventing it from continually coming off the pillow. Koala Perfect Head Maxi, on the other hand, does not have an indent, but rather a rounded basin in the middle, which is more suitable for when the baby is in a lying down position. The function of the memory foam is the same in both pillows and the presence or absence of the indent does not affect the product’s efficiency. The different shapes are designed according to where each pillow is to be used.

    Both pillows are made of 100% high-quality BASF German Memory Foam. Two pillowcases (made from 75% cotton and 25% polyester) are provided with the pillow. Materials used are Oeko Tex certified. The pillows are free of zips, buttons and metal parts to maximise baby's safety.

    To remove the memory foam from the pillowcase, simply fold it and pull it out through the opening on the back of the pillowcase.

    Do not wash the memory foam in water or in the washing machine. Memory foam loses its original shape when immersed in water, making it unusable. You can clean the surface with a well wrung out cotton or microfibre cloth and let it air dry flat away from sunlight. You can wash the pillowcases at 30°. However, we recommend that you do not bleach them, do not iron them, do not dry clean them and do not use stain removers or solvents.