Why use the Koala Perfect Head?
Koala Perfect Head is designed to prevent and treat plagiocephaly, also known as flat head syndrome. It is an increasingly common childhood disorder: in fact, in order to avoid SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), pediatricians rightly recommend new parents to place the baby on their back when lying in the neonatal supports. This causes the baby’s head to tend to flatten due to localized pressures that concentrate on the side that the baby prefers to sleep. Koala Perfect Head is designed to prevent this type of problem.
Koala Perfect Head manages to prevent and treat children’s flat heads thanks to its structure and materials that we have chosen with great care.
Our pillows are made of 100% German BASF memory foam, the best on the market! This material allows the pressure exerted by the baby’s head to spread over the entire surface of the pillow, avoiding localized flattening and pressure, which are mainly responsible for flat head syndrome.
Koala Perfect Head size M and Koala Perfect Head MAXI respectively have a hole and a blunter hole at their center: these very important details allow your baby’s head to remain well positioned in the center of the pillow, preventing it from slipping out.
Of course! Many mothers prefer to prevent rather than possibly cure it in the future, so they choose to buy the pillow even before birth, in order to have it at hand from the very first moments of the baby’s life.
The memory foam will allow the baby’s head to develop correctly, neutralizing the localized pressures, and allowing a correct dispersion of the pressures on the whole surface of the pillow.
How to position the child
In the event that your baby has central plagiocephaly we suggest placing the baby’s neck in the center of the hole. In this way the pressure will be distributed evenly, releasing the nape which is usually the part that tends to flatten. The best position is therefore the supine one facing upwards. The child’s shoulders must not rest on the pillow. This allows the baby to maintain the natural curvature of the back and neck and makes sure that the nape of the neck is centered in the hole.
In the event that your child is particularly lively and is unable to maintain the recommended position, you don’t need to worry! Whatever position your baby may prefer, the memory foam will always distribute the pressure of the head on a very large surface, thus reducing the localized pressures that cause plagiocephaly. The flattened part will not undergo further pressure, allowing the head to heal properly. During the day you can still try to distract your baby with some games or you can try to make him or her lay on the stomach (making sure to be extra careful!).
Consider that each child is different from the other: some mothers see results already after the first weeks of use, while others have to wait a few months.
We can tell you that in order to have visible results it is very important to position the baby at the right height, with the shoulders out of the pillow and the head well centered in the hole. It is essential to use the pillows for as long as possible, being careful to have a Koala Perfect Head on hand whenever the baby is not in your arms.
Why there are two sizes and what are the most effective uses
We have thought of two solutions to protect your baby’s head in every situation.
Koala Perfect Head size M is the perfect solution for your baby’s naps, to be carried with you and your little one wherever you go: it is sold with a comfortable carrying bag, which guarantees high hygiene.
Koala Perfect Head MAXI size L is the solution designed specifically for the bed. Its generous dimensions (50 cm wide) ensure that your baby’s head never slips, even during long hours of sleep.
We at Koala Babycare recommend the use of both pillows: in this way your baby’s head will always be protected and the therapy will have a greater chance of success!
The supports indicated for Koala Perfect Head size M are bouncers, pushchairs, car seats, strollers… Some mothers also use it in the highchair!
Koala Perfect Head MAXI size L is to be used in the bed and in supports such as Chicco’s Next To Me.
Koala Perfect Head size M is a pillow designed for mobile supports, which are generally more limited than the cradle. In these cases the hole in the pillow helps the child to maintain the correct position without difficulty. However, this pillow is not intended for use in the cradle where the baby’s head may slip.
Another problem that you could face in case you decide to use Koala Perfect Head size M in the cradle is related to your baby’s ears, which could bend: while the blunter hole of Koala Perfect Head MAXI size L prevents the ears of your baby from bending, the hole of Koala Perfect Head size M could constitute a “step” for the ears when the baby is in a relaxed position. Also for this reason Koala Perfect Head MAXI size L is the right solution for the bed!
Many mothers think that Koala Perfect Head size M is to be used when the baby is a newborn, while Koala Perfect Head MAXI size L when the baby is a little older … This is a very common mistake.
You can actually use Koala Perfect Head size M from 0 to 12 months and Koala Perfect Head MAXI size L from 0 to 36 months.
It is very important to start using the pillows from the first months to avoid flattening the head.
Koala Perfect Head size M has its characteristic “hole” which allows the baby’s head to maintain the correct position especially in situations where the baby is in a half-seated position, such as in the baby carrier or in the bouncer.
Koala Perfect Head MAXI size L doesn’t have a “hole”, but a blunter one that allows your little one’s head to never slip. This solution also avoids other types of annoyances when your baby is completely lying down, such as that relating to the ears that bend.
Pillow manufacturing materials and washing methods
Koala Perfect Head size M and Koala Perfect Head MAXI size L are both in 100% memory foam. You will receive them together with two comfortable pillowcases in 75% cotton and 25% polyester. Our pillows are also completely free of zip and other iron parts to prevent your baby from being scratched.
The pillowcase has no zip for your baby’s safety. To extract the memory foam from the pillowcase, you simply have to fold the pillow and take it out from the opening on the back of the pillowcase.
The memory foam must never be washed in the washing machine or immersed in water, otherwise it could be ruined and deformed. You can clean it using a wet cloth, and then air-dry it.
You can wash the pillowcases at 30°. We also advise you not to bleach, do not iron them, do not dry clean them, do not use stain removers with solvents.